Colleges broadly threaten faculty members' copyrights and academic freedom in claiming ownership of the massive open online courses, or MOOCS, their instructors have developed, Cary Nelson, a former president of the American Association of University Professors, argued last week at the group's annual conference, writes Peter Schmidt for The Chronicle of Higher Education.
In the meeting's opening address, Nelson characterised the debate at colleges over who owns the rights to faculty members' MOOCs as part of a broader battle over intellectual property that's being waged on America's campuses. At stake, he said, is not just the ability of faculty members to profit from their own writings or inventions, but the future of their profession.
Full report on The Chronicle of Higher Education site
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