I found this week’s information to be very interesting.
In the last 4-5 years I’ve been creating handouts for everything I teach. Each class, I use both the textbook and my own handouts to teach my students. Some/a lot of the information I’ve gathered for my handouts come from an outside source (usually found on various websites). I’ve, hence, “copied and pasted” some of the information I use for my classes. I always include a resource/reference (as stated in page 228 of our textbook). I have often wondered about the laws regarding my handouts… The TEACH Act Checklist was very useful to me. I never “sell” any handout but do use it for teaching as I often find textbooks I have used to be lacking. I’d be interested in knowing if other instructors make their own handouts, where they get their information, if they list it and what laws exist pertaining to such handouts. Click here to view an example of such a handout.