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Just Released: Copyright Education Program Evaluation
The Media Education Lab hosted several copyright education events during the spring and summer of 2010. At a train
-the-trainers workshop held at Temple University on August 19, 2010, 29 educators from the Delaware Valley and across the United States gathered to better understand copyright and fair use as it applies to media literacy and digital learning. During the spring and summer of 2010, district-wide professional development programs on copyright and fair use were offered to more than 200 K-12 technology and library/media educators in the City of Virginia Beach School District over a 4-day period. Program effectiveness was measured through an online questionnaire with a mix of quantitative and qualitative responses. Results show teachers demonstrated increased confidence in their understanding of copyright and fair use as applied to digital learning. Participants rated the quality of the learning experience as among the best they have ever experienced in their career. An increased understanding of copyright and fair use supports teachers who develop innovative learning activities that enable students to use copyrighted materials in developing critical thinking and communication skills.
Read full report here: Copyright and Fair Use for Digital Learning Teacher Education Initiative 2010