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Getting Creative With the Commons

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Saturday, March 5, 2011, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

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Getting Creative With the Commons Getting Creative With the Commons Presentation Transcript

  • Using the Commons to Encourage Content Creation
    Photo Credit: Hightech.Blogosfere
  • The ultimate architecture of participation
    Web 2.0 emphasizes content creation over content consumption
    Information is liberated from corporative control – i.e. traditional content owners or their intermediaries
    Anyone can create, assemble, organize (tag), locate and share content
  • Conflict with copyright
    Intellectual property holds will initiate lawsuits against perceived misappropriation
    Simpler tools = easier violation of copyright
  • New flexible content licensing models
    Some rights reserved
    vs.
    All rights reserved
  • Creative Commons Presents:
    “Get Creative”
  • Let’s take a closer look
    Licenses:
  • Relinquishing control
    Information is meaningless unless it can be remixed and repurposed
  • As content creators
    Opportunity to construct and organize knowledge
    Increasingly independent learners
    Active knowledge generators
    Manage their own learning experience
  • The Mother of All Funk Chords
  • As content creators
    Opportunity to construct and organize knowledge
    Increasingly independent learners
    Active knowledge generators
    Manage their own learning experience
    CC Licensed Resources
  • Collaboration empowers students to
    understand questions
    develop arguments
    share meaning & conclusions
    among a community of learners
  • Increased user contribution
    Yields:
    Growth of collective intelligence
    Re-usable dynamic content
    Promotes:
    Sense of community
    Empowerment & ownership for users
  • What about Wikipedia?
    Amateur knowledge surpasses professional when the right kind of systems and tools are available
    Invites self-policing, community watchfulness, leading to an evolutionary selection process
  • A new type of practice
    Evolution rather than revolution