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.

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

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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.

Inspire to learn

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On 3-4 December I'll be in Manchester to present a keynote speech at the Inspire Conference , sponsored by the Higher Education Academy. M y key premise is that l earning technology is just about everywhere in education. Yes, education costs money.

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

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?

#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.

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

#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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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. He is now Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University, in the North East of England. This is Minimally Invasive Education.

#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.

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. Image from Wikimedia Commons Discursive or recursive?

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.

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.

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.

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.

#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.

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.

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.

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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. education learning Plymouth University satellite Technology telematics TV

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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

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.

#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.

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

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.

#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

Giving it all away

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Increasingly, due to the good offices of Creative Commons, much of the content on the web can be legally repurposed or appropriated for other use. Tags: creative commons user generated content OER Picasso Web 2.0 How much do you freely share on the Web?

The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

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This is a continuation from yesterday''s blog post on changing times and the survival of higher education. Below are four reasons why the Social Web and associated media are changing higher education. British Journal of Educational Technology , 39(6), 987-995.