Technology is disrupting academia in many ways, including the question of who owns course content and other intellectual property. Duplication of digital resources is easy to do and difficult to trace. Digitally recorded lectures can be deployed long after the professor has left the institution, or even died. So the issue of control and access is critically important to online instruction, and to all higher ed, in the 21st century.
The new academic year seems like an opportune time to ask… are online, asynchronous, and hybrid strange new teaching strategies, or are we simply using new terminology to describe familiar techniques?