From Thursday’s inbox, a reminder for my Canadian readers…
Dear CNIE Member,
We invite you to the first presentation in our 2012-13 series of free online CIDER sessions. This session features a presentation and discussion with Dr. Rory McGreal from Athabasca University, Alberta.
Title: The Supreme Court Pentalogy and Bill C-11: Implications for online learning
The Supreme Court has recently re-affirmed the broad and liberal interpretation of fair dealing. In the fair dealing and other cases that have been concluded the Court also extended the interpretation of fair dealing to the reproduction classroom copies, whether required or not. Another decision affirmed that fair dealing is technologically neutral. This is important for online learning as there is no question that many different devices and applications can access content without fear of breaking copyright. These ruling are based on the old copyright law.
Bill C-11 opens fair dealing even further by including “education” as a legitimate purpose. And, the new statutory damages clauses limit institutional liability, so that there is little if any risk in making full use of fair dealing rights.
In this session by Dr. McGreal, UNESCO/COL Chair in OER from the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI) at Athabasca University, these issues will be introduced and opened up for discussion.
When: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 – 11am to 12noon Mountain Time (Canada)
*Local times for CIDER sessions are provided on our website:
Where: Online through Adobe Connect at:
Please note that it is extremely important to get your system set up prior to the event. Make sure your Mac or PC is equipped with a microphone and speakers, so that you can use the audio functionality built into the conferencing software. The Adobe Connect platform may require an update to your Flash Player; allow time for this update by joining the session 15 minutes prior to the scheduled presentation.
Registration is not required; all are welcome.
Interested in presenting in our 2012-13 season? We invite DE scholars and practitioners with research of interest to our members to send a description to Dr. Terry Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
CIDER sessions are brought to you by the Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University: Canada’s Open University and leader in professional online education.