Creative Commons Licenses Infographic

Creative Commons Licenses Infographic

“Creative Commons Licenses Infographic” by ricardo56 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0



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This graphic presents the six creative commons licenses with the five actions rated by the different extent of flexibility marked with different colours. From a personal perspective, when I was learning about the definition of creative commons licenses, I felt overwhelmed with too many texts to read and too much information to digest.

Reflecting on my previous learning experience, I thought I was a visual learner because I learned best when reading visual materials. However, in this week’s reading, Medina (2008, as cited in Dunlap, 2016) stated that vision might be the best tool human have for learning and that the power of vision would make people like me thinking they are visual learners. No matter what is more likely to be accurate, this kind of graphics would help me understand the context.


Based on this week’s readings, several pieces of evidence prove that this graphic support learning:

  • Mnemonic Visual Function

It outlines all the key elements of the learning content. Students can recall the information by reviewing the graphic.

  • Organizational Visual Function

It lists two elements–CC licenses and potential actions–and their relationships in a table format.

  • Attention Directed to Essential Information

It attracts learner attention to the CC licenses and their function, which are the most important information in the lesson.

  • Multiple Learning Pathways are Included

Learners can choose to observe the actions section or the CC licenses section and link them together with the flexibility section at the very bottom.

  • Contribution to Conveyance

The three elements are overlapped with each one and firmly connected. There are no visual objects that are created just for decoration.



Clark, R. C. & Lyons, C. (2010). Three views of instructional visuals. In R. Taff (Ed.), Graphics for learning: Proven guidelines for planning, designing and evaluating visuals in training materials (2nd ed., pp. 15–28).

Dunlap, J. C. & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016, September 8). Getting graphic about infographics: Design lessons learned from popular infographics. Journal of Visual Literacy, 35(1), 42–59.