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Distance Learning

Annenberg Learner video may be licensed by educational institutions and incorporated into your distance learning, f2f, online, or hybrid course. Annenberg Learner courses include not only video but also online texts, guides and coordinated web sites. If your institution is already using any Annenberg Learner series it may be required to pay a license fee. Basic information about licensing requirements and fees can be found in the following FAQ. If you have questions about how the fees might relate to your particular situation or to your institution, please call 1-800-LEARNER or email distancelearning@learner.org.
    Licensing

  1. How do I learn about distance learning options?
  2. When does my institution require a distance learning license in order to use these materials?
  3. When does an institution need a digital license?
  4. What is the difference between a digital license and a distance learning license?
  5. Why should my institution license Annenberg Learner videos for use in a distance learning, online or hybrid course?
  6. What are my institution's main rights and responsibilities under a distance learning license?
  7. What is the cost of a distance learning license?
  8. Do I need to purchase a license if my students view the programs through the online Video on Demand?
  9. Courses and materials

  10. Which Annenberg Learner series are distance learning courses?
  11. How do we get the most current versions of course textbooks, study guides, and faculty guides?
  12. Will course series be updated and/or new series produced?
  13. Access to course components

  14. How will my institution get access to the course videos?
  15. How can we make the video programs available to distance learning students?
  16. How can we make closed captioned video/audio described programs available to students?
  17. Are any of your course materials available online?
  18. I am a student. How can I take an Annenberg Learner distance learning course for credit?
  19. Public Television

  20. How can public television (PTV) stations use these series?


  1. How do I learn about distance learning options?
  2. Please email your contact information and any questions to: distancelearning@learner.org.

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  3. When does my institution require a distance learning license in order to use these materials?
  4. If your institution plans to use any of the titles listed above as college courses offered for credit or NON CREDIT whether in an f2f, online, hybrid, broadcast, or video based format, then payment of Course License Fees or Student Only Fees will apply.

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  5. When does an institution need a digital license?
  6. Your institution would need to purchase a digital license when you take the video content and digitize it to your server regardless of the source of the video (e.g. DVD, digital file, etc).

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  7. What is the difference between a digital license and a distance learning license?
  8. A digital license is required when your institution downloads the video content to an institutional server for use within that environment.

    A distance learning license is required when your institution incorporates any video content into your course whether that course be offered f2f, hybrid or online. A distance learning license includes the right to digitize the content to your institution's server. (See question #6 rights and responsibilities that convey with a distance learning license.)

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  9. Why should my institution license Annenberg Learner videos for use in a distance learning, online or hybrid course?
  10. Annenberg Learner has been creating courses for distance learning since the mid-1980s. Annenberg Learner's course catalog is recognized as the highest quality educational video, print and web resources available. The videos are created by skilled filmmakers employing high production values. They feature the top scholars, researchers, and academics in each field. The courses are rigorous and engaging.

    In addition, Annenberg Learner courses come with many features that make them attractive for use by colleges.
    Flexible licensing options
    Coordinated Web Sites
    Can be incorporated into any Learning Management System
    Many have online textbooks and guides

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  11. What are my institution's main rights and responsibilities under a distance learning license?
  12. An Annenberg Learner distance learning course license provides institutions of higher education with the right to use Annenberg Learner series in distance learning courses under the following terms and conditions:

    • Use of integrated course components to include video, textbooks, study guides, faculty guides, test-banks, and other components, including course-specific web sites and all related media, including, for example, DVDs, etc., where applicable.
    • Duplication and retention of copies of the course video programs through the license term for use solely by faculty teaching and students enrolled in the course.
    • Distribution and delivery of the programs on a non-commercial cable channel, non-commercial public television (PBS) station or in a closed-circuit television environment.
    • Digitization of course video tapes for retransmission on above channels.
    • Exhibition of programs on playback, projection, or other audiovisual display devices for use solely by faculty and students enrolled in the course.
    • Video-streaming of course video programs and/or course video program excerpts or bookmarks for use in online-based course offerings, provided that use is in conjunction with viewing of video programs/series in their entirety, and that course video programs are not edited, modified or altered in any fashion.
    • Storage of digitized programs on the licensee's digital distribution system in a format that can be video-streamed only. Downloading is strictly prohibited.
    • Providing access to streamed video via password protection to enrolled students and licensee faculty teaching the course.
    • Institutions may direct enrolled students to the Video on Demand (VOD) resources on the Annenberg Learner Web site at http:/www.learner.org/resources/ as a source for viewing the course video programs. Distance learning license and/or student enrollment fees still apply.
    • Institutions are authorized to offer a course in multiple sections during a single academic term.

