Failure of Creative Commons Licenses

Tony Karrer

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. They are there to help set up the licenses. But that said, it also shows a failure of the current licenses. eLearning Technology.

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. Creative Commons licences can enable teachers everywhere to access content and share their ideas freely. Unported License.

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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? It’s by definition Open, but theoretically you could choose a different open license. 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.

What works and what doesn’t?

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Technology exists now for high quality video and audio collaboration as well as working collaboratively in real time on documents. In the world or educational technology we can and should utilise the best tools for the task, to be able to bring multiple solutions from a toolbag and select the best one for the whole task … which may not be the best tool, but it’s how we use it that makes it better.

Integrating technology

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I designed the series with teachers in mind, especially those who have been compelled by the recent crisis to migrate all of their teaching to online and technology supported education. Unported License.

Integrity, credibility and plagiarism

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The following half a dozen or so slides were also from one of my presentations, but I was annoyed to see that my name and the Creative Commons licence I always apply to my slides had been removed. Somehow, I managed to keep quiet during the presentation, but I later approached the speaker at the end of the session, and pointed out to him that he had used several of my slides without acknowledging me, and that the Creative Commons (CC) licence had also been removed.

14 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 18

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And if you are still caught in the traditional school approach, know why integrating technology in classrooms is not just the need for the hour but how can it benefit you. Need to quench your thirst for the latest in learning, technology and media links further?

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Inspire to learn

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M y key premise is that l earning technology is just about everywhere in education. Universities are replete with lecture capture tools, interactive media, web based content and personal response technologies; students arrive equipped with social media and mobile devices; technology supported distance education has been long established; universities are experimenting with flipped classrooms, gaming and MOOCs. We have the technology. Unported License.

Cinderella technology?

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Image by Glamhag on Flickr Large screen touch displays seem to be the 'Cinderella technology' of education. Initially, the most common large screen display, known as the interactive whiteboard (IWB) - was viewed with great promise, but over time, due to misuse, lack of training or knowledge (and in some cases, neglect), interactive whiteboards appear to have been sidelined in some schools. Successfully introducing new technologies into complex environments can be a great challenge.

Exploring medical technologies

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One of my earliest jobs back in the 1980s was managing the educational technology and learning resources for several nurse education centres across the South West of England. It was fascinating exploring these new technologies, and we all learnt a lot in those pioneering years.

Technology mediated society

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Photo source: Lyncconf Games on Flickr The rapid spread of the Coronavirus and the subsequent social lock-downs by many governments has meant that technology has been thrust to the forefront in many of our daily human activities. We have become a technology-mediated society almost overnight. For years, many academics and teachers have been ignoring or naysaying technology, claiming it is an unwanted distraction or a poor addition to traditional teaching. Unported License.

The importance of being networked

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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 use of social technology is much less determined by the tool itself; when we use a network, the most import asset we get is access to one another. 2010) Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age. Unported License.

Mind technology

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Can technology help us to think more clearly? The tools I use are a kind of mind technology, a means of extending my cognitive capabilities, enhancing my thinking, memory and recall. Some might say that I am over-reliant upon technology. I don''t see myself as a cyborg - one of Andy Clarke''s cybernetic organisms enhanced by - and fully dependent upon, technology. Mind technology it certainly is, and richly social too. Unported License.

What shapes teachers' uses of technology?

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It summarises the difference between teachers' attitudes to technology depending on whether they subscribe to pedagogy that privileges the transmission of knowledge by experts to novices through instruction, against those who espouse knowledge as something that can be constructed by the learner through negotiation, practice, social interaction and reflection. What shapes teachers' uses of technology? Unported License.

Dialogue, debate and destinations

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Goring was essentially arguing that libraries should not be dictated to by technological changes, but in doing so she missed a fundamental point. This and other technology driven changes demand that libraries move quickly to adapt to new trends and remain agile to maintain relevance in a digital age. I was challenged by delegates at Solstice to elaborate on the legal and ethical issues of Creative Commons and other Copyleft approaches. Unported License.

New and emerging technologies

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The video below is the result of that interview, in which I answer questions such as: what emerging technology trends have the greatest potential for learning? What tips you you have for people wanting to invest in emerging technology? and should we be waiting until our learners adopt new technology or should we be leading the way as learning providers? As you might expect, smart mobile technologies, personal learning environments and social learning feature prominently.

Old technologies don't die

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Witnessing this scene reminds me that no matter what technologies emerge, and no matter what disruptive innovations come along, we will always have the older, more traditional media to use. We can connect to information in many ways, and we should never rule out completely the older, more traditional technologies, because they still have uses. Personal, connected digital technologies enable us to access content and interact quickly and easily. Unported License.

Future technologies: What lies ahead

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In January I presented a session on 'What's hot and what's not in learning and development' for Learning Technologies in London. The annual event always has a slot for future trends in technology, which in the past has featured great thinkers such as Ray Kurzweil and Brian Solis , and futurists Gerd Leonhard and Rudy de Waele. Unported License.

Connected pedagogy: Smart technology

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The theme of the conference is 'connecting through educational technology' - this echoes the themes of a number of other recent conferences, many of which explore the idea of connected learning. The age of social technologies has radically transformed the way we live our lives, and that includes how we learn and teach. Emerging technologies will increasingly impact upon our connectedness and will challenge teachers everywhere. Unported License.

