If you’re like me, you probably took four or five classes in graduate school that prepared you for the world of digital rights management, online copyright, fair use, and other legal niceties of the digital age. Of course, that version of me who took all of those courses lives in a parallel universe only loosely affiliated with the one we inhabit.
The reality of teaching today–whether you teach in a K-12 institution or a college or university–is that the incredibly conflicting body of laws, court decisions, and urban legends governing these issues makes it very hard for us to do what we do best–teach.
And so, in Episode 24 of our Digital Campus podcast, Dan, Tom, and I confront these issues head on. Do we have solutions? If we did, we’d be billing clients something like $250 per hour rather than giving away podcasts for free. Do we provide at least some useful insights into the issues and how educators might deal with them? I think so. But you be the judge. Give us a listen and see what you think. And don’t be afraid to write in, either here or on the Digital Campus site, and vent your frustrations too. It’s healthy.