"Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. "
-Rumi

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Gettin' Creative with Creative Commons

Watching the videos made Creative Commons seem really great. When exploring the website, I came to find that it wasn't quite as easy to navigate as I imagined it would. That being said, I still think it could have some good uses for students in various arenas so long as they take time to verify that the item they have selected actually falls within the realm of "creative commons." I could imagine some students not putting in the effort to verify such sources. I think as with any type of source students use for the academic endeavors, we need to teach students the correct way to make use of external information and media and how to properly site work. Even when students have been taught how to use MLA, APA, or Chicago guidelines for citations, there are still students who will plagiarize someone's work. As it is now, I think most students probably do not fully understand copyright law. As with most things, there seem to be some positives and negatives to Creative Commons. Personally, I love the idea of collaborating on a project with someone across the globe in a common drive for self-expression. Now I just need to figure out how to go about that...

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