Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Creative Commons

The Creative Commons licence conditions for this Web 2.0 learning programme and the image that I looked up on Flickr happen to be the same. They both leave you free to share and remix, provided the user attributes the work to NSL or the photographer, and neither allow commercial use. These conditions can be waived if you get permission from the owners.


Interesting that I already have several OpenIDs with google, blogger and MySpace . I can see the convenience of it, not having to fill in all the paperwork each time you need a user id and password, but I don't think I'll be using it anytime soon. Most of my internet use at home is banking and social networking.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Online Privacy and Security

Yes the content in this module has had great relevance to my household of internet surfers.
The year 7 and 8's at my daughter's school have just done a module on internet security and the school put on a seminar by NetSafe. I now know my daughter is using McAfee security software - thought we all had Norton. Have also noticed that she ignores the security updates if she doesn't want her current windows to close so we have had some wisdom from me about that.
What can I tell our patrons. I'll be more emphatic about password security. We have a number of patrons who would benefit from a KeePass account. Would recommend the Netsafe video on cyberbullying to parents and kids alike. We should promote this sort of info in the Homework Learning Centres. I do think we have an important role to play in educating our users to keep themselves cybersafe.