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More Than Free: Understanding Open Licenses to Unlock the Power of OER

More Than Free: Understanding Open Licenses to Unlock the Power of OER

Join us at Collier Library as Will Cross, Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University, discusses  open educational resources (OER) and how they offer a powerful opportunity to reduce textbook costs so all students at UNA can participate on a level playing field. By building on open licenses, OER remove copyright confusion and support new kinds of teaching and learning. This introductory session will familiarize you with OER and the open licenses that make them so exciting. Come learn about the basics of copyright as it applies to education and see the ways that OER can transform your classroom.

 

William M. Cross is the Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University where he provides advice and instruction to campus stakeholders on copyright, licensing, and scholarly communication issues. As a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Will earned an M.A. in Technology & Communication, a J.D. in Law, and an M.S.L.S. in Library Science. Before joining the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center, Will worked in academic and law libraries, in constitutional litigation, and at the North Carolina Court of Appeals. He serves as an adjunct instructor in the UNC School of Information and Library Science and lectures nationally on free expression, copyright, and scholarly communication. Will has been quoted in publications such as The Chronicle of Higher Education and Techdirt and publishes regularly in law and library journals on topics ranging from the pedagogy of legal education for librarians to First Amendment analysis of the regulation of video games.

Date:
Monday, March 18, 2019
Time:
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
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Event Organizer

Jennifer Pate