Being invited to be part of a project with Creative Commons is much like those stories of country kids playing sandlot baseball being called to the play in the Big Leagues.
My role on the project is partly to consult on the technical aspects of the Certification, to help with communications in social media and beyond, and like everyone else, to help design the way these will work.
While my education (Bachelors, Masters, never to be finished PhD) has been in Geology, along the way I fell into the world of computer technology and the internet, not for their own sake, but in that content area. Nearly everything I have learned and built in technology I have learned from others on the internet. It’s always felt right to try and give back.
My employment paths include:
- Instructional technologist for a faculty development unit at the Maricopa Community Colleges (14 years)
- Vice President, CTO for the New Media Consortium (5 years)
- Independent Consultant, web builder, online teaching, presenter, traveler (4 years)
I became aware of Creative Commons from it’s start, and find it mentioned in my presentations and writing at least back to 2002. Some related works include:
- Almost 50,000 flickr photos posted since March 2004 shared under CC license
- Flickr CC Attribution Helper a browser bookmarklet tool I built that makes getting Creative Commons attribution text a one click task.
- True Stories of Open Sharing more than 100 videos collected from projects, presentations about the values of openly sharing.
- ImageSeeking for Fantastic Visual Metaphors a Mozilla Teaching Kit developed to help people learn how to find and attribute open licensed photos.
- DS106 Open Digital Storytelling Course Teacher, web developer for open course that promotes remix and reuse.
- Stalking the Mythical OER Reuse a presentation on reuse Open Educational Resources being a bit like BigFoot.
- Openly shared GitHub projects
- Blog posts about attribution
My online coordinates include:
- Cog.Dog A url I could only dream of until last year, this is my “calling card” site.
- CogDogBlog my digital thinking space since 2003.
- @cogdog I most often hang out on twitter, othr social media sites used with much less regularity.
- Photography on flickr and Barking Dog Studios
I’ve used dogs as my metaphor and model of behavior online since the early 1990s; my current friend is Felix, a rescue dog adopted about the time I started on the project. Dogs are fun, loyal and tenacious. I hope to be the same.
Top / Featured Image: flickr photo by cogdogblog https://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/25678848654 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license