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What does ‘Creative Commons’ mean?

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You want to use an image or media from a website and it says it is licensed under ‘Creative Commons’ What does ‘Creative Commons’ mean? Here I refer to the Creative Commons license often used on online images and media. The post What does ‘Creative Commons’ mean? appeared first on eLearn Hub.

4 reasons to use Creative Commons

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In the social media age, sharing and repurposing are common place. This raises a number of tensions around creativity, intellectual property and copyright. Creative Commons (CC) is a copyright management system that goes a long way to addressing these issues. Teachers in all education sectors trade in knowledge and content. Unported License.

Top 7 places to find free photography. The holy grail of free images

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Have a read of this post explaining Creative […]. ICT Education and UNESCO. Uncategorized Creative Commons E-learning elearning Flickr GNU Free Documentation License learning toolsPosted in Uncategorized. Sick of searching to find free images or photography to use on your website or e-learning course just to find a hidden charge? Image licenses?

Interesting InfoGraphic, Do Educational Video Games Work?

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Used under Creative Common Licence and with written permission. I think this is an interesting depiction of video games in schools. From: OnlineCollegeCourses.com. Games

Remix culture and education

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Since then, several have asked me what I mean by remix culture, and how it applies to education. Remixing is a creative process. However, in formal education settings, remixing is sometimes seen as undesirable. There are many educational applications for remix. Any of the above tools can be used to promote creative thinking. It is always a work in progress.

Is education broken?

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Formerly a university academic and now a freelance writer, Audrey has courted her fair share of controversy and opposition, not least due to her forthright views on education, technology and a host of related topics. This interview was recorded for the EDEN YouTube channel, featuring questions such as: Is education broken beyond repair? Is the web really open? Unported License.

#40years of educational technology: Social media

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Previous posts in this series tracked the development of educational technology over 40 years. I first started working in the field of educational technology in January 1976, at a time when technology was used more for teaching than it was for learning. I then began also to experiment with wikis as alternatives to Learning Management Systems in teacher education around 2006-2008.

Freedom, democracy and education

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Education can bring freedom, the capability to break out from the confines of one''s mind, to take risks , to ask difficult questions. True education can draw people out from within, enabling them to see themselves from a new perspective, as someone who has creativity, and can apply it to achieve just about anything they wish. 1916) Democracy and Education. Jenkins, H.

#40years of educational technology: Games

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Sadly, much of education has been slow to exploit the potential of social technologies, and in particular has not grasped the huge potential of social games. Games based learning (GBL) has yet to gain a strong foothold in formal education spaces, but there are already some signs of success. cinema education games GBL learning ludic moving images schools Technology video

Disruptive education

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June, who is at the Norwegian Business School will be presenting a keynote speech tomorrow at the event on ''Disruptive Education.'' She has some strong views on how education needs to be changed, and believes that disruption is necessary to challenge the current paradigms of teaching in higher education. It is refreshing to know that June believes in walking the talk.

Connected educators

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Are you a connected educator? Steven Anderson (@web20classroom) has a lot to say about the connected educator. Connected educators know that in doing this they become global educators, with their content being amplified across a worldwide community of practice. On the #authorspeak Twitter hashtag today there was a lot of commentary about connected educators.

Share and share alike

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It was only the abstract, but it was translated into Spanish, French and German, for inclusion in an edition of the international peer reviewed journal Educational Media International. Since I took the decision to offer all my blogposts and slideshows for free under a Creative Commons License, allowing anyone to freely copy and also repurpose my work, some interesting things have happened.

The importance of being networked

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One of the key reasons educators need a PLN is to keep in touch, to maintain dialogue with their community of practice. Never before have there been so many opportunities to make contact with educators world wide, many of whom have wonderful creative ideas to share. 2010) Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age. Shirky, 2010: p. Shirky, C.

Manufactured education

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Perhaps the most notorious resistance to the technological wave comes from the state education systems. The factory model of education persists, because in the mind of its proponents, it is still the most efficient, cost effective way to train the workforce of the future. In e recent speech, Robinson intoned: "We still educate children by batches. Sound familiar? Toffler, A.

Distance Education in transit? #EDENchat #EDENchatUS

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What will distance education look like in the future? Distance education has been with us for a long time. More formally, distance education has existed since the early, primitive but quite effective correspondence courses of Sir Isaac Pitman , who used the developing technology of the time, the uniform penny postal service to support his endeavours. GMT (21.00 CET/15.00

Teacher or educator?

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In our society, we often think of that knowledgeable other person as a professional educator, a tutor, lecturer or classroom teacher. Not everyone is cut out to be a professional educator, but anyone can teach and most of us do exactly that, just about every day. It takes passion, dedication, drive, tenacity and self-belief to become a professional educator. But it need not be.

#40years of educational technology: Computers

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These are some of the most important things I have learnt from my 40 years working in educational technology: Technology doesn't improve teaching. You can't simply drop technology into education. I firmly believe that the gradual shift from teacher centred education to personalised, learner led education has evolved in parallel to the development of new technologies.

