OCL4Ed 14.06 – E-Activity: Remix and reflection

OCL4Ed 14.06 – E-Activity: Remix and reflection outline


“Copyright” in Sign Language – the sign for copyright is different in each of 11 different languages, although there are some similarities between them.
..from WhatCopyright blog


Thinking about copyright associated with several current projects:

  • WikiEducator – User:Vtaylor CC-BY-SA – public record – formal courses, background, planning, to do lists, observations, collections of links, notes from mooc participation, record of personal journey in open education and association with WikiEducator



CC-BY-SA Nellie Deutsch

Learning LiteraciesWikiEducator CC-BY-SA

Learning Literacies is a new online course for students at our college, particularly those who need support with study skills and encouragement to be lifelong learners. We have just finished the first offering as a “special project” course. All the content, activities information is located in WikiEducator CC-BY-SA. The students access the information from links within the course in Moodle. All the discussions, assignment submissions, etc. are only accessible to registered students.

  • text – original CC-BY-SA
  • cited quotes
  • media – links to articles, videos

Without a Plan, You’re Growing Nowhere – Personal growth doesn’t happen by accident. It’s not an automatic process. If you want to guarantee growth, then you need a plan—something strategic, specific, and scheduled.


Engineering 4 Kidswikispaces.com CC-BY

Engineering4Kids is a collection of stories to connect interesting man-made solutions with the engineering ideas, knowledge and skills that are behind them. Kids are interested in engineering even if they don’t know it is engineering. By middle school, most kids are experienced information finders. Many will look up topics in Wikipedia, only to discover that they can’t understand most of the article. There are a number of online encyclopedias for kids. There are plenty of online games and activities relating to engineering intended for a middle school audience. Our goal is to provide a collection / redistribution point for kids to use.


For all my online teaching and education-related writing, I usually look for sources that are compatible with WikiEducator’s CC-BY-SA. That seems to be a “happy medium” – open enough without throwing it to the wind. Sadly, there are those who are only to willing through ignorance or intent, to take what was freely shared and then prevent access unless THEY receive payment and/or credit.

Some interesting learning from the Remix game.

  • mixing in GNU FDL changes the options significantly. I don’t usually access or use content with this license, but it is good to know. I assumes they were more compatible with the CC licenses.
  • surprise – in a derivative work, you can’t combine CC-BY-SA and CC-BY – news to me. I assumed the derivative would be CC-BY-SA. Got to read the fine print…

So, this is going to present a challenge. I’m posting here in my WikiEducator space – says CC-BY-SA right there at the bottom of the page, with a link to the official definition. No question about how the derivative work is designated. Some of the content that I thought I would include aren’t compatible.