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eLearning: YouTube Adds Creative Commons Content

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  Last week, YouTube took a pretty big step in helping address copyright concerns with the introduction of Creative Commons content to its internal video editor.       YouTubers are now able to access thousands of Creative Commons (CC) videos which are easily searchable from within the video editor tool. by AJ George. Videos in the public domain.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning. Some Mobile Learning Predictions for 2011 Mobile learning will get its own identity. Here are my top 10 eLearning predictions for 2011. We would welcome lots of discussion.

Yesterday's blog post

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We can debate the ethics of changing a blog post once it has been posted, and yes, there are those who take content under Creative Commons licensing and repurpose it, translate it, embed it. Image source by Kristina Barnett Yesterday's blog post by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Well, it's yes to both.

Be open, be nice

The Learning Generalist

How to add the right copyright notices Licensing is a matter of choice ; however I strongly recommend the Creative Commons licenses for anyone producing artwork. If you are sharing photographs online on Flickr, then the application allows you to select from a list of Creative Commons licenses. creativity culture creative commons copyright sharing lrnchat

A convenient untruth

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learning-styles theory has succeeded in becoming “common knowledge.” Image source A convenient untruth by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 What do you think is the teacher's worst enemy? Some would say lack of time. Others would say unsupportive leadership, or the dreaded government inspection. References Coffield, F.,

Tools of the trade

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Images courtesy of Joyce Seitzinger Tools of the trade by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 I was quite impressed by Joyce Seitzinger's Professional Learning Environment (PLN) model that she presented at Deakin University in Melbourne this week. Or is there any real difference between these and Professional Learning Networks?

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Seven reasons teachers should blog

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Affirmation of your own beliefs can be a powerful enabler for you as a professional practitioner. 6) Blogging can be creative. If you persist with blogging, you will discover that you develop new and creative ways to articulate what you want to say. Blogging is the platform that allows you to be creative. 7) Blogging can raise your game. Save them and come back to them later.

ALT-C 2011 retrospective

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Image by ALT ALT-C 2011 retrospective by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 James Clay Oliver Quinlan ALT-C 2011 Julie Voce ALT-C Live BetaThe ALT-C conference held at Leeds University this September was memorable for a number of reasons. Unported License. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

A head teacher writes.

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by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 We have had pencils in our school now for some time, and we were one of the first to adopt them, but it has been an uphill struggle. There aren't enough to go around, and often several of the children have to crowd around to use the pencils at the same time. Even the parents are complaining.

14 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 18

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30+ Places To Find Creative Commons Media. SitePoint has gathered up over 30 of the best resources online for audio, video, images and more for finding just the perfect Creative Commons licensed item for use in your next project. This time we decided to do our homework, pack our bags and take a trip down the school days. You can dig into our previous lists here. 1.

The open access debate

George Siemens

At the EDUCAUSE 2011 conference today, I had the pleasure of attending a lecture by Hal Abelson – founding director of Free Software Foundation and Creative Commons. He presented on the state of openness in education. While on the surface openness is gaining traction through scholarship and publication, content providers and journal publishers are starting to push back.

The open case

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Today, more than ever, academics and professionals need to question the value of publishing in closed journals. Forget for a moment the ludicrous prices many publishers charge for personal and institutional subscriptions. Think about the audience. Just how many people will actually read an article in a closed journal? The answer for most closed journals is - not very many. Unported License.

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Content as curriculum?

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After all, it is the ability to work in a team, problem solve on the fly, and apply creative solutions that will be the common currency in the world of future work. When will we begin to realise that all subjects have overlaps and commonalities, and children need to understand these overlaps to obtain a clear and full picture of their world. They will tell you. Web Google

Year in Review: The Worst Employee Training Mistakes of 2011

Mindflash

The first of these comes from Katie Morell, writing for the American Express OPEN Forum, who manages to round up five common training errors that bedevil companies. “Smart organizations accept personalized training programs as common knowledge, and those organizations implementing a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach are missing a trick. Her blunder? Her mistake? ’”.

When the dam breaks.

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by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Publication of research is one of the most important facets of academic life. can't stress enough how important it is for good research to be as widely and swiftly disseminated as possible. Without it, our practice is less likely to be informed, and more prone to repeated errors. It won't.

Permission to fail

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Imagine what children heights children would be able to attain if instead of being frowned upon for dreaming the impossible and asking the 'what if' questions, they were rewarded for their enterprise, risk taking and creative thinking? Image by Dan Pupius Permission to fail by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Conversation as curriculum

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Today we have a vast array of technology at our fingertips, and - although I admit this is seldom enough to make informed decisions and knowledgeable actions on its own - combined with the appropriate skills and literacies, individuals will have the ability to apply creative solutions to problems they may encounter on a daily basis. In my last blog post Content as curriculum? Bleakley, A.

The natives are revolting

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The natives are revolting by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 I was deliberately provocative on Twitter this morning when I tweeted this: In just a few hours I had responses of all hues and colours, some agreeing, some disagreeing, many wanting more flesh to be put on the subject. The implications for this dichotomy?

On-Demand is the Future of Online Learning

Mindflash

Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user  D.Reichardt. TIVO and DVRs completely changed the way we watch television. People no longer have to watch a program at the exact time it’s aired, since it’s so easy to record it and watch whenever you have the time. So what can workplace learning professionals learn from the TIVO generation about the future of learning?

