Producing teaching and learning materials has becoming easier now as good quality contents are available widely online and accessible. The use of copyright materials for strictly teaching and learning purpose within classroom have been a common practice. With the increase of e-learning activities, some of these teaching materials are now available in the online learning platform and exposed widely outside of classroom. This also means that educator need to be more cautious in order to avoid copyright infringement. Hence, it is imperative for all the academic staffs in UMS to be aware of copyright issues and to know how to curate teaching and learning materials legally. In addition, another solution is to produce original content for teaching and learning, as mentioned in the National e-learning Policy (MOHE Malaysia Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia) - 25% of all courses offered at the university have original e-content by 2020 and 40% by 2025.

Course learning outcomes

  1. Describe the copyright policies of UMS
  2. Find, curate and use content legally for teaching and learning purpose
  3. Describe the concept of Creative Commons (CC) licensing and Open Educational Resources (OER)