Build Your Own eBooks with UDL Book Builder

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This slide deck was developed for a BYOD (bring your own device) presentation at the Ohio eTech conference, 2/15/12. Participants built their own ebook using CAST's UDL Book Builder free learning tool.

Text of Build Your Own eBooks with UDL Book Builder

  • 1.Welcome! While youre waiting for the session, please visit And create a free account! Youll need this to participate during todays session!

2. Build Your Own eBooks with CAST's UDL Book Builder Jessica Fries-Gaither Kimberly Lightle 3. About the Presenters

  • Jessica Fries-Gaither
  • Education Resource Specialist
  • The Ohio State University

Kimberly Lightle Director of Digital Libraries The Ohio State University 4. Todays Agenda

  • CAST and UDL
  • Sample E-book: Plants Need the Perfect Place
  • Create an E-book: How-To
  • Copyright, Fair Use, and Reuse
  • Classroom Applications of E-books

5. What is CAST? Non-profit organization with a mission to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through the research and development ofinnovative, technology-based educational resources and strategies. / 6. What does CAST offer? Freemultimedia learning tools 7. What is Universal Design forLearning (UDL)? UDL is a set of principles for curriculum development that provides all individuals equal opportunities to learn. 8. Lets Listen to an E-Book Plants Need the Perfect Place Grades 3-5 Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle Available at Sunset Tower in the Pacific Island Water Garden, Franklin Park Conservatory. Image courtesy of mwhaling, Flickr. 9. Creating an E-book All links and materials are found here: 10. Copyright, Fair Use, and Right to Reuse

  • Copyright
    • Public Domain
  • Fair Use
  • Right to Reuse
    • Creative Commons

11. What Can Be Protected?

  • Section 102 of the 1976 Copyright law lists:
  • musical works, including any accompanying words
  • dramatic works, including any accompanying music
  • pantomimes and choreography
  • pictorial, graphic and sculptural works
  • motion pictures and other audiovisual works
  • sound recordings
  • architectural works

12. What Can t Be Protected?

  • works already in the Public Domain (information, knowledge, discoveries, and artistic creations never or no longer protected by copyright)
  • those works not fixed in a tangible medium such as ideas
  • facts
  • works of the U.S. Government produced by government employees

13. Copyright is Automatic

  • Copyright is therule , rather than the exception.
  • Materials are copyright protectedinstantly .
  • The creator or author mustdo somethingin order to not have copyright protection.

14. How do you know when something is in the Public Domain?

  • Anything published prior to 1923
  • Anything published between 1923 & 1978 without a copyright notice
  • Between 1978 and 1 March, 1989:
    • various conditions apply
  • After 1 March 1989:
    • 70 years after death of author
    • If corporate, or anonymous authorship, either 95 years from date of first publication, or 120 years from the date of creation, whichever comes first

15. 16. Copyright Law Exemption Fair Use

  • As defined in Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act, fair use is a defense against charges of copyright infringement determined through the analysis and application of thefour fair use factors :
  • thepurposeand character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
  • thenatureof the copyrighted work;
  • theamountand substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole;
  • theeffectof the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

17. How do you determine whetherFair Use applies?

  • Free tools
    • Fair Use Evaluator:
    • Fair Use Checklist:
    • Thinking Through Fair Use:
  • Fair use frequently functions as anexemptionto the copyright law for educational and socially important purposes such asteaching , research, criticism, commentary, parody, and news reporting.

18. What if your use is outside thelimits of fair use?

  • Obtain permission directly from the copyright holder.
  • Reconsider your intended use.
  • You could also try to find comparable works in thepublic domainorCreative Commonsworks that would meet your purpose.

19. Creative Commons

  • Simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work.
  • Every CC license helps creators to retain copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of their work at least non-commercially. 20. Search for Images

  • Creative Commons is a meta-search you can search Flickr, Fotopedia, Google, YouTube, etc.
  • is the U.S. governments official search engine. It is a comprehensive, searchable index of about 50 million pages from federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal websites. 21. Classroom Applications of E-books

  • In pairs or small groups, discuss how you would use e-books in instruction.

22. Thank You!

  • Jessica Fries-Gaither
  • [email_address]
  • Kimberly Lightle
  • [email_address]