Search for an openly licensed image using different search strategies and sites that you can use in one of your courses.

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In your response,

    1. Link to the image that you have found, citing the source, creator, and license.
    2. Describe how your selection would support learners’ understanding of an element or concept for a course.
    3. Summarize your search strategy (use of keywords, boolean search operators).
    4. Does this image incorporate diversity and inclusion?
    5. Submit your image and response to the Consider This activity.
    6. After you make your submission, save the web address to your response (found in the green confirmation box) so you can use it later for your badge submission form.

This activity is part of the Spotlight on Repositories section of the Curator Module.

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152 Responses for this Activity

  • Consider This Openly Licensed Image
    by Joanna MacDougall (@Joanna MacDougall)

    I decided to search for an image using the same search term across a few different search sites. I used the words ‘virtual reality goggles’ and found the following websites that were easy to determine the license and copyright information:  virtual reality goggles | Openverse  Search media – Wikimedia Commons  20+ Free Virtual Reality Goggles more… »

  • Search for an openly licensed image
    by David Schenk (@dschenk)

    Search for an openly licensed image using different search strategies and sites.  Which one did you find easiest to use or best suited the kind of image you were looking for? I tried a test case and searched for an image of ‘taking baby steps’.   I found the best image ranking below: Best: Second best: more… »

  • Consider this
    by Charlotte Delouche (@cdelouche)

    For the purpose of this exercise, I have used Unsplash and Flickr, which I found to be two very good resources to find high-quality images that are also Creative Commons licensed. As a teacher of FSL, I enjoy using images to introduce new topics. For this class, I wanted to talk about what the cities more… »

  • Consider This – Word Clouds of Ethical Theories
    by Andrew Molas (@amolas)

    Since I primarily teach introductory ethics in philosophy, we often discuss the three main versions of ethical theory outlined in the literature: consequentialism (morality is determined based on the consequences of one’s actions), deontology (morality is determined based on duties), and virtue ethics (morality is determined on the cultivation of character). This is the image more… »

  • Swan-Ganz Catheter
    by Miranda Mckenzie (@mx_mckenzie)

    Link to image: Author: Npatchett (27 March 2015), Wikimedia Commons License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 Description: Anatomy of right heart catheterization (Swan-Ganz catheter) This image will improve learner comprehension because it shows proper placement of the catheter. My search strategy was: pulmonary artery + placement This image does not include diversity or inclusion; more… »

    by Cindy Cheung (@CCheung)

    I usually base my image searches off of standard search engines such as Google or Bing and it has been difficult to find relevant, high quality images on a specific lab procedure.  Over the past 2 years, I had to simulate specimens and take photos in the lab.  Creative Commons is a game changer.  I more… »

  • Consider this – relevant images
    by Ana Maria Peric (@anamaria.peric)

    I enjoyed using these new sites for finding images, however, I found that flickr had a greater variety for my particular use. It seemed to have more science/lab related images compared to the other sites. I am often looking for new images to show the students, as the more they see the better prepared they more… »

  • Consider this
    by Heather Melo (@Heather)

    Describe how your selection would support learners’ understanding of an element or concept for a course. My search began with a focus on busy events. In teaching an events class I found interest in locating such an image; the image will be used to question the students understanding of what needs to occur before the more… »

  • Respiratory epithelium
    by Cindy Cheung (@CCheung)

    Re-state your misunderstood concept and then identify and expand on how you would explain your concept through an analogy. In my teaching experience, it has been difficult for students to remember that most of the larynx is lined by a respiratory epithelium (pseudostratified columnar with goblet cells and cilia), except for the lining in the more… »

  • Curator Activity #1 – Consider This
    by Samir Stasi (@sstasi)

    I Considered different sources but found Flickr Creative Commons is the easiest for me to use. The picture helps my students understand the concept of building wealth over time. A get-rich-quick scheme (or scam) could be enticing. But the tried-and-true way to build wealth is through regular saving and investing and allowing this money to more… »

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    One Response to “Consider This”

    1. Erin Wilson

      I chose this image as it is captured in a hotel but the main focus is on the fun and diversity within the image. This image is relatable an appealing to students. This image was located through Pixabay and has a PIxabay License agreement of “Free for commercial use, no attribution required”. The image was produced by gracini studios
      Image by Gracini Studios from Pixabay


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