Legal and Policy Aspects of Emerging Instructional Technologies (Upcoming Panel March 8th)

As part of the Technology in Education Symposium (TIES) to be held on Friday March 8th at Althouse College at the University of Western Ontario, I will be chairing a panel on the Legal and Policy Aspects of Emerging Instructional Technologies.  It will be held from 2:15-3:15 in room 1262 Althouse College.  The panel will include:

  • Denise Brunsdon is a J.D./M.B.A student at the University of Western Ontario and is currently researching the legal implications of, the plagiarism detection software used at UWO and many other Canadian universities.  Denise refused to submit her undergraduate work into, igniting a multi-year battle with McGill University that successfully resulted in policy accommodations later adopted by multiple Canadian universities. She is also an Editor of IPOsgoode’s Intellectual Property blog, IPilogue.
  • Lisa Di Valentino, M.L.I.S., J.D., is a doctoral student in Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario. Her research interests relate to information law and policy in the digital age, particularly in the fields of copyright and information privacy. As a law student, she was the founding Managing Editor of the University of Western Ontario Journal of Legal Studies. She will address issues arising out of the license agreement currently in effect between UWO and Access Copyright. 
  • Lisa Macklem, J.D., LL.M. is a doctoral student in Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. Her research interests include how the Entertainment industry is attempting to monetize in the digital environment, Internet law, global implications of Copyright law, and how the law is interpreted by the various stakeholders impacted by it, particularly in the area of Intellectual Property. She serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Fandom Studies and her article “This Note’s For You – Or Is It? Music, Copyright and the Internet” is forthcoming in the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law. Her presentation will address the legal and policy considerations of cloud computing.
  • Samuel Trosow is an Associate Professor at UWO in the Faculty of  Information & Media Studies and the Faculty of Law.  He is a Principal Network Investigator in the Graphics, Animation and New Media (GRAND) NCE which has provided funding for the ongoing research presented in this panel. He is the co-author of Canadian Copyright: A Citizen’s Guide, about to be released in its second edition, he maintains a website at and he is a frequent speaker on digital information policy issues. He will discuss issues pertaining to MOOCs including copyright, open access and digital labour issues.

There is no cost for the symposium and you can register online.