This is week two of the Creative Commons Certificate. This week we are learning about copyright. Yikes - what a muddled mess the copyright system has created! But that is a story for another day. The assignment for this week was to create an infographic; so I decided to try out Piktochart.
It's very easy to use, with fairly standard options for adding new panels, image, text, etc. The only drawback is that it is a bit clunky and limited in functionality. But, for basic infographics - it's quick and easy. This would be a good option for student assignments because it has a low learning curve.
You can see the presentation option by going to the Piktochart link for my project and then selecting present.
This week I began the Creative Commons Certificate for Educators. This is an AMAZING opportunity and I am super excited to be learning from fabulous folks such as Cable Green! The course content can be found on the Creative Commons site and they are hoping to be able to offer more cohorts for the certificate. Something to look forward to :)
The first assignment was to build a timeline of the beginning of Creative Commons. So, I decided to try out one of the timeline tools. I chose the Knight Lab Timeline Tool because it seemed like the one that would create the "slickest" final product. And, it did create a fabulous final product!
The main drawback to this resource is that it has a steep learning curve. You have to put the information into a google doc. This isn't exactly difficult, but the columns are carefully set and student have to be careful not to move things around. Also, any formatting requires adding html code. This can be challenging for many students (and faculty!).
For this reason, it is better suited to a longer project where time can be spent learning the tool. For those that have the time - the final product is worth it!
Below is the embed link directly in Weebly, it's not as nice as embedding in a page with more width. So, you can see a better version in my Canvas OER class.