Ethics of Posting Journal Articles in Distance Learning
I, as an online psychology instructor, would like to design a personal website to share my professional activities and accomplishments with my students and the public. The website would include a weekly blog about my thoughts on online education and my work in the field. In one of my blog post, I would like to describe my tips for developing online coursework and post a journal article on this website that was retrieved from the university’s library, but I’m not sure if use of the article in this manner is permissible. What factors should I consider in determining if the use of the journal article complies with or violates copyright law and fair use? What would I need to consider in making my decision?