A website featuring resources of the subject of social media law, ethics, and best practices produced by faculty at American University, this website would be a good starting point for upper-level study of issues related to media law and media in society. Provides an introduction to fair us for documentary filmmakers, online video creators, and media literacy creators. It also includes resources for learning more about fair use and creative practice.
Type of Material:
Homework, lecture, analysis
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Identify Major Learning Goals:
Analyzes media for public knowledge and action and information about fair usage in creative practice and education
Target Student Population:
Upper level undergraduates and above in Communications, Library Science, Film, Media, and Law
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
While written at a higher reading level, this website does not require any specific prerequistie knowledge.
Provides a complete demonstration of the concept of Media in society. Contributors to site are highly credentialed and providing an extensive site with information for a variety of formats from pdf to streaming videos.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Provides examples of course syllabi and sample videos. Shows relationships between concepts and practical uses. Accomodates a host of learning styles. Able to watch video or read relevant information. Also acts as portal to further information.
The website is self-guided and could use a lengthier introduction or tour of available features. A lot of information is presented overwhelming user perhaps.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Website is of high design quality and has fresh engaging content. There is clear navigation on the top of each page.
It takes multiple clicks to drill down to desired information, and may overwhelm user by amount of information available.
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