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.

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. This common interpretation is important if you are going to defend your use of licensed materials.

Creative Commons Resources

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2 great videos on CC and a great slideshare for educators on CC. You've got to understand creative commons if you are going to work with and engage in a world of user-generated content. Amplify’d from drapestakes.blogspot.com Step 1: Understand the rules of the Creative Commons. Creative Commons in the Classroom View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own.

Fractal education

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The Mandelbrot set pictured here is one such fractal , and I sometimes use it in my talks to illustrate a key educational point. And some education is similar in nature. Some very important new things are continually learnt in compulsory education. I love fractals.

Future educators

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What will educators do in the future? Certainly, people''s perceptions of education seem to be changing. They suggest that the future of education will see learning located in any place, with technology mediating all forms of communication.

Imagined futures 2: Education

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It has featured regularly in keynote speeches, articles and texts about the future of education. This is analagous of a problem that exists to this day in our education systems. education future learning networked learning retrofuturism schools Technology

Open educational practices

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I spoke about Open Educational Practices, (including Open Educational Resources and Open Scholarship) a subject which I am learning more about all the time as the movement grows and gains traction. So whether it's licensing agreements such as Copyleft or Creative Commons, or open access journals, or even massively online open courses, the open educational practices are gaining ground and influence in the academic world.

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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. eden15 Audrey Watters conference education learning Technology web YouTube

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. It was self evident in the licence I applied from Creative Commons.

Surviving higher education: 7 top tips

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Image from Pixabay Here are top 7 survival tips for working in higher education (or for that matter, any profession). Surviving higher education: 7 top tips by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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.

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.'' edenoslo education Technological Determinism social media Oslo learning June Breivik blogging Twitter EDEN Conference flipped classroom

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.

The battle for education

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Education is underpinned by several philosophies, some of which are incompatible. As a result, there are many educational approaches, a myriad of theories and a bewildering number of perspectives.

#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 needed to know more about using computers for education.

Infographic on Making Money with an Educational App

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In the span of 2 years an independent developer earned nearly $700,000 in profit from educational apps. Like all of our educational materials, I’ve re-published this under a free-to-use Creative Commons license. Here is an interesting infographic.

How to Make Sure Your Online Education Materials Are Section 508 Compliant

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We asked Christopher Doyle , Education Specialist at the Maryland State Department of Education , to explain the recent refresh to the Section 508 law in layman’s terms. Image: “ Web Accessibility Word Cloud ” by Jill Wright, via Flickr Creative Commons License.

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. Progressive educator John Dewey placed the onus of freedom at the door of each learner. 1916) Democracy and Education. What is freedom?

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.

#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. computers education learning Networks Technology web

#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.

#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.

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. Everyone is a teacher.

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.

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. This was in 1840, and correspondence courses became the dominant form of distance education for several decades. What will be the future of distance education?

#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.

#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. More tomorrow on educational technology 40 years ago.

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.

#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. education learning Plymouth University satellite Technology telematics TV

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.

Me and Malcolm McLaren

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Further, what would be his take on education and its place in society? The one I considered to be the best was posted up onto my Flickr account , and labelled it for free reuse as I always do, under Creative Commons licencing. This is the story behind that photograph.

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.

Movements for change

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What is Creative Commons and how does it work? Will the 'giants' in the publishing world take notice of the Open Educational Resource movement? And where can we find the useful open educational resources we need?

#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. Perhaps the pedagogy for educational TV had yet to be developed.