Week#11 – Video Production & Copyright-friendly Media

Michael Wesch is a professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University.   I first became aware of  his YouTube videos in 2007 when I was webcasting away at EdTechTalk.  They look ancient now, but at the time, his ‘The Machine is Us/ing Us and A Vision of Students Today were pretty cutting edge.

In any event, he just published a video with some useful ideas and resources for teachers who are producing videos for online learning.

I encourage you to check out (at least the first seven minutes) of
What Professors Can Learn from YouTubers

Our goal this week:  Gather some ‘go to’ sites for finding copyright friendly materials that can be used in our teaching – online and off. Please check out and review some of the sites below and suggest others by commenting.

Copyright-friendly sources of video, audio, & images mentioned in his video

Site’s mentioned in the LearningCall.com’s Copyright & Fair Use for Educators 



  • Free Music Archive
  • Ccmixter.org  (music files)
  • SoundCloud.com  podcasts and some free music
  • Freesound  collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps,released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License
  • Jamendo a community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses.

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