Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?

Tony Karrer

And, since Open Content comes in under the Creative Commons license structure. Actually, I’m curious if Open Content ever is not Creative Commons? In any case, to understand the use of Open Content, it’s important to understand Creative Commons licensing. Creative Commons Licensing Terms Creative Commons licensing terms. Most of the OCW content appears to come under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0

Inspire to learn

Learning with e's

All of my content is licensed under Creative Commons, so that others who wish to, can freely use it, repurpose it, and redistribute it without cost. For me, it's the best possible discipline to apply to my practice as I strive to become a better teacher and a more effective learner.

Music Licensing

TechSmith Camtasia

To help clear up some of these confusions, I’ve explained a few of the common licenses and provided resources to download music with these licenses: Can’t see the video? Creative Commons License. This post is part of a series.

Tools for Effective Content Development

Your Training Edge

This effect generally occurs to a greater or lesser extent with any content and therefore it is more than advisable to use them wherever possible. So, without further ado, here is a list of tools that you can use for effective content development: 1.

How to Create Effective Test Questions


If every student answers a question correctly, does that mean your question is too easy, or is it a perfect example of an effective test question? How to Create Effective Tests and Quizzes. Image: “ Quiz ” by Animated Heaven, via Flickr Creative Commons License.

How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness


Instructional designers aim to provide the necessary content to accomplish these goals, but sometimes the delivery of a course or training isn’t very effective. How to Implement Effectiveness Measurement Plans.

The ripple effect

Learning with e's

Anyone who is interested in the social media phenomenon would be very interested to read this from Abday Adhikari, writing in the Guardian : Every time we publish information on the internet, we are effectively starting a conversation, because people can respond or react to it.

The hidden audience effect

Learning with e's

In effect, S'cool Radio is taking a similar approach to Dave Mitchell's Quadblogging concept but developing it in another direction. What both projects have in common is their capitalisation on the 'hidden audience' effect.

Sound Effects in E-learning: Top 8 Sample Music Sites

CommLab India

Many instructional designers add music and/or other sound effects to make their e-learning courses more interesting for learners. So, why don’t we provide background music and/or other sound effects in our e-learning courses ?

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FREE resources for eLearning Development


Here we list our favorite free resources covering music, pictures, and fonts: Free sound effects and music Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds.

Is it a Classroom or a Prison? Some Common Sense on Measuring Training Effectiveness


This is the type of common sense that doesn’t turn into ROI, but I think more accurately measures many programs. Until I find a truly wonderful way to measure performance, I do pay a lot of attention to pure, simple common sense to find my my failures and make my training better.

Royalty Free Music for eLearning


You can insert midi files (very small size) into PowerPoint presentations for great music effects. Danosongs run by Dan O’Connor and has his creative commons free royalty free music for production site. FreeSFX is a UK based side where you can download free sound effects.

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The labelling game

Learning with e's

The Pygmalion effect , as it''s known can be beneficial. The reverse (or the Golem effect ) can also occur. Photo by Eddie Codel on Flickr The labelling game by Steve Wheeler was written in Istanbul, Turkey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Why Mixing It Up With Employees Makes Trench Instructors More Effective


Meetings became more effective. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user star5112. About a month ago, I gave up my office and set up in the cubicles with the rest of my employees. My move probably surprised some people.

eLearning Tip: The Difference Between Copyright Free and Royalty Free

eLearning Brothers

Finding quality assets (images, sound effects, video, etc.) Creative Commons – These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators. Creative Commons .

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Effective design using PPT as a tool. It’s very easy to load content on slides – but it takes more creativity to move learner to actual understanding! Organize: outlines headings graphics structure text (compare/contrast, cause/effect, classification order/sequence) Integrate: illustrations with captions animation with narration worked-out examples elaborative questions Take all of the info and make better sense of it for the learner.

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Attention to detail

Learning with e's

Recent films credits include the digital effects for The Adventures of Tin Tin, District 9, Master and Commander, The Lovely Bones, Avatar and King Kong. Photo taken by Ted Guise Attention to detail by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Individual Motivational Profile – For all to use and needing your help

Learning Cafe

Note from Learning Cafe Producer – Individual Motivational Profile is the one of the first “open source” or “creative common” initiative that Learning Cafe will support. Effective Learning

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Identity in a digital age

Learning with e's

We wanted to test out our ideas on the 'celebrity effect' in which people change their behaviour when they meet face to face with a famous person. In my conclusions I noted: " The celebrity effect has obvious consequences for the promotion of pro-social behaviour.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Webinar on Webinars!

