Renee Hobbs




Professor Hobbs is one of the nation's leading authorities on digital and media literacy education. Through community and global service and as a researcher, teacher, advocate and media professional, Hobbs has worked to advance the quality of digital and media literacy education in the United States and around the world. She is Founder and Director of the Media Education Lab, whose mission is to improve the quality of media literacy education through research and community service.

Renee Hobbs is Professor of Communication Studies at the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island. From 2012 - 2014, as the school's Founding Director, she helped develop a distinctive identity for the new school and increased visibility for departments and programs in Journalism, Film/Media, Communication Studies, Public Relations, Writing & Rhetoric and a graduate program in Library and Information Studies. During that time, she also served as Interim Director of the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, leading that program through a major curriculum renewal process and helping it retain accreditation by the American Library Association. With her colleague Julie Coiro, she created a Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy, a 12-credit graduate program for K-12 and college faculty, librarians and media professionals.

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In this course, you will learn about the most common myths and misinformation related to copyright and fair use. You'll learn how copyright law protects both the rights of authors and audiences and about three prevailing views of copyright in relation to digital media and digital learning.

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