This episode is super-sized at the same low, low price. I give information about how to go about acquiring media on the web. Found a picture and you're not sure if you have the right to use it? This episode is for you. We'll also go to Flickr, a photo sharing site, and use their tools to specifically find photos that suit your needs. Lastly, we'll examine the world map at Flickr. You can use it to find pictures that were taken all around the world!
As educators' adoption of Web 2.0 technologies continues to grow, and as students and teachers continue to move from mere content consuming toward content creation, copyright and licensing issues will undoubtedly represent some of the greatest challenges in the learning environment. It is critical that we, as tech-savvy educators, endeavor to not only understand the issues at play, but also that we find ways to foster discussions around the topic of "digital citizenship" in our environments, and seek every opportunity to share our knowledge effectively with our peers.
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Lawrence Lessig is perhaps the most prolific proponent of open content and copyright reform in the nation. He is the former CEO and continuing board member of the Creative Commons organization. His talks are always inspiring, thought provoking, and controversial, yet, in my view, foundational to our understanding of content and freedom in the digital age.