EdTech March 7th Discussion

Ed Tech (EDCI 336) Class Notes Followed By Personal Thoughts

  • Education with integrity
    • Program that checks if there is plagiarism in the paper
  • A publishing company has access to data base of millions of unpublished students work (it is unknown what they will use it for; artificial technology?)
    • Bring up news in the classroom
  • Learn what’s happening in EdTech
  • The Liberating New Work of Open Educational Resources
    • Resources for teachers to use
    • Accessible education
    • Different modes and needs for communicating in education
    • Topic of Social Justice
    • Free education
  • A diverse landscape for content creators and educators 
    • Creative commons
    • Copy right
    • Public domain
      • When something is around for an extremely long time, it loses copy right and becomes public domain
    • Embeddable content
  • Copyright basics
    • Class Info on copyright
      • Copyright applies to all works created
      • Copyright is assumed automatically and immediately
      • Fair dealing allows for the use of some copyright protected works with limitation
      • Even if you give it to people, they do not automatically have permission to copy it
    • Class info on alternative copyright licensing
      • C
      • CC
      • PD
      • Person Symbol
      • $ with a cross through it 
      • =
      • Backwards C
    • Open Educational Resources
      • Open content/open educational resources (OER)/ open courseware are educational materials which are discoverable online and openly licensed that can be shared, redistributed, improved and used
    • Open verses Closed Resources
      • Closed caption and audio over for those who have communication barriers (ie. Khan website)
      • Do advanced searches on google to only show photos that are of free use
      • Go to setting, advanced source and then tailor it to only sites/pictures that are of free use. It will only give you results that are openly licenced 
  • My Reflections from March 7th2019 EDCI 336 Class
    • Copyrightis more complicated and complex than I have previously realized. I am aware of what copyright is and how it protects the owners of said content, but I was unaware of how copyright is protected immediately and that the content could not just be given away to be copied even by the artist. It is interesting that there have been updates and changes to the Copyright Act and Fair Dealing in Canada (Bill C-11).
    • Being sued can depend on if they are making money from the source or if the user themselves have money that the original owner could take. It is important to remember what you can and cannot use in the classroom under the Copyright actand that, as we know from having a university degree, citing should always be a priority.
    • Many people get access to information online, but the information simply being online does not give the user permission to copy it (ie. Print it out). The internet is great to inspire one’s own work and to give ideas (Pinterest) but is not just an open source overall to use as one pleases
    • I was unaware that older information becomes public domainafter a certain amount of time
    • Though I had not heard about it previously, the site Unsplash(providing high quality photos) has their own licensing system but would be useful to use in the classroom
    • Open content/open educational resources (OER)will be an extremely useful source to use in my future classroom due to its allowance of discovering online educational materials that teachers can use
    • It is very interesting that, though I had never heard of the open education movement, it is being brought up all around the world (especially during this week as it is Open Education Week). Having completed an undergrad degree I support this movement after having experienced the extreme expenses of textbooks that may or may not be used in class. I have seen many of my friends in school use thousands of dollars of textbooks as TV stands instead of really using them. I have also experienced buy-back where a $100 textbook is bought back for $10 and sometimes not at all because they happened to have made a new one for that class. It would be great for future students not to experience the same thing and save thousands of dollars throughout their post-secondary education. 
    • I know that there is a lot of content on the internet, but the actual numbers are astounding. 4 billion photos, millions to billions of texts, millions of videos and so on and so on. 
    • Instagram is not openly licensed. YouTube can be depending on what the uploader chooses. I find this to be more helpful as I feel that I am unlikely to use Instagram photos in my class but could likely find useful content from YouTube to teach the students
    • The provided websites are great resources that I have bookmarked on my computer and will definitely be using in my teaching practice. Oercommons.org; Curriki.com & Siyavula.com
    • Multimedia: Archive.org
    • Overall sources provided throughout the class: 
      • OERcommons.org
      • Curriki.com
      • Siyavula.com
      • Archive.org
      • Flickr
      • Unsplash.com
      • Google.com advanced search
        • These sources are great because they vary between providing teaching resources as well as making sure that you do not break any copyright laws


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