Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Repost: Teaching's digital revolution creates its own problems

"From videotaped lectures to podcasts, universities are rushing to embrace the digital revolution. Yet even as some schools invite the public to view course material online, they're starting to grapple with how to keep classroom discussions out of the wrong hands
At the University of Missouri, a leaked classroom video that went viral and triggered an uproar on conservative media has prompted what may be the first restrictions on students recording lectures since the advent of portable tape recorders more than 50 years ago. Under the new policy, students must first obtain written permission from their professors and classmates.

"The proposed policy notes that "unauthorised distribution of such materials is a violation of academic standards and may violate copyright and/or privacy rights." Students and professors who violate the policy could face university disciplinary sanctions.

Source The Australian


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