Consider an element of your course for which you might want an accompanying image.

Search for an openly licensed image using different search strategies and sites described in the Curator module. You might consider using:

Which one did you find easiest to use or best suited the kind of image you were looking for?

Add a response to this activity by linking to the image that you have found, citing the source, creator, and license. Describe how your selection would support learners’ understanding of an element or concept for a course. You should also summarize your search strategy (use of keywords, boolean search operators).

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

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109 Responses for this Activity

  • Negotiation
    by Angèle Gaudette (@angnails)

    I choose this image because over the years teaching negotiation, it is sometimes difficult to find clear images to illustrate negotiation without getting hundreds hits for images that illustrate political negotiations when this is far from what is required in the course I teach. I found the picture by going, which I have never more… »

  • The thesis funnel
    by Cynthia Gordon (@cynthia.gordon)

    Image by fumingli from Pixabay This actually took me a long time to find and wasn’t exactly what I was looking for.  When teaching thesis writing as part of essay writing I like to draw an inverse triangle to show students they are going from a general attention grabber to a very specific thesis.  The concluding paragraph follows more… »

  • attentive or contemplating
    by Carrie Mallon (@carriemallon)

    For one of my exercises that I do in my Communications course we talk about facial expressions.  I think that this one would be a good example of attentive or contemplating.   I try to use a diverse group of people for my examples, and so it is nice to use the Gender Spectrum website for more… »

  • Understanding the ‘Why’
    by Hoshedar Batliwalla (@hbatliwalla)

    I often ask learners to begin any form of learning by understanding the ‘why’, before deep diving into any kind of discussion or learning any kind of topic. This short video by Simon Sinek is a great resource to teach students to start with the ‘why’ and eliminate assumptions or misconceptions made by themselves or more… »

  • Consider This
    by Brian Percheson (@bpercheson)

    I would not limit myself to any Creative Commons image search. We could choose between: a) Creative Commons Search b) MediaWiki Commons c) Flickr Creative Commons d) Unsplash e) Pixabay I chose Pixabay because I had to use the fewest Boolean Operators. By coincidence, I thought of motorcycle passengers and typed the word “pillion” knowing more… »

  • Consider this…HyFlex Images
    by Ashley Priest (@APriestGC)

    For this activity, I decided to search for an image that I could use in a faculty development program. The overall goal of the program is for faculty to develop the skills to build, and deliver, a HyFlex course. I wanted an image that could introduce HyFlex in a more human way. There are plenty more… »

  • Consider This – eLearning
    by Angie Covey (@acovey)

    The concept I chose was eLearning.  There are many ways you can thinking of eLearning, but I was looking for an image that showed it from the student’s side.  I wanted an image that displayed success, as well as a student enjoying it. I was also looking for an image of a young student, an more… »

  • Consider This Activity
    by Rochelle Hughes (@Rochelle)

    I used Creative Commons Search, Flickr Creative Commons, Unsplash, and Pixabay to conduct my search. At first, I just searched one term, “goals”. This was a really interesting search as the Creative Commons Search and Flickr Creative Commons really focused on scoring goals and soccer nets; whereas Unsplash and Pixabay focused more on goal setting more… »

  • Developing the Wrong System!
    by Jessica Joy (

    The concepts I chose to consider was that of developing an information system that meets the needs of its users. Often we encounter systems that miss the mark in terms of solving the customer/users’ original problem, or not providing the solution that was expected. In terms of a visual representation, the first thing that comes more… »

  • Curator – Website Image
    by Carlie Forsythe (@cforsythe)

    Note: I work in a library and do not deliver or design any courses; however, this activity can be applied to online resources, such as LibGuides that students and faculty can access. In this case, I wanted a few images to help break up text on my LibGuide on how to research and write, particularly 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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