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Overarching Considerations


As with the other aspects of developing web based resources, there are some global issues that are helpful to keep in mind.

1. Know your Audience

2. Know Yourself

3. Know your Resources

Time and money are the two resources that are always in short supply. Many faculty will find it necessary to justify the additional up-front time and expense of creating web resources.

4. Know the Rules

Reuse and adaption of existing materials is a powerful technique for building web-based resources. However, there are intellectual property issues that one must first come to grips with.

Using Material Developed by Others

Making it Easier for Others to Use Your Materials

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