Talk:Copyright for Educators/Case study: Question 5

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Which is the best option for question 2203:04, 4 January 2012

Which is the best option for question 2

In my recent editing of quiz questions, I've decided that it is best to have a clear evaluation....correct, incorrect, it depends, most likely, etc., followed by an explanation. My reasoning is the definitive phrase helps to set one's expectation for the text to follow....which is often difficult going for novices to the subject and I would guess even more so for learners who are not completely proficient in English.

For some of the questions on this and previous pages I added "incorrect" to the distractors, (although I think I will re-review some of these as a more nuanced response to some may be better).

OK, now to the point of this post: I'm not sure what evaluative phrase to use for options 2 and 3 for question 2. It seems that Theresa's employer is "the most likely candidate" as the question asks, but the text associated with the Australian Humanities Review isn't definitive enough, in my mind, to rule it out.

Hoping you can provide more clarity on this point.

ASnieckus (talk)14:19, 3 January 2012

I like the use of a definitive phrase followed by the explanation -- especially give the wide international context and likelihood of many participants for whom English will be a 2nd or 3rd language.

I have done some editing on the options to clarify the issues a little further. The issue here is whether the slideshow is a derivative work. Assuming it isn't, the ownership is "most likely" that of Theresa's employer which would be true for most Commonwealth countries. However, many US universities and colleges assign copyright of teaching materials to the faculty member. I'd prefer avoiding country / national based differentiations -- these online courses usually attract participants from +50 countries. Too hard to clarify for all countries ;-).

Take a look to see if my edits provide more clarity.

Good question -- thanks :-)

Mackiwg (talk)16:05, 3 January 2012


Much better. The choice of which is best is clear, and the text provides a straightforward rationale...the decision hinges on whether it's a derivative work.

I made a few wording changes to strengthen the decision point as to whether or not it's a derivative work, and a few others for consistency.

Thanks. I have another quiz question for which I'm unsure about how to nuance the opening definitive phrase...for case study question 1. I will post a discussion item.


ASnieckus (talk)03:04, 4 January 2012