4 reasons to use Creative Commons

Learning with 'e's

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.

What instructional designers should know about Creative Commons

Matrix

Creative Commons is a tool that is designed to shed some light on the free, ready to use stuff that is out on the web. What instructional designers should know about Creative Commons. Creative Commons was created to help all those who create content, whether they are writers, video makers or designers, to use already existing content without having to pay for it. The Creative Commons database is very large.

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PowerPoint & eLearning: PhotoPin, a New Stock Photo Resource

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ George  I have previously written about  my favorite stock photo resources.    In that same vein I'd like to present  Photopin , a new resource that may be useful in your search for budget-friendly stock photos. The photos are lifted from  Flickr  and are, by and large, Creative Commons  licensed.   I've also posted about how to find  Google images you can actually use for commercial use. 

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Photo finish

Learning with 'e's

We got on just fine because we discovered that we have a lot in common, not least of which was that we both did formal training as photographers, in the pre- digital age. It was a huge sense of achievement, and I had been involved at every step of the creative process, from start to finish. Whichever way we learn, whether it is photography, or some other skill, being involved in the creative process retains its magic and is hugely important for the learning experience.

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Making a splash!

Learning with 'e's

by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 eden19 copyright free creative commons Digital free to use images learning Marci Powell photos teaching unsplash.comImage by Craig Whitehead on Unsplash While in conversation last week at the EDEN annual conference in Bruges, my good friend Marci Powell told me about a brilliant resource called Unsplash.

What works and what doesn’t?

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Stock photos : most of us can spot these a mile off, so it’s a safe bet the learner can too. I try and use good quality royalty free images available under a Creative Commons license, but I am also conscious that they may fall into the trap I describe above. eLearning Collaborate Collaboration Course Design Creative Commons David Hopkins Education Technology Higher Education Leadership Learning Technology Melissa Milloway MOOC Online Course Reflection

Is sharing caring? #OpenBlog19

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Krzyboy2o on Wikimedia Commons This is a post for #OpenBlog19. The event was called 'Show that you Share' and focused on tools such as Creative Commons , personal learning environments and mobile phones as a means of creating, sharing and repurposing content, knowledge and artefacts for education. OpenBlog19 by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Stock photos for your online store or next marketing campaign

Firmwater

BURST is a stock photo platform with high-quality images that are available free of charge under the Creative Commons Zero license. You can crop them to your preferred size and add text or filters with your preferred photo editor. You may think that there are other sites out there that are offering stock photos for free, but we believe Burst was built with the e-commerce entrepreneur in mind. At Firmwater we continuously strive to enhance customer experience.

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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. Photo by Alan Chia on Wikimedia Commons Inspire to learn by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources

Tony Karrer

EveryStockPhoto is a search engine for creative commons photos, located in Vancouver, BC. This is a single integrated search, allowing users to bookmark their photos with private and public tags, and increasingly we will be offering advanced searching options , rating systems and other tools. You can search for photos, see which photos are the most popular, and which ones have the highest ratings or the most downloads. 9) Creative Express (Getty Images).

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10 Sure-Fire Tips for Creating Your Own Stock Photos

Rapid eLearning

Obviously, this approach doesn’t work for everyone and taking good photos is an art in itself. However, when you get into the office to edit the photo you see that the image is a little out of focus. I had a friend who would always use the lowest settings on his digital camera because he wanted to have room for as many photos as possible. He had room for something like 5000 photos. Share your photos. Why not share your photos?

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Flickr images for YOU!

E-Learning Acupuncture

Flickr allows its users to grant Creative Commons licenses to their photos and as a result many of these images can be available for YOUR use! There are different types of Creative Commons licenses and Flickr breaks them down for you and categorizes its database of photos accordingly. Check it out Flickr's Creative Commons page here. Take care -Eric PS: The image above was found on Flickr with a Creative Commons license.

How To Find The Best Free Image/Photo/Graphics

Take an e-Learning Break

It also discusses Creative Commons Images - a set of free licenses that allow artists to share their work, while still retaining some of their rights. This article discusses finding the best free images etc. for your blog but I think it's appropriate for e-learning as well. Check out this article: [link

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eLearning: Copyright Caboodle

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

What if it's Creative Commons licensed?   More on Copyright   Image and Media Resources: Free Image Sites   Finding Google Images You Can Actually Use   YouTube Adds Creative Commons Content   Photopin, a New Stock Photo Resource   Additionally, I have found a couple more interesting resources about Creative Commons licensing. by AJ George  Copyright in the eLearning biz can get confusing.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Things That Light Up My Life

Learning Visions

photo by tanakawho Whats been lighting up my life this week is when I hear a Subject Matter Expert say, "Lets cut that. 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.

Spotlight: Elite Sport Performance Course

LearnDash

The strong visual style has been augmented by photos of elite athletes in action. These photos are all open licensed Creative Commons images. In fact I’ve used Creative Commons images, videos and audio throughout the course. These are Open Educational Resources (OERs) and both the course and its accompanying textbook titled Secrets of Asian Sport Psychology are also licensed through Creative Commons as OERs.

Digital literacies online

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler I'm currently writing several short online courses for educators, and I've just published the second module in my online series about digital learning.

