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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  • Risk in Project Management
    by Sheeba (@svilakkathusaidu)

    I have used Unsplash for this image, which explains the “risk” in project management. I used the key word Risk for identifying this image. I prefer to use this image to describe the risk associated with triple constraints in project management.

  • Openly licensed image
    by Lori Hallahan (@lhallahan)

    The image I was searching for was to illustrate how copyright is often considered restrictive in how it is used to create course content. I conducted the search in Creative Commons images, Flickr and Unsplash. 

  • Diversity Photograph
    by Christopher Rowe (@ChristopherRowe)

    The photograph I’ve chosen is a clever representation of diversity in different shades of coffee.  I also, like the photographer, love coffee. I’ve used all of these image resources in the past, and I’m a big fan of Unsplash.  I find the platform super simple to use and the quality of the images is excellent.  more… »

  • Consider this
    by Stephanie Jones (@Sjones)

    I like to use visuals for my weekly learning especially for things that repeat themselves like a review or exam.  I used to use a basic google search but since taking a few courses during Covid learned about many other sites including the ones in this module.  I like and use Unsplash the most, I more… »

  • Attribute Data: Visual Inspection
    by Maria Wesolowski (@mpweso)

    I was looking for an image to accompany the topic of “Attribute Data”.  When I searched for the words “Attribute data” I didn’t find any picture that I liked to represent the context of this topic in any of the websites, so I searched for a specific example of attribute data, such as “visual inspection”.  more… »

  • Diverse Representation of Collaboration
    by Heather Kundapur (@hkundapur)

    In one of the courses that I lead, Managing and Engaging Collaboration,  I often struggle to find images that reflect a diverse group of people engaged in a potential collaboration.   Often I end up using stick figures due to lack of representation in the pictures that I find.   I was thrilled through this module to more… »

  • Spot the Hazards: Electrical Safety
    by Safa Qoussini (@Safa Qoussini)

    As part of Hazard identification course, students are to implement the concepts they learned in the “Electrical Safety” unit. I browsed to find a photo/image that I can use for class activity where students can spot/identify hazards related to working with electricity. I searched the terms: “Electrical” and “Hazard” and found this photo taken more… »

  • Ethics in the business world
    by Maria Laverde (@mlaverde)

    Men discuss about ethics in business.

  • Consider This-Image Response- Ashley Wannamaker
    by Ashley Wannamaker (@awannamaker)

    After searching through a variety of options, I prefer Unsplash for searching images. I feel as though their webpage is one of the easiest to use and offers a wide variety of search options. I was using the term Global Markets to search for my image and Unsplash gave the best variety for my search. more… »

  • Fit for Purpose Image banks
    by Elan Paulson (@Elan Paulson)

    I tend to use these five media sites for different reasons and purposes, and to achieve different goals. I often start with Creative Commons Search because it has the best filters. The visuals here can be used for a range of purposes, such as photographs for themed slides but also complex visuals for teaching. I tend 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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