Storytelling with technology

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Before they left the university for the last time, I persuaded three - Kate, Becca and Ryan - to speak out one more time about their views on technology supported learning. Building on a previous post about narrative education , I asked them to focus specifically on the question of how they use technology for story telling. Unported License. learning narrative education storytelling student voice teaching Technology video

Me and Malcolm McLaren

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I wanted to hear what McLaren would say about learning and about technology. His reference to Karoake culture resonated - where anyone through the medium of technology, especially the reality TV shows, can become famous. 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. Unported License. This is the story behind that photograph.

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Integrating technology into learning

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Using technology in the classroom and integrating technology for learning are two different things. The first is something that any teacher can do without much thinking, but to truly integrate technology into education takes a great deal of imagination, thinking and planning. Embedding technology so that it becomes transparent is clearly an aim to which all educators should aspire. Technology is not a substitute for good teaching. Unported License.

2020 learning technologies

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It's difficult to see much beyond the end of the year, so trying to predict what technologies we might see in schools by 2020 is like staring into a very strong spotlight. We don't know what informal personal technologies will look like in 2020. Unported License.

The first technology

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I have been working in the field of learning technologies for almost 40 years. In fact my specialism never ceases to amaze me, because there is always something new to learn, some new technology, app or software tool that is emerging, or some new theory or model that is being proposed. The phrase 'standing on the shoulders of giants' is always very apt in the world of learning technology. The first technology for me has always been language. Unported License.

#EDENchat: Which personal technologies?

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This week #EDENchat will feature a discussion on how we use personal technologies for learning. There are many personal technologies available, including smart phones , e-books and e-readers, games consoles and laptop computers. How can teachers incorporate the potential of personal technologies into formal learning, whether in the classroom or at a distance? Please join us to discuss your use of personal technologies in education, either as a teacher or as a student.

Learning, storytelling and technology

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Narrative Pedagogies from Steve Wheeler Image source: Wikimedia Commons Learning, storytelling and technology by Steve Wheeler was written in Liberec, Czech Republic and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. ds106 digital narratives digital storytelling education Jerome Bruner learning pedagogy Technology

Learning first, technology second

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Learning should always come before technology. Many teachers welcome the idea of bringing new technology into the classroom. Blogging can be used to engage children in creative writing , while making videos is excellent for problem solving and collaborative work. Sometimes, the technology does get in the way of learning and teaching. The technology, designed to make learning easier, actually ends up making it more difficult. Unported License.

Future technologies now

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HTC Vive in action - Photo by Steve Wheeler At the JISC Connect More event held in Cheltenham recently, a number of futuristic technologies were on display for delegates to experience. The technology has plenty of potential to be used across the curriculum, and not solely in creative arts. All of these technologies will undoubtedly find some useful application in higher education in the coming years. Unported License.

What we think about technology

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I asked them whether this was a true representation of their perceptions of using technology. This is a revealing narrative about how teachers and students view their use technology. How you are using technology will shape what you think about it, and also the concerns you will have. What we think about technology by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Technology makes a difference

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Interactive tools engage learners I have often heard the argument that there is no evidence that technology improves learning. This is a vacuous claim that is either a) based on ignorance of the available research literature, or b) possibly the result of a deep seated fear, mistrust or dislike of technology in general. My usual response to such a claim is that children with special educational needs are a classic example of technology improving learning. Unported License.

Change, Learning Technologies, and the future

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Attending Learning Technologies in a completely new, yet strangely familiar venue was quite an experience. London ExCel has long been the home of the BETT Show, which I have attended on many occasions, but in the last few days it has also been the home of Learning Technologies, which for umpteen years has been hosted at Olympia, on the other side of the city. I arrived with a great deal of anticipation, because Learning Technologies always holds a lot of promise.

Technology won't replace teachers, but.

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"Technology won't replace teachers, but teachers who use technology will probably replace teachers who don't" This was just one of the contentious and thought provoking statements made at Learning Through Technology this week in Glasgow. Both events had several common threads, including the new roles of education professionals, the impact of technology on education and the ways students are appropriating new tools to support their learning. Unported License.

Is technology killing the art of conversation?

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The exchange then descended into: 'There's too much technology around' and, 'I don't know what the world is coming to.' In Alone Together (2011) Turkle implies that technology is distracting us from social interaction, and is ruining conversation: 'The relentless connection leads to a new solitude'. Jaron Lanier (2011) believes that interactive technologies are 'deadening personal interaction.' Therefore, conversation can still occur, but it is now enhanced by the technology.

My First Vlog (video log)

Tom Spiglanin

This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Tools and Technology Video Production vlogAfter studying Casey Neistat’s vlog, I decided I had no excuse to jot just jump in and get started. This is my first effort.

My First Vlog (video log)

Tom Spiglanin

This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Tools and Technology Video Production vlogAfter studying Casey Neistat’s vlog, I decided I had no excuse to jot just jump in and get started. This is my first effort.

#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. If you are a poor teacher, no amount of technology will turn you into a good one. If you are a good teacher, you can teach well in any context, either with or without technology. If you want to make an impact, use technology appropriately in a way that enhances, extends and enriches the learning experience.

5 technologies to promote creative learning

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If those methods can also encourage creative thinking, they are even more welcome in the classroom. Technology can provide some of those creative solutions. Here are just five ideas for using technology to support learning, while promoting creative thinking, and I''m sure that with a little thought you will be able to adapt them to your own subject area. 3) Commons Touch: Ask students to submit two or three good quality images to Wikimedia Commons.