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Fair Use of Media in Online Teaching

 September 1, 2022  Justin W. Marquis Ph.D.

Copyright is a concept that hovers around the periphery of educators’ consciousness like some impending catastrophe, always mere moments away from destroying your world. Though the law itself is, in this writer’s opinion, a bit too vigorous in protecting the rights of individual and corporate copyright holders, it is something that the informed online instructor can manage. With knowledge of the concepts of fair use and other educational uses and how they can be applied in the classroom, you, as an education professional, can navigate the treacherous path of copyright with relative ease. The first step, of course, is in understanding what copyright is.

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The Challenge of Crafting a Liberal-Arts Education for the Online Learner

August 01, 2022 Justin W. Marquis Ph.D.

While liberal arts colleges are currently under attack for their failure to teach specific, job-oriented skills, as this article from Inside Higher ED discusses, there is one often overlooked reason to consider pursuing a liberal education: It produces innovative thinkers.

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Creating a Game-Based Online Class

July 01, 2022 Justin W. Marquis Ph.D.

One of the things that I like the most about the field of instructional design is the opportunity to think about that hard to quantify meta-level where you are teaching someone how to teach someone else.

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Explaining and Applying Hybrid Pedagogy

June 01, 2022 Justin W. Marquis Ph.D.

We cannot separate ourselves from technology that mediates our daily lives; that manages our social lives; that dominates politics; that entertains us; and that helps to educate us.