EDUC622 - Ethics and Legal Issues in Online Learning

Course Details

Course Code: EDUC622 Course ID: 4356 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course will focus on the issue of ownership of certain types of intellectual property on the internet, which has become a critical issue with different technological platforms, digital tools, and apps becoming so prevalent in our schools and culture. In this course, online, face-to-face, and hybrid educators will learn about the different types of potential copyright infringement, fair use, and privacy aspects for students, exploring the implication for course development and instruction.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
06/26/2023 - 12/01/2023 12/04/2023 - 01/28/2024 December Fall 2023 Session D 8 Week session
08/28/2023 - 02/02/2024 02/05/2024 - 03/31/2024 February Winter 2024 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to:

  1. Synthesize copyright laws as they relate to the concept of ownership via the internet.
  2. Analyze the need to develop an ethical framework for use of computers and learning objects in educational settings.
  3. Analyze the legal and ethical tests for fair use of copyrighted materials on the internet.
  4. Develop comprehensive acceptable use policies for academic settings.
NameGrade %
Learning Activities 75.00%
Learning Activity 1: Ethical Issues and Solutions PowerPoint 9.38%
Learning Activity 2: Privacy 9.38%
Learning Activity 3: Property Prevention Plan 9.38%
Learning Activity 4: Fair Use Case Study Video Analysis 9.38%
Learning Activity 5: School District Technology Use Analysis and Appropriate Use Policy 9.38%
Learning Activity 6: My Ethical Framework 9.38%
Learning Activity 7: Legal Issues Q&A 9.38%
Learning Activity 8: Ethics and Legal Issues Project 9.38%
Discussions 25.00%
Introductions 2.78%
Week 1: Ethical Factors 2.78%
Week 2: Privacy Technology and Online Learning 2.78%
Week 3: Property and the Online Classroom 2.78%
Week 4: Fair Use and Your Online Teaching Context 2.78%
Week 5: Appropriate Use and Your Online Teaching Context 2.78%
Week 6: Building an Ethical Framework 2.78%
Week 7: Legal Issues in Online Learning 2.78%
Week 8: Online Research Ethics 2.78%

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.