Online Learning Update

June 22, 2013

MOOCs: Interesting Legal Territory Ahead

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

by Kelly Sheridan, Information Week

Massive open online courses have the potential to change higher education, but people and schools implementing MOOCs face some emerging legal questions. As massive open online courses (MOOCs) gain publicity and popularity, it’s time to address the legal concerns affecting this trend in higher education. While MOOCs have the potential to change higher education, those who wish to implement them have a few issues to confront. Copyright and intellectual property issues are currently of particular concern, Amanda Marie Baer, an attorney at Mirick O’Connell who specializes in higher education, said in an interview.

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