Who owns your online course IP?

Will online IP rules become a competitive advantage for some institutions?

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, for your faculty who write textbooks, the IP is often clear. The textbook is theirs. But the online course they design? Who owns those materials?

Determining these rules as an institution is important to catch up with the evolution of digital learning, but also presents a potential opportunity. For an institution who offers shared ownership, or even grants all digital learning IP to the faculty who creates it – that could be an extremely compelling reason for world-class faculty to choose your institution.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.