ED F654 : “Digital Citizenship” & Intellectual Property
Summer 2019 – 3 credits
Instructor & Contact
Listed in order of preference, from most available and productive, to least. I will do my best to respond to email within 24 hours (or the next day) at the latest.
An examination of critical elements of digital citizenship [whatever that is, if it exists at all], a survey of contemporary legal issues, and an exploration of copyright, fair use, and intellectual property relevant to educators and instructional designers.
Course readings are available freely on the web or free to students using UAF Library article databases.
I’d prefer not to give grades at all, but since I must, I will use the following simple (I hope) system. Your participation and engagement in this course is worth 1000 points consisting of the following parts:
- Course Collections: 500 points (4 @ 125 points each)
- Course Communication: 100 points
- Course Connection: 200 points
- Course Commitment: 100 points
- Decidedly Non-Final Project: 100 points
So, you can earn a C (700 points for Collections, necessary Communication and completing the Non-Final Project) by completing the work that is assigned to the point that you receive a grade: in other words by answering questions and making revisions I request .
There is ample opportunity for any student to earn a higher grade by going above and beyond that in demonstrating their willingness to Connect and Commit. Read more about this course’s Four Cs.
Students must either be admitted to the School of Education M.Ed. program or obtain instructor permission to enroll in this course (he’ll give permission…the more students the merrier!).
This is a fully online course that will be taught using a variety of teaching methods and technologies including web publishing, discussion, collaboration, and routine use of Twitter. Students will perform internet research, reading assignments, create presentations and engage in debates and dialogues.
May 20 – First day of instruction
May 28 – Registration and Refund deadline
July 9 – Last day for student- and faculty-initiated withdrawals
July 15 – Deadline to apply for summer 2019 graduation
August 9 – Last day of instruction
August 14 – Deadline for faculty to post grades, noon
See the Schedule page for a detailed schedule of assignments.
Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty
Working on the contemporary web in a course like this puts a premium on understanding what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
Plagiarism occurs when you accidentally or intentionally do any of the following:
- Use someone else’s words, evidence, ideas, reasoning, or line of thinking, verbatim or almost verbatim, without attribution
- Turn in someone else’s work as your own
- Turn in previously submitted work as new work without instructor approval
Penalties for plagiarism may include:
- Required revision of the assignment
- A failing grade on the assignment
- A failing grade in the course
- Notification of the appropriate academic administrator
- A letter attached to your college transcript
- Expulsion from your program or the University
I encourage you to build on work you have done for other classes and the work of others. Plagiarism won’t be a problem if we keep communication open!
Student Protection and Services
Every qualified student is welcome in my classroom. As needed, I am happy to work with you, disability services, veterans’ services, rural student services, etc to find reasonable accommodations. Students at this university are protected against sexual harassment and discrimination (Title IX), and minors have additional protections. As required, if I notice or am informed of certain types of misconduct, then I am required to report it to the appropriate authorities. For more information on your rights as a student and the resources available to you to resolve problems, please go the following site: www.uaf.edu/handbook/
The Office of Disability Services implements the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and ensures that UAF students have equal access to the campus and course materials. State that you will work with the Office of Disabilities Services (208 WHITAKER BLDG, 474-5655) to provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
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