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Open Education Resources: Open images/video/audio

Guidelines for finding, using, and creating Open Educational Resources for your instruction.

Images

Images

  1. Creative Commons: Search engine for open source images, audio, and video.
  2. flickrCC: This section of Flickr offers images that are available under a Creative Commons license and also explains the different types of Creative Commons licenses.
  3. Google Images: While not all images on Google Images are Creative Commons licensed, it is possible to limit your search results to only images available under a Creative Commons license. To do so, run your search in the standard Google Image search bar and then on the results page, click on the "Tools" button just below the search box. Another drop down menu will appear with "Usage Rights" as an option.
  4. Multicolr Search Lab: This tool from TinEye allows you to search for Creative Commons-licensed images by colour.
  5. MorgueFile: As macabre as this sounds, it's merely a free photo archive.  No dead bodies here!
  6. Everypixel  A great  stock photo search engine online. It’s loaded with search options, totally free to use, and it crawls 50 of the top stock photo sites, bringing you all the best photos in one place.

Video

Video

  1. Creative Commons: Search engine for open source images, audio, and video
  2. Wikimedia Commons: a database of 20,550,201 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute
  3. YouTube: Do a search, then use the "Filters" button below the search box to further filter your search results to "Creative Commons"
  4. Vimeo: Browse the Creative Commons licensed videos on Vimeo

 

Audio

Audio

  1. Audacity is an open source audio editor software that can run on Windows, OS X or Linux.  Audacity has a large body of dedicated users and it is easy to get help online if you are having problems with the program. The interface is not as polished as commercial products, but Audacity is a very capable program.  Audacity's numerous features can be extended further with plugins. Like other open source software Audacity has a somewhat steeper learning curve, but it can produce professional results. Audacity can be downloaded from Sourceforge:http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ . The Audacity wiki is a goldmine of training material.  It is particularly useful if you want to record your voice into a .mp3 file to import into a project
  2. Wikimedia Commons: a database of 20,550,201 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute
  3. Creative Commons Legal Music for videos: A list of sites that offer works by musicians under a Creative Commons license
  4. Soundcloud: Soundcloud has a Creative Commons stream where members share CC licensed tracks with download enabled