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 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

Making a splash!

Learning with e's

As with any other social media platform, there are useful devices such as trending search notifications, API/developer sections and licensing advice, and there are special zones where you can find wallpaper or slide background images.

Is sharing caring? #OpenBlog19

Learning with e's

Photo by Krzyboy2o on Wikimedia Commons This is a post for #OpenBlog19. I attended an event in Utrecht, in the Netherlands way back in 2007, at around the time that social media was emerging as a serious learning technology.

Inspire to learn

Learning with e's

The conference is themed around excellence in teaching of the social sciences, which reflects my own professional and academic background. I still disseminate my own research widely, but now I do so through social media, blogs and open access journals.

Connected pedagogy: Social networks

Learning with e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler In a previous post I outlined some of the metrics around the use of digital media, technologies and social networks. I wrote that: "The age of social technologies has radically transformed the way we live our lives, and that includes how we learn and teach.

I Believe that Learning is Inherently Social

Tom Spiglanin

It may have been done alone or with others, but the social connection was still strong: teachers directed and facilitated the learning, and we often shared answers or talked about homework with peers. This is not to say that everything we know or can do was learned socially.

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Share and share alike

Learning with e's

Since I took the decision to offer all my blogposts and slideshows for free under a Creative Commons License, allowing anyone to freely copy and also repurpose my work, some interesting things have happened. It was self evident in the licence I applied from Creative Commons.

Going viral

Learning with e's

This results in an amplification of your ideas, but usually, it won't happen unless you license your content for free sharing and repurposing (see my Creative Commons licence at the bottom of this post). creative commons sharing content social media amplfication viral Katie Hafner

Me and Malcolm McLaren

Learning with e's

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. Me and Malcolm McLaren by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Dialogue, debate and destinations

Learning with e's

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.

Digital literacy 8: Repurposing content

Learning with e's

The ability to repurpose, remix or otherwise reuse existing content is one of the key features of the social web. The ethos of the social web is that we share and share alike - why hoard knowledge or ideas if they can be of benefit to others?

#LearningIs social

Learning with e's

Humans are inherently social. Most of our learning is achieved within social contexts. Even when we are on our own, much of our learning through resources such as books and videos is mediated socially - there is another mind behind the resource. We want to be accepted by others.

Social, mobile, and personal learning futures

Learning with e's

My argument in my presentation was that social learning, the use of mobile devices, and personal learning environments will all be vitally important components of any future learning ecology.

Is all learning social?

Learning with e's

In the post I made the remark that today's learning needs to be personal, social and global, all of which can be mediated through technology. Keith asked me 'Does learning always need to be social?' They are infused with social meaning. Even consciousness is social.

Freinet and social media

Learning with e's

When I wrote Blogging with Freire , I was speculating on what that great Brazilian educator and theorist might have made of educational blogging - a concept he never knew, because he died before the Internet and social media came in to common use.

A new framework for supporting learning and performance in the social workplace

Jane Hart

Here is an updated version (V3) of the WSD Framework with more charts and descriptions, and now available as a PDF to download under a Creative Commons Licence. Training and e-learning activities will likely include more informal and social approaches. Social learning

Remixing culture - a 'C' change?

Learning with e's

For those of us who are still getting our heads around the concept of 'C reative Commons ' and the idea of 'free culture' on the Web, an interesting and illuminating video entitled ' Reticulum Rex ' comes highly recommended. Watch the video if you want to get to grips with Creative Commons.

Social enzymes

Learning with e's

Wikis, blogs, podcasts, social bookmarking, RSS feeds, microblogs, social networking. is making it easier for all of us to connect together, and to learn informally within a socially rich environment which is strewn liberally with the digital footprints of those who have gone before us.

Richly social and intensely personal

Learning with e's

One of the key points I made in my keynote was that the future of education will be both richly social and intensely personal. Being invited to present the closing keynote speech at CSEDU in Barcelona was a great honour.

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with e's

By 2006 several social networking sites were enjoying surges in popularity, including MySpace, Bebo and of course, Facebook. Social media lend themselves naturally to support learning through discussions, collaboration and sharing.

Tools for conviviality? Illich and social media

Learning with e's

Ivan Illich hoped for a time when the transmission model of education, or ''funnels'', would be replaced by ''educational webs'' - his notion of what we now recognise as social networks. What would Illich have made of the social web?

Facilitation and the Social Web

Janet Clarey

Here are slides from a presentation I did for the Australian Institute for Training and Development (AITD) a few weeks ago on facilitation and the social web. I have several people to thank for making their work available whether publicly and/or under creative commons licenses.

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The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with e's

Below are four reasons why the Social Web and associated media are changing higher education. Firstly.the Social Web connects people together At Plymouth University, we very quickly began to explore the ways Social Web tools could support our students.

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How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It

Mindflash

Social Learning is a term that is rapidly spreading throughout the learning and performance field. Don’t get me wrong; I’m a big believer in the natural learning that occurs through social interactions. What Exactly Is Social Learning? Social Learning Is NOT New.

Three Simple Ways to Get Started with Social Learning

Mindflash

Social learning a lot of us hear a lot these days — we know, vaguely, what it is, and we know that it’s happening, whether we like it or not, every day. What is Social Learning, Again? When they hear social learning , lots of people’s minds go straight to social media.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Interview with Tony Karrer on Informal and Social Learning

Learning Visions

Thursday, October 01, 2009 Interview with Tony Karrer on Informal and Social Learning Be sure to listen to the latest Kineo podcast with Dr. Tony Karrer. Steve Lowenthal interviews Dr. Tony Karrer to get his thoughts on informal and social learning in the enterprise.

Slugs and snails and social enzymes

Learning with e's

Wikis, blogs, podcasts, social bookmarking, RSS feeds, microblogs, social networking. is making it easier for all of us to connect together, and to learn informally within a socially rich environment which is strewn liberally with the digital footprints of those who have gone before us.

The social impact of disruptive technology

Learning with e's

Do you think this has a big social impact? It will lead to the classification of knowledge through folksonomies and to the extended web which combines social and information richness.

I Believe in the 70:20:10 framework

Tom Spiglanin

Charles Jennings promotes a 70:20:10 framework for organizational learning, where on-the-job experiential/informal learning and social learning represent the preponderance of each employee’s overall learning. Changing Workplace Formal Learning I Believe Informal Learning Social Learning

Your Network is Calling

Tom Spiglanin

A PLN can help you through challenging times, when creativity is at a low. A group contains any number of individuals who may or may not have anything in common other than being a member of the group. Changing Workplace Social Learning Social Networking

I Believe in the Value of Sharing

Tom Spiglanin

I’m not talking about the monetary value of a social share (which business people are keen on doing ), but rather the less tangible value that comes from sharing knowledge, making an individual more productive, effective, and efficient. Sample social sharing options (from YouTube).

Ten Things I Believe About Workplace Learning

Tom Spiglanin

For nearly three years, I’ve been exploring social learning, informal learning, and the changing workplace. The inherently social nature of learning. This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

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It’s Not Personal

Tom Spiglanin

When interacting with social media, we really ought to take this into consideration, both sending messages and interpreting them. Several articles have been written about how to do this well, yet missed meaning is still common. Nonetheless, misunderstandings are common.

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. Today, social media connect people around the world.