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Remix and Respect
Intellectual Property, Fair Use, and Crediting Work in Digital Environments
Games+Learning+Society Educator's Symposium, UW-Madison, 6/14/2011
Lora Cowell, M.Ed. Library Media Specialist, Hartford Union High School, Wisconsin
Jen Scott Curwood, Ph.D. University of Sydney, Australia
All Participants

Rapidly changing technology has a profound impact on the evolution of digital media, both consumed and authored. New methods of producing and sharing knowledge call for a paradigm shift, not only in teaching and learning, but also in how we exercise intellectual responsibility. This workshop will revisit the concepts of intellectual property and fair use as they apply in today’s remix culture. Participants will take away tips and hands-on experience in crediting work in a variety of digital environments, beyond the academic bibliography, that can be immediately implemented into classroom media projects. Participants are asked to bring along their laptops and their “fair use” dilemma.

1.Workshop Mixer: Meet and greet for participants and the Remix Culture

2. Shifting Paradigms - Copyright and Fair Use

  • Copyright and the Legal Landscape (Discussion)
  • Plagiarism and Academic Integrity (Discussion)
  • Teaching Intellectual Respect (Discussion/Game)

3. Mixing It Up - Remix and Social Media Go to School

  • Reading Remix (Discussion/Sandbox)
  • Retell, Rewrite, Remix (Discussion)
  • Assessing Remix (Group Work)

4. Joining in the Conversation (Networking)