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Selling Information Literacy to the
Google generation.
Paul Johnson
Subject and Learning Support Librarian,
Information Se...
Dr. InfoLit
…or How we learned to stop worrying
and love the Podcast.
Why IL and Podcasts?Why IL and Podcasts?
Because I was asked to...Because I was asked to...
But really because this was a ...
So how’s it going?So how’s it going?
> cough <> cough <
As British Rail once famously said…As British Rail once famously said…
we’re getting there!we’re gettin...
• Staffordshire University
Digital Video and Audio broadcasts
Planning, planning, planning…Planning, planning, planning…
• We think the most important aspect underpinningWe think the m...
Scope
• Stage 1 - will concentrate on setting up the procedures andStage 1 - will concentrate on setting up the procedures...
Success Criteria
• Working process for students and staff to create and uploadWorking process for students and staff to cr...
What we hope to do…
• Create online video and audio content to support
all aspects of learning at the University.
• Facili...
Innovate yet imitate…
Plenty of great examples out there…
• Cardiff Information Literacy Podcasts:
http://www.xpressradio....
Innovate yet imitate…
Plenty of great examples out there…
• Learning 2.0: 23 Things:
http://plcmcl2-things.blogspot.com
Your turn…
Think of several topics suitable for IL related
podcasts
Consider the pros and cons from the
perspective of an ...
Examples
• Curtin University Library (Au)
http://library.curtin.edu.au/research_and_information_skills
/online_tutorials/p...
References mentioned
• Lee Roberts, R (2007)
Podcasting for Information Literacy.
In: World Library and Information Congre...
References mentioned
• Atkinson, Jody and Berk, Jaya and Comerford,
Joanne and Olsen, Sonja (2006)
Innovation in a podshel...
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  1. 1. Selling Information Literacy to the Google generation. Paul Johnson Subject and Learning Support Librarian, Information Services, Staffordshire University Specifically…
  2. 2. Dr. InfoLit …or How we learned to stop worrying and love the Podcast.
  3. 3. Why IL and Podcasts?Why IL and Podcasts? Because I was asked to...Because I was asked to... But really because this was a chance to tie inBut really because this was a chance to tie in proposed developments (Podcasts/ Vidcasts/proposed developments (Podcasts/ Vidcasts/ screen capture) to a robust methodology forscreen capture) to a robust methodology for supporting learning (IL).supporting learning (IL).
  4. 4. So how’s it going?So how’s it going?
  5. 5. > cough <> cough < As British Rail once famously said…As British Rail once famously said… we’re getting there!we’re getting there! ……slowly.slowly.
  6. 6. • Staffordshire University Digital Video and Audio broadcasts
  7. 7. Planning, planning, planning…Planning, planning, planning… • We think the most important aspect underpinningWe think the most important aspect underpinning this exercise is the planning!this exercise is the planning! • We followed project guidelines of producingWe followed project guidelines of producing Terms of Reference and a Plan of Approach.Terms of Reference and a Plan of Approach. bureaucratic…bureaucratic… but useful!but useful!
  8. 8. Scope • Stage 1 - will concentrate on setting up the procedures andStage 1 - will concentrate on setting up the procedures and technical infrastructure needed to create basic proof oftechnical infrastructure needed to create basic proof of concept examples for audio and video, before moving on toconcept examples for audio and video, before moving on to look at enhanced production quality, including editinglook at enhanced production quality, including editing solutions.solutions. • Stage 2 - will concentrate on upload and deliveryStage 2 - will concentrate on upload and delivery mechanisms.mechanisms. • Stage 3 - will look at content scope and seek pilot projectsStage 3 - will look at content scope and seek pilot projects • Stage 4 - will look at creating screen capture tutorials,Stage 4 - will look at creating screen capture tutorials, other related online digital content and combining themother related online digital content and combining them together to produce full online tutorials and presentations.together to produce full online tutorials and presentations.
  9. 9. Success Criteria • Working process for students and staff to create and uploadWorking process for students and staff to create and upload podcasts and vodcasts onto Staffordshire University serverspodcasts and vodcasts onto Staffordshire University servers and external providers. By definition a working processand external providers. By definition a working process includes ensuring suitable hardware for loan, softwareincludes ensuring suitable hardware for loan, software availability (possibly freeware) and full support.availability (possibly freeware) and full support. • Delivery of content via Staffordshire University website andDelivery of content via Staffordshire University website and by external providers (e.g. iTunes, and blip.tv etc.)by external providers (e.g. iTunes, and blip.tv etc.) • Pilot content up and running.Pilot content up and running.
  10. 10. What we hope to do… • Create online video and audio content to support all aspects of learning at the University. • Facilitate students and staff to record, edit and upload their own content (portable, automated, easy to use).
  11. 11. Innovate yet imitate… Plenty of great examples out there… • Cardiff Information Literacy Podcasts: http://www.xpressradio.co.uk/shows/student- • MIT TechTV http://techtv.mit.edu/
  12. 12. Innovate yet imitate… Plenty of great examples out there… • Learning 2.0: 23 Things: http://plcmcl2-things.blogspot.com
  13. 13. Your turn… Think of several topics suitable for IL related podcasts Consider the pros and cons from the perspective of an enthusiastic user and that of a hesitant user Lastly, list any ideas that might encourage take up and/or help engage the students. all ideas expressed are copyright free and liable to be nicked!
  14. 14. Examples • Curtin University Library (Au) http://library.curtin.edu.au/research_and_information_skills /online_tutorials/podcasts/introductory.html • Libworm (RSS search engine – includes Podcasts) http://www.libworm.com/rss/librariancategories.php
  15. 15. References mentioned • Lee Roberts, R (2007) Podcasting for Information Literacy. In: World Library and Information Congress: 73rd IFLA General Conference and Council “Libraries for the Future: Progress, Development and Partnerships”, Durban, South Africa August 19- 23, 2007 [online] available from: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla73/papers/133- LeeRoberts-en.pdf [accessed 12th April 2008]
  16. 16. References mentioned • Atkinson, Jody and Berk, Jaya and Comerford, Joanne and Olsen, Sonja (2006) Innovation in a podshell: bringing information literacy into the world of podcasting. In CLICK06: ALIA 2006 Biennial Conference, Perth, Western Australia, September 19-22, 2006.[online] available from: http://espace.lis.curtin.edu.au/archive/00002280/ 01/Berk-Click06.pdf [accessed 12th April 2008]
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