Thing 11 – Copyright

February 1, 2019 0 By JR

I first encountered the idea of Creative Commons at the end of my B.Ed program, and deeper dive into it in one or two of my M.Ed program courses. I have attended workshops, courses, conferences, etc. and even delivered training and written online course notes about Creative Commons licensing. I also managed all of the attribution statements and copyright for the OER project I worked on (and am currently appreciative of the copyright coordinator I work with now because that made my eyes bleed). There are two steps to the Thing this time:

  • Step 1
    • Use http://search.creativecommons.org/ or another online platform to find two media files (image, video, or audio) that have a Creative Commons licence to use in a presentation in your field.
  • Step 2
    • Share this in a short post on your blog, identifying which licence has been applied to each of the media files and in what way they can be re-used, along with any reflections on what you have learnt about copyright, licences, and Creative Commons.

Step 1

I have an upcoming presentation for ACCP-CAID, so this is an opportunity for me to check out images for a few things. Virtual Reality is one of those things. The View-Master dates back as far as the 1930s, and had many of the same claims that modern VR companies (e.g. “the world at your finger tips” and “in full 3D”). The interaction itself however, well take a look for yourself:

The tool I used to create this side by side is H5P (an open source interactive content tool). One feature of H5P I quite like is that for any media you put into a content type, there are fields where you can fill in the copyright info. If you download the content item, in this case, you get two photos, the interactive AND all the copyright info. While the presentation of these images is together, I haven’t actually altered either image itself (which is important considering the ND element on the ‘new tech’ image).

Over the years I’ve tried to keep my knowledge of copyright and Creative Commons as up to date as I can. Most recently I ported a copy of the CC Certificate program into an ebook and read through the materials. Have a look and let me know what you think.