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November 2-3, 2018
Venue: American Community School, Amman, Jordan

Renee Hobbs

Professor and Director of the Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island.


Full Bio

RENEE HOBBS is an expert on digital and media literacy education and has published seven books and more than 150 scholarly and professional articles on the subject.

She has created award-winning educational multimedia curricula and offered professional development on four continents.

Dr Hobbs is the Founding Editor of the Journal of Media Literacy Education, an open-access peer reviewed journal that is the official publication of the National Association for Media Literacy Education.

The author of Create to Learn: Introduction to Digital Literacy, and Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning, she successfully petitioned the U.S. Copyright Office for an exemption to enable K-12 educators and learners to "rip" DVDs for educational purposes.

Institute Description

Media Literacy: Copyright Clarity


Many people have misunderstandings about copyright law and its application to teaching, learning and multimedia creativity. This professional development workshop gives participants a deeper understanding of how copyright and fair use applies to digital learning. Yes, you (and your students) can use copyrighted materials for teaching and learning! You can bring copyright clarity to your library, school and community by participating in this train-the-trainers program.

In this two-day institute, participants will reflect upon the importance of copyright and fair use for digital learning and digital literacy. Gain knowledge about U.S. copyright law as it relates to the most common instructional practices in digital literacy. Participants will apply the concept of transformative use to your own uses of media and technology in the library or classroom.

Participants will gain confidence in making a fair use determination and learn how to integrate fair use reasoning into teacher and student media production activities. They will learn instructional strategies for teaching students of any age about copyright and fair use.

Finally, participants will increase their ability to advocate for the fair use of copyrighted materials in digital literacy and develop an increased understanding of how copyright law changes in response to changes in technology, society and culture.

Take responsibility for clearing up copyright confusion by participating in this eye-opening, engaging and fun workshop offered by one of the leading media literacy educators in the world.

No advance knowledge/prerequisites required.

*Please bring your laptop/tablet to this workshop.

Target Audience: All.

Continuum Levels: 1-5

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