01 September 2015 Register to receive our free newsletter by email each week
Advanced Search
View Printable VersionEmail Article To a Friend
UNITED STATES
MOOC ownership raises intellectual property debate
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
Receive UWN's free weekly e-newsletters

Email address *
First name *
Last name *
Post code / Zip code *
Country *
Organisation / institution *
Job title *
Please send me UWN’s Global Edition      Africa Edition     Both
I receive my email on my mobile phone
I have read the Terms & Conditions *