Go find your resources


Round up some web content that'll help you get your point across

Exercise

Go find your resources. Gather as many or as few as you need to fully address your question. Make a note of where you find them, and how they can be shared and used (based on the license or copyright status). 

You have three choices for how to conduct your search. You can look in collections and repositories of open content, such as Flickr or OER Commons, you can search the open web, or you can ask your friends. 

Some good places to find open content are...

Wikipedia

Vimeo

OER Commons

Flickr 

If you want to try exploring a wider range of resources, watch this screencast on how to use Google to search for open content across the whole web: http://youtu.be/wJI9RShrxr4.

The CC search portal aggregates access to CC-enabled search platforms and engines listed above at http://search.creativecommons.org.

You can also ask your friends, colleagues, and the rest of the world! Tap into existing communities that share information or resources about the topic you are interested in and ask them. Some communications tools communities use include mailing lists (Google groups, ibiblio), social media (Twitter, Facebook), and discussion forums on the web. Pose your question with the appropriate tags, and don't hesitate to ask the same questions on your personal, social network. 

Discussion

Share links to the results of your search in the discussion. How could you tell something was open? Was there a symbol? Text? What did the text say? Could you tell what the origins of the work were?

Hint

This page will help you spot licensed work out in the world: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Recognizing_licensed_work.

 

Task Discussion