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.

Inspire to learn

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The big four show no signs of relenting in their profiteering, so several years ago I took a very public decision to resign as editor of a major academic journal. I subsequently pledged that I would never again write, review or edit for a closed academic journal.

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. I don''t know, but I assume it was, because EMI is a professional journal.

Down on the farm

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I have just been invited by the editor of an online open access peer reviewed journal to review an article. I would be interested in hearing from anyone else who has been invited by 'editors' of 'academic journals' to review articles that are far removed from their expertise area.

Serendipity

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It was quite exciting to appear on the front cover of Training Journal this month. I was approached by the editor of the journal after my presentation in London at the Learning Technologies annual conference.

Open educational practices

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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. The publishing houses who once had a strangle hold on academic journals are beginning to lose their grip. And open access journals are opening up knowledge for all without payment.

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Is the ivory tower crumbling?

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In yesterday's post entitled ' Open or shut ', I wrote about a rise in the number of academics who are turning their back on traditional research publications such as closed journals, in favour of more open, accessible outputs such as blogs and open access journals.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that dont support things like access to their content

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eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series | Main | Off Topic: Lets look at this at this as a chance to learn about oil » June 19, 2008 Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that dont support things like access to their content Honest to goodness, someone please respond to me so we can have an open conversation about this. There is a journal, Field Methods , with an editor - H. Have you researched Open Access Journals and found that model to be wanting?

When the dam breaks.

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Open access journals (and there are several alternative funding models that support these) are the best way to address these problems. The truth is, not many academics can afford to turn their backs on closed journal publishing.

Can Doodling Actually Enhance Training? Apparently, Yes

Mindflash

An April 24 Wall Street Journal article pointed out that several high-tech companies like Facebook are responding to a growing body of evidence that suggests that doodling — sketching ideas out graphically, even if crudely — can simplify communication, fuel collaboration, and help generate new ideas.

An interview with Michael G Moore

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He is well known as one of the pioneers of distance education, one of the original team of academic consultants working with the British government to establish the Open University in the 1960s, and latterly, as the long serving founding editor of the American Journal of Distance Education.

Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that don't support things like access to their content

Mark Oehlert

There is a journal, Field Methods , with an editor - H. Now someone from the journal PLEASE explain to me, what benefits you and/or your customers derives from you having this relationship with this publisher?! Does the journal get a slice of the money that the publisher charges consumers without which the journal could not operate? Could the journal not operate a peer-reviewed, refereed publication without the enormous support it gets from the publisher?

Our viral web

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In an interesting episode last year, I personally experienced the power of the viral web through Wikipedia Commons. The next day I posted his picture onto my Flickr account and licenced it under Creative Commons for free sharing and re-use. We are all Big Brother now.

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Game changers in the Training Zone

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As we're talking I'm watching citizen journalism going on, on the television in front of me. The TrainingZone podcast - January by Trainingzone on Mixcloud Game changers in the Training Zone by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

What if they threw a party and none of us came?

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Before anyone points out the fact that paper based journal cost money to produce, edit, review, print and distribute, I want to make the following points: Most academic journals are run by academics on a voluntary basis - those who review for my journal don't get paid a penny.

Breaking down fences

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It's the same for just about every closed pay-per-view journal. Open access journals are better - they are generally more up to date, and are of course free to read. blog Seth Godin expertise open access journal reading

Counting the cost

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How do we place a price tag on enabling children to channel their fertile imaginations into precious, creative, transformative outcomes? social media #eqnz citizen journalism Christchurch disaster New Zealand informal learning earthquake

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The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion

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Even journal articles aren’t necessarily credible sources of information today. 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

Future skills #metalearning

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British Journal of Educational Psychology , 55, 185-212. Future skills #metalearning by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Hacking Digital Learning Strategies #Bookreview

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Shelly does not shy away from weighty issues such as motivation, creativity, honesty and truth, but meets them head on, offering teachers a useful practical guide about how to infuse these into every lesson. Photo by Steve Wheeler When Shelly Terrell speaks or writes, people take notice.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Hey! Editors of "Educational Researcher".Get a FREAKING CLUE!!!!!

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Mallette.and anybody else directly involved with the choice to publish the journal " Educational Researcher " through SAGE. Why not license this work under Creative Commons ? Why not follow the model of the Public Library of Science Journals ?

Change and inertia

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Indeed, the very first peer reviewed journal article I published, was entitled 'Managing technological change in nurse education'. It appeared in a British Computer Society journal in 1992. Innovation requires new actions and creative solutions to existing problems if it is to succeed.

Fractal education

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Amy and her fellow primary school students became the youngest ever children to publish their research in a peer reviewed journal at just 10 years old. I love fractals. They are essentially art made from maths.

#LearningIs symbolic

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Many keep libraries of books, journals and other media on their shelves, used for reference to remind them of theories, principles or methods they wish to recall. How do you represent your learning? Some people display framed certificates on their walls, or photos of their degree ceremony.

Making Spectacles of ourselves

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As he related in a Wall Street Journal interview this week after a walk through the woods: '.when The popular social media company Snapchat (soon to be renamed simply 'Snap') has released news of a product which might just revolutionise the wearable technology industry.

The open case

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Today, more than ever, academics and professionals need to question the value of publishing in closed journals. Just how many people will actually read an article in a closed journal? The answer for most closed journals is - not very many.

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I Believe in the Value of Working out Loud

Tom Spiglanin

Many of us had others in the form of research papers or journal articles. Knowledge hoarding seemed to be a fairly common practice as recently as ten years ago. It now seems to be less and less common by most accounts.

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Instagram, WhatsApp and Learning

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Here's an excerpt from the article, published in the open access journal Future Internet. Photo from Pixabay Instagram, WhatsApp and Learning by Steve Wheeler was written in Melbourne, Australia and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

This time it's personal

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Much has been written on PLEs, including a wealth of peer reviewed journal articles that feature empirical research. Photo by Adib Wahab This time it''s personal by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Personal.

I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management

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Social bookmarking sites, trade magazine articles, refereed journal articles, syndicated feeds, aggregation services, and a growing number of automated social tools can greatly simplify the process.

Sharp practice

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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.

What I miss and what I don't

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Not in just any academic journal. To have any worth, lecturers need to publish in the 'right kind' of academic journals. In other words, a journal that has a very low circulation, and is so expensive that only university libraries can afford to subscribe.

Globally connected minds

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They will probably publish their work in a highly rated peer reviewed journal which very few will read, because only a very few will be able to penetrate the pay wall the publisher has erected to ''protect'' the research (which has usually been funded through public taxation).

What you see is what you do

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With a little planning and creativity, IWBs can play a key role in how we achieve this. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 21(2), 91-101.

before the ink is dry

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We were talking about our common interest in the educational benefits of blogging, and I made a suggestion that digital identity was a significant factor in the way teachers and other professionals use it (I will blog on this idea in a future post). No, journals still have their place.

Be open

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I talk about Creative Commons, open source software, open access journals, open educational resources, community led initiatives such as MOOCs and the whole idea about being open and sharing your learning.

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Open or shut?

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Many have openly pledged to never write, edit or review for closed journals again. Others choose to continue publishing their work in conventional peer-reviewed journals, but also disseminate their work widely through non-peer reviewed digital channels.

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