Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

I fought hard to try to increase teachers’ awareness of the reliable resources that could be accessed through Google and to get them to open their minds to the possibility that web resources were just as valuable as internet resources, so this is hard for me to write, but I was wrong.

Well, at least I was partially wrong.

SOPA is a game changer for affiliate marketing, but will is also hold repercussions for the world of education? Does this mean that scholarly articles will also be considered copyright infringements?

It would be easy to read the news about SOPA and revert to the tried and true mantra, “I’m sticking with print resources,” in the world of education.

However, this news doesn’t deter me from the world of affiliate marketing or my strong belief that digital literacy must be a part of classrooms in 2012. In fact, it only makes that belief stronger.

Students (and affiliates) have to be digitally literate. They have to be able to detect and determine the difference between recreating and copying. And those of us, teacher and affiliates alike, who understand the limits have to be able to articulate the fact there are expectations for giving credit where credit is due.