Minimally invasive education

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The media and education worlds have been buzzing for the last few weeks over the ground breaking work of a quiet, unassuming Indian-born professor. Most recently, Professor Mitra won the prestigious TED prize of US$ 1 million in acknowledgement of his work setting up computer kiosks in developing rural areas, and for his studies into ‘minimally invasive education’. I am not now.

Discursive or recursive? The fractal nature of education

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I chose it because I wanted to use it to make a point about what education is, and what education can become. The point I wanted to make at the conference was that much of our education systems are fractal in nature. Education is delivered recursively, where students are required to reproduce knowledge that is already known. Follow that? Me neither. Unported License.

Making the future of education

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Many would agree that a lot needs to be done to bring education up to date. But this is just the start, and more can be done to ensure that the present day education system adequately prepares young people to take up their roles in a rapidly changing world. community education learning makerspaces modding schools Seymour Papert skills universities workplace learning

Five tools for global educators

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In effect, through the use of social media and telecommunication technologies, these teachers are becoming global educators. I consider myself a global educator and have tried to articulate my ideas on why this is a different role to traditional teaching. Blog: Blogging is arguably one of the most powerful tools for global education. education social media learning

Dialogue, debate and destinations

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I was challenged by delegates at Solstice to elaborate on the legal and ethical issues of Creative Commons and other Copyleft approaches. Creative Commons, I explained, is a means of circumventing Internet Copyright constraints. The result was a lot of great ideas that could be incorporated into learning activities in any education sector. Unported License.

Education, schooling and the digital age

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Education and schooling are not the same thing. Education is where learning is personalised and unique to the individual. A paradigm shift is happening in the world of education, and it is tearing away at the fabric of traditional schooling. This kind of power sharing will need to become increasingly common if schools are going to remain relevant. Unported License.

#40years of educational technology: Games

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Sadly, much of education has been slow to exploit the potential of social technologies, and in particular has not grasped the huge potential of social games. Games based learning (GBL) has yet to gain a strong foothold in formal education spaces, but there are already some signs of success. cinema education games GBL learning ludic moving images schools Technology video

Personal devices in higher education

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This is because learners are intimately familiar with the capabilities of their own devices, and are able to use them to learn in creative and productive ways. Bring your own device'' is now common place in universities and students no longer need to study in a single location. Secondly, the pedagogy that underpins higher education is in need of reform. Unported License.

Failure of Creative Commons Licenses

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I’ve been trying to find out more about specific answers to Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning. I was contacted by someone out of the Creative Commons organization, but in going back and forth with them, we realized that I was looking for legal interpretations which they clearly can’t do. As I pointed out in my previous post, Creative Commons themselves conducted a study to understand commonly held interpretation of the understanding of the meaning of these licenses. They are there to help set up the licenses. That’s great news.

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#40years of educational technology: Telematics

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Because of my work in educational technology at the nursing college, I naturally chose to study something that I was familiar with, but with an aspect that would present me with a challenge. The result was that I managed to gather a number of completed questionnaires from participants to analyse, and eventually wrote up a successful dissertation on satellite broadcasting for education.

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Hacking education

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We discussed the idea of bricollage, do-it-yourself education using new tools or repurposing of old ones. Image source Hacking education by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 We had a great day on Sunday at the Learning without Frontiers festival at the Brewery in the East End of London. The robot won.

Do it yourself education

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Reading Edupunks, Edupreneurs and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education by Anya Kamenetz has been fascinating. Her key message is simple - that education needs to change to make it more accessible to those who want to, but cannot afford to enter into full time higher education. But we all know you don't judge a book by its cover. High ideals indeed. Unported License.

#40years of Educational Technology: First days

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I've just celebrated 40 years working in educational technology. But for most of my new job I was going to be working with something called educational technology. But I can honestly say that during 40 years working in educational technology, there has always been change, and I have often had to run to keep up with it. More tomorrow on educational technology 40 years ago.

The survival of Higher Education (5): Recommendations

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This is the fifth and final part of my short series of posts on the future of higher education. Younger students who entered higher education in 2008 were the first students who had grown up in a world in which connection to the internet had always been there. change management disruption education higher education learning Technology the future of education

Infographic: Online Student’s Bill of Rights

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Here is an interesting Infographic related to Online Student’s Bill of Rights published under a free-to-use Creative Commons license. Education Please include attribution to OnlineColleges.net with this graphic.

#40years of educational technology: Networks

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For many it was impossible to see it being used for anything more than admin, and as an application for education, it was out of the question. Photo by Grant Hutchinson on Flickr I#40years of educational technology: Networks by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

#40years of educational technology: The moving image

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When I first started working in educational technology 40 years ago , the discipline was very new and none of us really knew where we were headed with it, but it was advancing rapidly. Generally, the technologies were also teacher controlled, which reflected the dominant philosophy of the time, where most education was didactic in nature. There certainly weren't many of us around.