Ownership of Digital Educational Resources

Georgia State University’s Intellectual Property Policy describes ownership of intellectual property (IP) developed at the University. Digital Educational Resources include any learning object presented in digitally mediated form, including but not limited to syllabi, assessments, assignments, lecture notes, videos, photos, PowerPoints, digital documents, infographics, animations, and visualizations or collections thereof. Contributions to shared curriculum databases, documents, visualizations, learning object repositories, and other means of coordinating or organizing the design, storage, and delivery of digital learning objects, including online course shells and templates, are also considered Digital Educational Resources.

The ownership of Digital Educational Resources depends on whether these were developed primarily through a university-assisted effort, sponsor-supported effort, or through individual effort.

Answer the questions in the decision tree below to determine ownership of the Digital Educational Resources you manage.

Please direct any questions to Gwen Spratt in the Office of Legal Affairs at gspratt@gsu.edu.