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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131 Responses for this Activity

  • Consider This
    by Amie Martyn (@amartyn)

    This image was located on by searching: Business AND people.  The license information indicates that the image is free for commercial use and no attribution is required as is the case with all of the Pixabay free content based on their license found here:  This particular image was produced by user Wallusy.  I more… »

  • Consider this
    by Lauren Cripps (@LCripps)

    The image I found on Flickr illustrated a change in mood. It helps student to conceptualize this shift as a wave rather than a switch, which is often how they think about moods.

  • Consider This Activity
    by Megan Anderson (@manderson)

    I was able to find the attached image, “Essay structure diagram by a grade seven student” on Flickr. The creator, teachandlearn, has chosen to share this image under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 licence. My students really seem to struggle with how to oragnize their thoughts into a final academic research essay, and I love this more… »

  • Making a Splash with Peak Performance
    by Andy Reparon (@areparon)

    Creativity is key to making a splash. As the photo portrays based on the excitement of hitting a highlight in terms of being at the peak of your performance. I used it from unsplash. A site I have used a few times already. It is easy to use, allows you to think outside the box, more… »

  • Hospital Image
    by Chadwick Rawana (@ChadR)

    As part of a PowerPoint presentation in a Canadian Health Systems course, there is a slide describing different areas where healthcare takes place; I thought the addition of an image of a hospital would add some visual appeal. I searched in a number of the provided search engines but found several suitable images in unsplash more… »

  • Consider This
    by Jenn Harren (@j_harren)

    I’ve used Unsplash quite a bit before.  I find it a great repository of pictures that work for business classes I teach (and other photos I’ve needed to use).  I checked out The Gender Specturm Collection which was great for diversity just not a lot of pictures that were associated with topics I would use more… »

  • Time Series
    by Valerie Watts (@vwatts)

    I teach time series in one of my statistics courses.  I can use this image to illustrate a real-world example of a time series and discuss some of the components of time series that are present in the graph. I tried Creative Commons, Unsplash and Flickr to search for an image.  All three are easy more… »

  • On-the-job training
    by Victoria Workman (@Victoria Workman)

    I regularly use graphics to support my course content slides.  One of my challenges has been locating more diverse images of people in business and workplace settings.  Another challenge is to present non-gender images when possible, while still making the point.  Using Creative Commons, I located the referenced image of two divers that I imagine more… »

  • Consider This
    by Caitlin Cull (@ccull)


  • Quick thoughts?
    by Jeyakanth Kumaresan (@JeyK)

    Before starting Data analysis and dashboards topic, I show the picture on the link and ask my students to tell me the first few things that come to their mind.

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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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