If there is one concept that sums up the way we use Social Media today it, would be “sharing”. We share our thoughts, our photos, and our prose. Everything we post is instantly distributed far and wide and is cached permanently on who knows how many servers around the globe. As Social Medial is used more and more in educational endeavors, issues arise regarding Copyrights, Fair Use, and other legal issues that are often viewed as annoyances by some academics. The purpose of this Web Audio Seminar is the discuss issues of Copyright and Fair Use in the context of Social Media, outline some of the basic dos and don’ts, and to provide context and compass to teaching faculty.
Peter G. Anderson, D.V.M., Ph.D. is Professor and Director of Pathology Undergraduate Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson has a long-standing commitment and dedication to teaching and he has championed many innovations to health sciences education, particularly in the area of technology enhance learning. He has held leadership positions in numerous educational organizations including IAMSE, GRIPE, UMEDS, ASIP, and he is currently on the Board of the NBME and serves on the USMLE Step 1 Committee and is chair of the USMLE Pathology committee. Dr. Anderson has received numerous teaching awards including the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teaching Award, the Ellen Gregg Ingalls/UAB National Alumni Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching, the UAB Teaching Scholar Award, the UAB School of Medicine Excellence in Education Scholarship Award, and the UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for the Joint Health Sciences.