Sharing What Works

March 22 – 24, 2017 Orlando, FL

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LS109 Copyright and Creative Commons: How to Find, Use, and Cite Resources

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, March 22



Education and training departments work under tight budgets and deadlines. In this environment, the temptation to use images and media from the web increases, especially in light of the plethora of social spaces that are used to share such objects. But what can you use? Under what circumstances? And how do we give credit where credit is due?

In this session you’ll learn more about how you can use content you find online while still respecting copyright. You’ll start by taking a practical look at what copyright means to our industry, including investigating what content you can and can’t legally use in your work and how to give appropriate credit to creators. You’ll then explore a newer licensing option that makes it even easier for people to share and use content legally: Creative Commons. You’ll discover how this content license is particularly helpful when you have little to no budget, where to find Creative Commons-licensed content, and what ways you’re able to use what you find. This session will help you feel more confident that you’re using the media you find online the right way, and will even give you more sources for finding it in the first place.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The basics of copyright law, fair use, and the TEACH act
  • What Creative Commons (CC) licensing is, and what the different licenses mean
  • How to find CC-licensed images and media
  • How to easily and appropriately cite CC-licensed images and media

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:

Stevie Rocco

Assistant Director for Learning Design, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Penn State University

Stevie Rocco is assistant director for learning design at the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State University. Stevie has more than a decade of experience working with faculty to create and manage online learning. At Penn State, her team produces and uses tools and technologies that create quality online course experiences. In addition, Stevie consults on a wide variety of topics, including faculty development for online teaching, accessibility, usability, open source and free tools, and social media. Stevie holds a BS degree in secondary education and an MEd degree in adult education.

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