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  13. What is the cost of a distance learning license?
  14. The cost depends on the number of programs/licenses being obtained and the length of time they will be in use. We offer per term, per year, and three year flat fee as well as incentive pricing. For complete details, please see our distance learning pricing plan.

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  15. Do I need to purchase a distance learning license if my students view the programs through the Video on Demand?
  16. Yes. For more details, call 1-800-LEARNER (532-7637) ext. #3 or send email to distancelearning@learner.org.

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  17. Which Annenberg Learner series are distance learning courses?
  18. The following resources can be used as distance learning courses: http://www.learner.org/catalog/broadcastrights.html

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  19. How do we get the most current versions of course textbooks, study guides, and faculty guides?
  20. Texts and guides for your class or bookstore should be purchased through the publisher. Check the publisher's 800 number or Web site for information on your local sales representative and the most updated editions of texts and guides. To find the publisher for any course print, search www.learner.org for the series title and click on the link on the overview page to "Buy Videos and Materials."

    Single copies of textbooks, study guides, and faculty guides can be purchased through 1-800-LEARNER or through www.learner.org.

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  21. Will courses be updated and/or new series produced?
  22. Annenberg Learner continually evaluates the Collection to determine when programs and materials require revisions or updates. In addition to updating videos, we may also develop coordinated Web sites that extend topics covered in the video, and include interactive learning elements. All updates will be announced at www.learner.org. You may also sign up for our monthly updates at www.learner.org/mailman/listinfo/updates/, and you will be notified automatically when series are updated, rights are extended, or new series become available for use as distance learning courses.

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  23. How will my institution get access to the course videos?
  24. If your college has a copy of the course videos from a previous license, you can continue using those videos. Programs may be purchased on DVD, VHS, or in various broadcast formats. Note: DVD sets for all Annenberg Learner series are available at a reasonable price for students enrolled in distance learning COURSES. For more details, call 1-800-LEARNER or email distancelearning@learner.org.

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  25. How can we make the video programs available to distance learning students?
  26. Videos purchased from Annenberg Learner may be duplicated on tape or DVD (linear, autoplay recording only) for students taking the distance learning courses. All programs must retain the original production and funding credits; programs may not be annotated, chaptered or otherwise have the content altered.

    Videos may be digitized in their entirety and streamed (but not downloaded) through a closed, password-protected local area network (LAN). All programs must retain the original production and funding credits; programs may not be annotated, chaptered, or otherwise have the content altered.

    Colleges may also use local public television, cable access, and college cable channels to broadcast the programs to students; however, Annenberg Learner will not make special arrangements for getting programs to these rebroadcasters.

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  27. How can we make closed captioned video/audio described programs available to students?
  28. Currently, all Annenberg Learner materials are closed captioned. Audio described versions are available (except Destinos, Nuevos Destinos, and French in Action) upon request in DVD and VHS formats.

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  29. Are any of your course materials available online?
  30. Yes, you can download our online textbooks and guides for the following series: Art through Time, Ethics in America II, Rediscovering Biology, The Habitable Planet, Mathematics Illuminated, and Democracy in America. In addition, many courses have coordinated Web sites that may include interactive, timelines, and glossaries for enhanced learning.

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  31. I am a student. How can I take an Annenberg Learner distance learning course for credit?
  32. If you are a student interested in enrolling in an Annenberg Learner distance learning course, contact your local college or university to see if they offer distance learning courses. Teachers take Annenberg Learner's professional development courses and workshops for graduate credit through Colorado State University.

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  33. How can public television (PTV) stations use these series?
  34. Public television (PTV) stations working in partnership with local colleges and universities to offer these programs as courses may continue to broadcast or cablecast these series on behalf of their local institutions, as long as broadcast rights are current. Visit http://www.learner.org/catalog/broadcastrights.html for current rights expiration of our courses.

    PTV stations may broadcast Annenberg Learner series at no charge for general audience programming for the duration of the broadcast rights period. Call 1-800-LEARNER for rights information on specific series, and/or sign up for our monthly updates at www.learner.org/mailman/listinfo/updates/ to receive regular updates on our courses, including rights updates. (Note: if your PTV station does not currently have tapes for an Annenberg Learner series, please see #7 above for information on how to acquire copies.)

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Last updated 1/3/2011

 

 

 

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