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  • 7 Things You Should Know About Creative Commons – EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)

    7 Things You Should Know About Creative Commons – EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)

    This concise and well-organized document by Educause explains Creative Commons and its relationship to copyright. Creative Commons allows copyright owners to release some of those rights while retaining others, with the goal of increasing access to and sharing of intellectual property. It further discusses who’s using it and how; and the implications for teaching and…

  • Google Search Advanced Feature

    Google Search Advanced Feature

    Google can be helpful in finding reusable resources. It explains how to use their advanced search features and explains various types of usage rights.   Google Search Advanced Feature   Google Guide making searching even easier – More information about how to use this tool – with examples.   Keywords: Audio, Copyright, Creative Commons, Digital…

  • Lifelong Learning and Technology Article

    Lifelong Learning and Technology Article

    This article looks at the interest in lifelong learning among adults. It reports on a Pew Research Center survey on the topic showing considerable interest amount the American public. The Internet is instrumental in meeting this interest, but the use of it varies inversely with levels of education and income.   Lifelong Learning and Technology…

  • TED Talks: lifelong learning playlist

    TED Talks: lifelong learning playlist

    TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). This playlist is of 5 TED Talks related to lifelong learning. Titles include “The Nerd’s Guide to Learning Everything Online”; The Life-long Learner”; “What We’re Learning from Online Education”; “On Being Wrong”; “What Adults Can…

  • Intellectual Property: Part I Video

    Intellectual Property: Part I Video

    This entertaining video explaining intellectual property rights and discussing how you can share and protect your rights simultaneously is created the State University of New York Metaliteracy Learning Collaborative.   Intellectual Property: Part I Video (3 min. video)   What is Intellectual Property? – A definition and resources from the World Intellectual Property Organization   Keywords:…

  • Four Reasons to Care About Your Digital Footprint

    Four Reasons to Care About Your Digital Footprint

    This enlightening 8-minute video demonstrates the lesser-known issues that can arise from our trips around the Internet. It discusses how extensively our online views are tracked and shows how this information is of commercial value to various entities, how little control we have over who gets access, the possibility of identity theft, and the potential…

  • 11 Myths of Digital Literacy, Debunked

    11 Myths of Digital Literacy, Debunked

    Designed primarily for educators but relevant for students as well, “11 Digital Literacy Myths, Debunked” provides a definition of “digital literacy.” The authors then explore why being digitally literate matters, focusing particularly on common misconceptions.   11 Myths of Digital Literacy, Debunked   Keywords: Digital Literacy

  • Ten Basic Rules of Netiquette or Internet Etiquette

    Ten Basic Rules of Netiquette or Internet Etiquette

    The rules of etiquette are just as important in cyberspace as they are in the real world — and the evidence of poor netiquette can stick around to haunt you for much longer. Following these basic rules of netiquette, to avoid damaging your online and offline relationships.   Ten Basic Rules of Netiquette or Internet…

  • Digication

    Digication

    Digication is a leading provider of ePortfolio and assessment management systems. Digication develops its platform with students, faculty, programs, and institutions’ needs in mind, and enables institutions to close the loop that links student learning to institutional assessment and reporting.   Digication   Digication Tutorials Getting Started with New Digication video tutorials introduce many of…

  • PortfolioGen

    PortfolioGen

    Developed by teachers, PortfolioGen allows users to easily create a web-based portfolio and display their skills beyond conventional paper-based binders. Users can share their portfolios with prospective employers, principals, professors, and colleagues. PortfolioGen is for teachers, educators, students, and anyone else who desires a simple way to create their own customized portfolio website. Thousands of…

  • FolioSpaces

    FolioSpaces

    FolioSpaces, powered by “Mahara”, enables you to create an online portfolio. It was developed by faculty at the University of Ballarat, AU. It is a fully-featured electronic portfolio, weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online communities.  You do this by assembling a selection of your resume (curriculum vitae/CV), files, journals,…

  • Strikingly

    Strikingly

    Create a beautiful website for you & your business, in minutes. Zero code or design skills required. You can also convert a LinkedIn profile to a personal website in just a few clicks. Add a Blog section to any of your sites to start blogging right away. A separate page is created for each blog post.   Strikingly   Discover Strikingly…

  • Weebly

    Weebly

    Weebly is a complete platform that allows anyone to start and grow an online business with curated website templates, powerful e-commerce and integrated marketing. More than 40 million entrepreneurs around the world use Weebly to grow their customer base, fuel sales, and market their idea. Designed for any entrepreneur who wants to reach a global…

  • Tumblr

    Tumblr

    Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007, and owned by Oath Inc.The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. Users can follow other users’ blogs. Bloggers can also make their blogs private.   Tumblr   How to Use Tumblr for Blogging and…

  • WordPress

    WordPress

    WordPress is an open-source blogging and a website creation platform. WordPress (often referred to as WP) is very widely used and makes up about 30% of all published websites.  There is a subtle but important difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com. WordPress.org gives lots of freedom, but you need a self-hosted platform to deliver your site. This…

  • EduBlogs

    EduBlogs

    “Since 2005, Edublogs has grown into the largest educational blogging network in the world. We believe that blogging transforms the educational experience of students and have seen firsthand how Edublogs increases ownership of learning, engages students, and becomes a source of pride in the classroom. Edublogs is a project of the prominent WordPress company Incsub;…

  • AudioBoom

    AudioBoom

    This tool enables you to record and instantly share audio. You can have free unlimited 10 minute recordings. If you want to use your smartphone or tablet, sign up, take the tour, and download the app.   AudioBoom   AudioBoom Help Center – Tutorials and help using AudioBoom tools.   Keywords: audio, media, recording, podcasts Review…

  • SoundCloud

    SoundCloud

    Discover, stream, and share a constantly expanding mix of music from emerging and major artists around the world. SoundCloud is described as a ‘social sound platform’ and is basically the same as Youtube but for audio files. With SoundCloud you can follow millions of people, musicians, radio channels and podcasts on a vast range of topics or you…

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