Dett 611 Assignment 2

The discount for Federal employees and their spouses and eligible dependents will be applied to out-of-state tuition and specialty graduate programs. It does not apply to doctoral programs. This discount cannot be combined with the Completion Scholarship for Maryland community college students or the Pennsylvania Completion Scholarship.

Undergraduate and standard graduate program tuition for students who meet the criteria for Maryland residency will be the applicable in-state rate. Tuition for active-duty military; members of the Selected Reserves, National Guard, and the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and the spouses and dependents of these student groups will be the applicable military or specialty rate. If you are a student using Post 9/11 benefits, please contact an advisor at 800-939-UMUC to determine if you can apply both benefits.

All students are required to pay tuition for all courses in which they are enrolled. Tuition rates are subject to the approval of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. They may be changed, or other charges may be included, as a result of the Board of Regents decisions. Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any other university publication, the university reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary by the university and the USM Board of Regents.

The Board of Regents has authorized the university to charge a student's delinquent account for all collection costs incurred by the university. The normal collection fee is 17 percent plus attorney and/or court costs. The service charge for a dishonored check is $30. Requests for services (for example, transcripts, diplomas, registration) will be denied until all debts are paid.

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Financial aid and tuition remission for University System of Maryland employees cannot be applied to noncredit courses. Golden ID benefits may not be applied to fees, noncredit courses, specialty graduate programs, or doctoral programs. Regular tuition rates apply for cooperative education, course challenge examinations, and EXCEL 301.

GI Bill is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. More information about education benefits offered by VA is available on the U.S. government GI Bill website.

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

The Library and Intellectual Property Issues in Distance Education and E-learning course is where I learned about copyright and its various aspects as they relate to DE. I was able to understand the evolution and nuances of copyright, analyze policies and practices, perform case studies and consider how practical needs may be addressed. This class was a multi-faceted combination of facts and analysis, intellectual thought and practice, policy and implementation, legality and ethics, historical and current aspects of intellectual property and library services. I gained relevant information and facts and then learned why those facts and circumstances matter and how and when they may need to be addressed.

Artifact 1

This assignment was a review of an article on a pilot program for educating faculty at a university about copyright best practices and a copyright clearance service. By utilizing my previous readings in the class, I was able to put the article in context, and analyze how faculty may be informed about copyright issues in an education setting, and receive assistance for using learning materials without breaking copyright law. The assignment was brief and to the point, and allowed me to learn about an issue that is important for the education process and the tasks involved.

DETT 611 Ghofrani1-Copyright Article Review Project

Artifact 2

This case study assignment allowed me to learn why copyright is important, not just from a legal perspective but also from ethical and societal perspectives. By comparing and contrasting two scenarios, and realizing the differences and common themes between those scenarios, I learned the importance of observing copyright. Doing so is not only a legal responsibility, but it in fact forms the glue that promotes the pursuit of intellectual efforts and learning. For it is with the practical respect that is afforded for the work of those that have come before, that current and future pursuers of knowledge will know that their work will also receive the protections afforded by copyright.

DETT 611 Ghofrani2-Case Study on Copyright

Artifact 3

The last assignment was research into Web 2.0 technologies and their relevance to distance education. I was able to learn what the technologies are as well as make comparisons between advancements in web technologies, and the evolution of distance education from a didactic perspective to a constructivist one. Progression from the old unidirectional web to the multi-directional Web 2.0 that places importance on user interactions, matches the movement from a teacher-centered to the learner-centered viewpoint in education. I was then able to understand and to demonstrate how Web 2.0 technologies can be optimally used in distance education. The assignment has two parts: a paper and a power point presentation.

Part 1

DETT 611 Ghofrani3-Information Literacy Learning Module Project--Part1

Part 2

DETT 611 Ghofrani3-Information Literacy Learning Module Project--Part2-Presentation

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