Humans connecting in an online course…

Coffee and Design

Photo by Ttarasiuk, Creative Commons. As an instructional designer and an online web design instructor, one would think that my students would be able to easily get in and find what they need to be successful. While I understand the added value of being able to “test” the design to make sure that the user is able to accomplish their goals… this doesn’t always happen.

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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). The most common is the Standard YouTube License, which basically allows YouTube to broadcast the video, with the creator retaining the copyright. Photos and Graphics.

Supporting online learners

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler I have just published a third module in my series on digital learning for the ZilLearn platform. Supporting Online Learners by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Guide to copyright-free images and other resources

easygenerator

Death to the stock photo. You can signup for free and you will get a pack of free photos in your email every month. A website with links to other free stock photo and video websites. This is a search engine for free stock photos. A ton of free stock photos. A website with free images (no photos). Free photos. Some them have watermarks of commercial stock photo websites. Stock photo’s for personal and commercial use.

My favorite free images resources for online courses

Matrix

The Creative Commons licensing. Pictures, along with text, were the most common example of this kind of theft. Creative Commons makes sure this doesn’t happen anymore. Check out the rules for each of them on this dedicated Creative Commons page. I mentioned that there were seven common CC licenses, but I only listed six. The seventh licence is Creative Commons Zero, or CC0. Death to the Stock Photo.

Personal learning environments

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Photo by Steve Wheeler It wasn't that long ago that I was approached by a new U.S. Personal learning environments by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

An apple for teacher

Learning with 'e's

Photo from Pxhere I had the pleasure to do an speak with Sophie Bailey recently, when we recorded a session for Edtech Podcast. An apple for teacher by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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#CoronaVirus, class closures and communication

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Pxhere At the time of writing, the Coronavirus pandemic is taking hold in many countries across the globe, and predictably, one of the many actions people are taking is social distancing.

#blimage conscious

Learning with 'e's

So here are several photos from my own collection (I'm sharing them under a Creative Commons licence - see details below) for you to choose from, so you can also take part in the #blimage challenge. I hope you have a lot of fun writing and posting your blog, and hope you and your colleagues and friends will participate in this creative way of encouraging the learning community to share and interact.

Top 10 Free Stock Image Sites for E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

If you can’t afford the popular stock image sites, you might think you’re only option is to take your own photos. In recent years, there has been a huge surge of free stock image sites that offer photos, vector graphics, and even videos! Many of these free stock image sites make their photos available with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. How you use these free stock photos in your e-learning depends on what you’re trying to create.

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15 Best Image Sites to Visually Enhance Your Online Training Modules

CommLab India

net : You can download free and premium stock photos and illustrations. Here, you can find more than 13,700 free stock photos. FreePixels : Here, you can find over 5,951 free, high-resolution stock photos, classified into 40 categories. Image*After : This website is a large, online, free photo collection. Imagebase : This website has a collection of photos, mostly by David Niblack.

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Engaging online learners 1

Learning with 'e's

2009) Destructive creativity on the social web. Photo by Steve Wheeler Engaging online learners 1 by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

What do online educators need?

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steinar Engeland on unsplash In yesterday's post I wrote about how teachers are beginning to use online forms of education to enhance and extend the reach of schools. by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Blimey, it's #blimage!

Learning with 'e's

It's a very creative way to encourage teachers to think about their practice, and get them writing about these thoughts. It's OK - the photo is mine and it's licensed under Creative Commons so you can use it with attribution. Photo by Steve Wheeler Blimey, it's #blimage! by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Future technologies: What lies ahead

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Jon Rawlinson on Wikimedia Commons Future technologies: What lies ahead by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 In January I presented a session on 'What's hot and what's not in learning and development' for Learning Technologies in London.

Your Best Laid (Lesson) Plans

TechSmith Camtasia

Loading… The featured image is creative commons licensed ( BY-NC ) flickr photo shared by burntfilm. Calling all educators! Think back to a time you were trying to learn something new. You’d heard the idea, maybe chatted with someone about it, and you were almost ready to take the plunge. But, what you really needed in order to take that next step was an example…what to look for or what to actually do in the classroom. TechSmith is facing the same challenge.

Learning is in the struggle

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Ron Wise on Wikimedia Commons Learning is in the struggle by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 I have always considered myself to be a professional learner. Yes, I'm a teacher, but I get paid to learn, and then to create learning conditions in which my students can also learn. I'm always up for a challenge, and I am always open to learning new things.

What shapes teachers' uses of technology?

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler The image on this page is a slide from the keynote presented by Graham Brown-Martin at Learning Live, a conference hosted recently in London by the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI). by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

It’s Not Personal

Tom Spiglanin

Several articles have been written about how to do this well, yet missed meaning is still common. Nonetheless, misunderstandings are common. Rock ‘em Sock ‘em photo courtesy Flikr user Garth Johnson. This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

In their own write

Learning with 'e's

Photo by StemT4L on unsplash Many teachers by now will be familiar with blogging for education projects that encourage children to write. In their own write by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 If you haven't heard of any, then take a look at David Mitchell's Quadblogging project which encourages schools to team up to create audiences for students' blogs.