Standard Seven – use ethically

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Standard Seven

The visually literate student understands many of the ethical, legal, social, and economic issues surrounding the creation and use of images and visual media, and accesses and uses visual materials ethically.

Performance Indicators:

1.       The visually literate student understands many of the ethical, legal, social, and economic issues surrounding images and visual media.

Learning Outcomes:

    a.       Develops familiarity with intellectual property, copyright, and fair use as they apply to image content
    b.      Develops familiarity with how licenses prescribe appropriate image use
    c.       Recognizes own intellectual property rights as image creators
    d.      Identifies issues of privacy, ethics, and safety involved with using and sharing personally created images
    e.      Explores issues surrounding image censorship

2.       The visually literate student follows ethical and legal best practices when accessing, using, and creating images

Learning Outcomes:

    a.       Identifies institutional (e.g., museums, educational institutions) policies on access to image resources, and follows legal and ethical best practices
    b.      Tracks copyright and use restrictions when images are reproduced, altered, converted to different formats, or disseminated to new contexts
    c.       States rights and attribution information when disseminating personally created images

3.       The visually literate student acknowledges image creators and sources in projects and presentations.

Learning Outcomes:

    a.       Gives attribution to image creators and sources, and clearly posts credit statements
    b.      Cites images by selecting and consistently using an appropriate documentation style 
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