Learning Exercise

What is Creative Commons?

This is an individual online investigative assignment to help students understand what is meant by Creative Commons and why, as part of copyright procedures, it is important recognize and use.
Course: Digital Media & Online Learning
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Exercise

This assignment is designed as an online investigation to help you discern the differences between Copyright and Creative Commons, recognize the four different CC License conditions, and know how to search and find appropriate Creative Commons material for use in your assignments.

1. View the Get Creative clip (6 min.) at http://creativecommons.org/videos/get-creative.

2. Review the four basic CC license choices and what each represents at http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses.

3. Then visit http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Firefox_and_CC_Search to see how easy it is to use Firefox to search for material with CC licensing.

4. Using CC search within Firefox, find music free to download and put in a movie. Type the kind of music you desire, choose the Google or Yahoo! tabs, and browse results from across the web.

Example Search: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/CcSearch#Examples

Topics

Differences between Copyright and Creative Commons; How to find and use Creative Commons materials

Learning Objectives

The learner will explain the key differences between Copyright and Creative Commons. The learner correctly identify the four different CC License conditions symbols and explain what they represent. The learner will demonstrate how to search and find appropriate Creative Commons material for use in an assignment.

Assessment

Submit the following to your instructor by the due date established.

1. Write two or three sentences maximum explaining the differences between Copyright and Creative Commons.

2. List the four basic CC license choices and what each means.

3. Provide the name of your music choice, the URL where you found it, the actual type of CC license for it, and how you would use the music in a movie.