Legality, the Web and nurse educators.Nurse Educ Today. 2010 Aug; 30(6):553-6.NE
Nurse lecturers are becoming more aware of the opportunities that web 2.0 offers and are slowly moving into the world of cyber-teaching. However, few consider the legal ramifications of this new teaching trend and how vulnerable they may be when posting information or teaching materials to the World Wide Web. The purpose of this paper is to explore the legal issues inherent in the use of virtual learning technologies. This paper poses a number of questions that novices in the world of virtual learning technologies may wish to consider. The paper makes some recommendation which may help to ensure that not only can nurse educators fully exploit the opportunities offered by the World Wide Web but they can do so in a legally responsible manner.