20th Century flops?

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Image by Ernst Vikne 20th Century flops by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 I have just recorded an interview for my local TV station Westcountry Television. Here is the story as reported by BBC News. The moaning is from the Tax Payers Alliance, who consider the iPad a 'gimmick' and a waste of taxpayers money. She is right.

Royalty Free Music for eLearning

eFront

Danosongs run by Dan O’Connor and has his creative commons free royalty free music for production site. Enjoy! => I will very much appreciate if you share with the eLearning community a website that offers royalty free music for eLearning and is not in the following list. Download royalty free music! LifeSounds works on the integration of music throughout the curriculum.

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2020 teachers

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Image source 2020 teachers by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 What kind of teachers will we see in 2020? Will they be any different (and will they be doing anything different) to what they are now? It's hard to say, because we can't predict the future. But can we help shape it? This is a tragedy. It's also unnecessary.

Designing An iPhone App: Instructional Design Guru

The eLearning Coach

“ What if someone is looking for photos and doesn’t know what a Creative Commons License is? My idea was to create a reference tool—defining both common and confusing terms to learning experience designers and educators. Feeling lazy, it seemed as though it would be so easy to just look up the taxonomy on my mobile device. Not even close. Multimedia terms!&#.

Digital age learning

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Image source by Steve Paine Digital age learning by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 In my Learning is learning post yesterday, I started a debate about andragogy and pedagogy. held the position that the theory of andragogy (Malcolm Knowles) adds very little to our understanding of learning. Unported License.

Sharp practice

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Image by Pieter de Vries Sharp practice by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 During my keynote for the Zukunft Personal event in Cologne, I publicly announced that I would no longer publish my work in closed journals. In truth, the last time one of my papers was published in a pay-to-subscribe journal was quite some time ago.

Connected educators

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Image source Connected educators by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Are you a connected educator? Are you a teacher who has managed to harness the power of social media to connect with peers and experts around the globe? Coming hand in hand with these connections is a whole new culture of learning and teaching.

2020 Learners

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The arrow of time says the future will be different to the past." - Professor Brian Cox Image source by 'Back of the Napkin' 2020 Learners by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Children who are born this year will be halfway through primary school when 2020 arrives. What will be their experience of education? Harsh.

Facing the front

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Entitled 'The Educational Value of Creative Disobedience', her article deftly and firmly demolishes the premises and practices of current school practices, and hypothesises what would happen if children were given creative freedom to learn. achieved this because I was interested, I had discovered my own creative and intellectual abilities and was able to think for myself.

2020 Curriculum

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Creativity can be stifled, particularly if the teacher slips into an instruction mode as a strategy to simply 'get through' all the content. will leave the last word to Adrian Bradshaw: 'I hope future [the] curriculum will focus on creativity and thinking and not destroy divergent thinking'. Correct - assessment. er, organise assessment. What kinds of assessment will there be in 2020?

Three things all teachers need

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Parents should also expect teachers to give creative freedom to children. Children should be free to make mistakes without fear of punishment, and should be able to express themselves creatively and explore their world in safety. Image by Yago Veith Three things all teachers need by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Seven billion teachers

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Image by Momento Mori Seven billion teachers by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Everyone on Earth is a teacher. We all have the ability to help others to learn. This is exactly what Vygotsky had in mind when he proposed his famous Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) theory. But it need not be. What is the study for?

Reasons teachers don't blog

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Image source by 2create Reasons teachers don't blog by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 I'm a little overwhelmed by the response to my post yesterday entitled Seven reasons teachers should blog which as I write this, is racing toward 2000 views in just 24 hours. You are very welcome to add your own reasons there.

Lunatic fringe?

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Not being satisfied with the present, anarchy is about challenging, subverting, removing and ultimately replacing the tired, creaking old structures - a kind of ' destructive creativity ' perhaps. He was saying that the ills of the current state funded school system (read 1971, or 2011 - it makes no difference) far outweigh the good. Einstein was an echo of these sentiments.

The world is your classroom

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Image source by Woodleywonderworks The world is your classroom by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 I want to inspire you to reach farther. Most teachers are limited to their classroom, or to the environment within which they and their students can interact. Reach further - and become a worldwide educator. Unported License.

eBook and eReaders (Infographic) #eBook #eReader

Dont Waste Your Time

This infographic is, like most are, based on facts and figures from the US but still holds some interesting numbers, if you look for them: 7% shift towards using an eReader between 2010 and 2011. 1 in 6 will use or buy an eReader in the next 6 months (that’s an estimated 53 million Units for an estimated 312 million Americans ). Source: LiveScience (click to view).

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Positive deviance

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Image source by Nigel Mykura Positive deviance by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 At its peak my Elluminate webinar last night attracted a knowledgeable and discerning audience of about 150 people from around the world, which I found very rewarding. We covered a lot of ground and there were some great follow up questions.

Excuses, excuses.

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by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 A blog post from Chris Betcher (@betchaboy on Twitter) is currently doing the rounds. Entitled You don't have to like it , the post is a no-holds barred indictment of teachers who find ways to avoid the use of new technologies in the classroom. Sound familiar? I'm with Chris on this one.

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