Archive for April, 2010

CC-adopter & CC Contribution: Stefano (Creative Crew Singapore)

Received this email from Stefano Virgilli:

I have created an album of textures from McRitchie reservoir. All the pictures are licensed under Attribution non commercial 3.0. Feel free to use and share. Thanks and Best Regards.

Stefano is an Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Certified Expert, and Adobe Community Professional. His website is at lab.vox.sg.

He’s also part of the Creative Crew SG team http://www.creativecrew.org.sg that organises their monthly Creative Crew meetings.

In case you were wondering, Creative Crew SG isn’t a spin off from Creative Commons SG. They existed long before CC-SG came into being. But their intents are really the same — about creativity and sharing.

If you’re interested in advanced tips and tricks in using Photoshop (and on occasions there are topics like music, video, iPhone apps), try to catch one of their meetings where you hear experts and enthusiasts share various tips in 30-min segments.

CC contributions: Videos and Interactive Java Applets

SG-adopter and educator, Loo Kang (sgeducation.blogspot.com weelookang.blogspot.sg/p/physics-applets-virtual-lab.html), shares the following resources under CC licenses:

He also added that the CC-licensed Java Applets he made “are the real gems”. The Applets can be found on the NTNU virtual lab forum: www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?board=28.0

Loo Kang suggests that those interested in using the Java Applets can read his blog to get a sense of what/ how the Java Applets can help people learn physics.

From what I found out, an applet is:

“a program written in the Java programming language that can be included in an HTML page, much in the same way an image is included in a page. When you use a Java technology-enabled browser to view a page that contains an applet, the applet’s code is transferred to your system and executed by the browser’s Java Virtual Machine (JVM).” ~ Source: http://java.sun.com/applets

I emailed Loo Kang for more info on how one can use the Java Applets, and he explains:

  1. To download the applet and it source codes, register at www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?action=register
  2. Using this link as an example (www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=831.0), download the working applet from Download EJS jar file (913.8kB).
  3. Double click the downloaded file to run it.
  4. The license is auto generated by the Taiwanese Professor, Fu-Kwun Hwang, under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Taiwan License. But those I make with his help and others in the educator professional learning community, I license under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Singapore License.
  5. Developers/educators can download the source codes from Download EJS XML source and remix the applet (use Ejs tool – www.um.es/fem/EjsWiki/Main/Download) to suit their own classroom needs, under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Singapore License.
  6. The embedding codes can be copied too but that isn’t the strategic intent of sharing the source codes. The whole idea is to empower educators to make changes themselves, learn and improve the java applets (interactive learning environments etc.).

Thanks for sharing, Loo Kang.

~ Ivan (CC-SG community manager)