Learning Visions

Join Kineos Mark Harrison for a free webinar on webinars: Building effective content for your online sessions. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, October 07, 2009 Kineo Webinar on Webinars!

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How To Fill The Void of Missing Powerpoint Clipart

eLearning Brothers

Inconvenience and inconsistent access aside, the main thing that can complicate this approach to sourcing images is the fact that royalty free and Creative Commons may not always be what they seem.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar

Learning Visions

Monday, July 13, 2009 Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar Kineo will be holding a free webinar on creating effective product knowledge e-learning on July 16th, 2009. Keeping costs down: Given the pace of change, product knowledge e-learning has got to be cost effective, otherwise the maintenance costs will be prohibitive. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion

Tom Spiglanin

In the end, the massive quantity of information that’s available at our fingertips, whether in blog posts, journal articles, or even television news, doesn’t matter nearly as much as how effectively we make sense of it all, and what sense we make of it.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Webinar: Compliance Training Case Study

Learning Visions

Sunday, August 23, 2009 Kineo Webinar: Compliance Training Case Study Kineo will be holding a free webinar on developing cost-effective compliance training on Thursday, August 27, 2009. Rapid E-learning provides an alternative to develop compliance training cost-effectively and quickly. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0

I Believe that Learning is Inherently Social

Tom Spiglanin

We may follow a manual to effect a repair we’ve never attempted before. Learning by experience can be quite effective. ” But while effective, it isn’t terribly efficient on its own. Learning alone may be effective, but very inefficient.

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3 things you should know about Twitter

Learning with e's

He tells me there are many people who still need to know about Twitter and how to use it effectively. My two minutes or so of opinion on why I use Twitter: 3 things you should know about Twitter by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

New Year Resolutions for Learning and Development

Tom Spiglanin

Every year brings new hope to do things better, more successfully, and more effectively. How will we go about making changes to our daily activities and be a more effective business partner, regardless of our role? Every year brings new challenges and opportunities.

I Believe in the Value of Connectedness

Tom Spiglanin

While every organization in the world is unique, most have characteristics in common. All employees are ultimately connected to one another through a common purpose to succeed and fulfill the mission of the organization.

Honesty and dialogue

Learning with e's

Reading an advance copy of Richard Gerver's book Education: A Manifesto for Change this week confirms yet again that this approach is both effective and desirable, especially in the rapidly changing world of the 21st Century.

I Believe in the Many Emerging Roles for Learning and Development Professionals

Tom Spiglanin

It may not have been effective, but it was accessible to a large, geographically dispersed audience. This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

Motivated Learners Find A Way

Tom Spiglanin

Despite all these challenges, Ari is learning to use the eyegaze device effectively. This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

Copyright and Intellectual Property in Instructional Design

Obsidian Learning

In learning and development, and instructional and graphics design, it can be tempting to use such resources to demonstrate a procedure (YouTube video), illustrate a point (funny photo/meme), or simply improve the auditory and/or visual presentation of your content (sound effects/cool graphics).

Best websites for free elearning art and resources for elearning developers


Note: The images from these sites are copyright free or licensed under creative commons public domain , however copyright policy for each site may change time to time, so please check before downloading images. License – Commercial commons license.

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Weapon of choice

Learning with e's

Hopefully we can start a discussion thread about the effectiveness of different technologies, media and tools for education! Weapon of choice by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0


I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

Recognizing this learning and making good use of it requires effective personal knowledge management practices. This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

The EDEN interviews: Stefan Hrastinski

Learning with e's

In this interview after his keynote, we enjoyed a wide ranging discussion around various theories of pedagogy, student engagement and participation, networjed learning, and the specific characteristics and practices that make a teacher effective in digitally mediated spaces.

The New Nerd

Tom Spiglanin

So I think the nerd effect is a real consideration with the adoption and acceptance of wearable smart objects. While Glass definitely had some design issues, both in outward appearance and usability for the wearer, the nerd effect may still have doomed it.

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