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. Finally, a note about the Digital Literacies Conference at Southampton (pictured). Images by Ivan Mendelez Dialogue, debate and destinations by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Share trading

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Prior to the social web, public sharing wasn''t that common a theme. Tagging made it even more personal. The arrival of Creative Commons licensing made free sharing a more attractive proposition for everyone. People now upload their pictures and videos, and share their ideas on Facebook and other popular social media platforms without thinking. We teach our children that sharing is good. And yet as adults, we are more reluctant to share with each other.

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Donald. Duck!

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Picture above: Donald Clark appeals to the Gods of Pedagogy). But his outright dismissal of the lecture as a legitimate pedagogical method left many of the delegates reaching for their laptops and harsh tagging him. And in the meantime, to lighten the mood, above is a picture of Stu Johnston with an Apple device. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Web feats 6: Photosharing

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I have seen some very interesting uses including one where a biology teacher used the tagging facility on Flickr to teach human anatomy. She produced some pictures of the human body and asked her students to tag the various internal organs - it worked very well, and all the students enjoyed the experience greatly. Others use Flickr to encourage students to be creative in the generation of content.

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Capturing the moment

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The picture of me on the left was taken around 1980 (from another photo collection), capturing a personal moment in time for me. The discussion over the old photos of my youth group posted on Facebook last week has prompted a flurry of comments, tagging and sharing from us all - and although many of us had lost touch with each other - the images have brought us back together again, wherever we are in the world. Photographs are very powerful things.

Five tools for global educators

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What I will say is that by following a few simple guidelines, teachers can write and present content in accessible formats, and can incorporate images (pictures, diagrams), videos, audio and hyperlinks, all of which can help students to investigate a topic in greater detail if they wish. The comments boxes below each post support dialogue, and the tagging feature on most blogs enables easier search for content.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

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I will attempt to contextualise these changes at the level of both organisation and individual, to provide a picture of how universities and teachers might manage their business in the coming decade. Photo by Felix Burton on Wikimedia Commons The survival of higher education (2): Changing times by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0