Photo of a student talking to a teacher In the course of this module we have outlined three legal issues that impact online education.

With respect to Copyright law and Fair Use guidelines, we recommended the Crash Course in Copyright from the University of Texas Library.

We outlined the protection of student information provided in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Last, we reviewed the US Federal Section 508 guidelines for student accessibility. We reviewed some of the key tenets of this legislation and provided practical steps you can take to ensure materials in your online course are accessible to all learners.

The WebAIM site is a wonderful resource from which we have based most of our materials.

With respect to each legal matter, we have tried to point you in the direction of finding the extra resources to ensure information on these issues stays current and exact.

The Final Assessment follows the References.

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