Online Copyright
Online Copyright

Welcome to our Copyright Wiki!


As students in the Vancouver Community College Provincial Instructor Program, PID 3240 focuses on the issue of social media. As part of our social media course research it is required to further understand the subject of copyright. The responsibility of educating our students and ourselves to this topic can be daunting. When we stand in the classroom, shop or studio speaking to our class, images we present, material we distribute may in-fact have copyright attached to it. Is using a resource such as YouTube or images gained from the internet acceptable? Does the material we develop as teachers in the course of our everyday work belong to us or the institution for whom we're employed? What does the future hold and can copyright be enforced once information has been uploaded to the World Wide Web? While our Wiki may just touch on the tip of the iceberg, we encourage you to visit our fellow classmates' sites to research these subjects further. We hope you find this information useful.
- Martin, Emelda, Adele and Anna

Your wiki contributors


Marty German--Teaching full-time at BCIT in the Aerospace Program, Marty is focused for the time being on gas turbine engines. This is his final PID and he hopes to complete the Capstone by the new year. The PIDP has been an excellent resource for new and innovative ways to teach students and keep learning interesting. As an instructor in a technical trades field, copyright is a constant concern, as the web is one of the best resources for current and cutting edge ideas in aviation. Being careful of what information he can use to teach his students outside of the set curriculum is a must. With over a decade of experience in commercial aviation, Marty brings his passion for the industry to the next generation of students at BCIT, where he started in 2000.

Anna Rankin -- Anna recently began a term position working at UBC Okanagan campus as Sustainability Advisor. She is repeating this PID course last taken in 2009 when social media was in its infancy. She hopes to complete the capstone project while she is in the academic environment and hopes to develop courses in Sustainability and Environmental Management for the college in her home town. Anna completed her Masters in Sustainability and Environment in 2007 and is familiar with conventional issues of copyright, but she is happy to learn what it means within instruction in this new world of you tube, twitter, wiki's, and blogs.

Emelda Doyon -- has been an RN for many years. After training in England she immigrated to Canada and worked in ICU. CCU, Maternity and all of the specialties in nursing. She is presently employed as a part-time Nursing Arts Instructor at a Vancouver Career College. She has always been interested in learning. and has already taken 4 other components of the Provincial Instructor Diploma course.Taking this course has been an eye opener, and the information obtained will always be useful to educate and facilitate learning in the classroom As a Nurse one has to keep up with current information as information changes rapidly. As teachers we also have to keep up with new technology if we are to serve our digital students.

Adele Berry -- Adele teaches the Early Childhood Education certificate program and the Montessori Teacher's Certificate program for Vancouver Career College. She is planning on completing the PIDP program in January. She has also been developing curriculum for the post basic Early Childhood Program in Montessori. Adele is dedicated and passionate about the value early education and is excited to be able to work in the field in the capacity of adult education. The PIDP program has been invaluable to her and the social media course has just added a whole other layer of possibilities and tools available for adult learning.

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