Challenge 5, this week, has been a great reminder of why we credit the images we use on our class and individual blogs and how much we benefit from people licensing their creative work through Creative Commons. Miss Wyatt provided a link to a great video that reinforced what we’ve been learning about this throughout the year as well as a number of new sites we can explore for Creative Commons material.
The question for veteran bloggers this week has been
Do you think you should have a creative commons license for your blog? Why or why not? Is your audience mainly students in your class and/or the blogging challenge or have you had readers that are teachers and/or visitors you don’t know?
For this challenge, we have spent more time discussing this question as a class to decide what our thoughts are about attaching a Creative Commons license to our work. What are the benefits? What are the drawbacks? We visited the Creative Commons site and discovered through a series of questions how we could let our visitors know what can and can’t be done with our work.
So it’s up to you, Division 2 students, to decide if you want others to be able to use your work and to what extent. Please answer the questions on the Creative Commons site to build your license and create the embed code you’ll need for your own blog. Remember to add this to a text widget from the Appearance settings on your dashboard. Because we use images that are licensed under someone else’s conditions, you will need to edit some of the text that is included with your license. Please add “Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed” to replace “This work is licensed“.
Your assigned post this week will be to include a short explanation of why you have or have not chosen a CC license and to what extent you are sharing your work. Remember we will also be working on more clearly identifying the license conditions for each image we borrow and you can look back here for an example if you’re not sure what this means.
image: Creative Commons by jorgeandresem released under an Attribution license