Copyright Ownership And Control Of eLearning Course Materials And Courseware

Copyright ownership of eLearning courseware and materials has increasingly attracted the interest of educators, researchers, and companies that develop learning systems and publish online course materials and course ware.  Technology provides the potential for collaborative interaction and learning opportunities for geographically dispersed persons and groups (Biström, 2005; Edwards et al., 2002). The effective use of eLearning course and instructional materials has proven to be useful in diverse educational settings worldwide. In light of the complexity and expense of the resources involved in developing online course materials, many institutions are revisiting their intellectual property policies to clarify how they apply to online educational materials.

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