Administrators, educators and students create and share a huge amount of original digital material on a regular basis. Schools develop policy documents, websites, and professional learning presentations; teachers create lesson plans or units, teaching resources, and assessment tools; while students create a range of work samples including original writing, video presentations, photo, image and music files just to name a few examples. Material can easily be shared with wider educational and professional communities via email, cloud computing, social networks and digital tools, all of which can make a positive contribution towards collaborative global learning. Understanding and using Creative Commons licences on original materials acknowledges their value, encourages users to cite and promote their sources, and to share work responsibly.
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