Tech Training Made Simple With Online Videos


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In this free webinar, Stephanie Gerding from TechSoup will interview Lee LeFever, from Common Craft to learn more about their videos and how they are created. We will also hear how Mary Beth Faccioli from the Colorado State Library and Carolyn Blatchley from Cumberland County Library System in Pennsylvania are using these videos to support the needs of their community.

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  • Will explain what these “23 Things” sites are about, crediting PLCMC
  • I was asked to present a one-hour training session to people with little to no experience with Web 2.0 applications – specifically RSS Feeds, blogs, wikis, social networking sites, photo sharing sites and social bookmarking. They wanted to learn what each one was, where they could get started using selected tools, and examples of these tools being used effectively by libraries.
  • For each concept, I started by briefly defining the Web 2.0 concept or application, then calling upon Lee LeFever as my co-presenter, who could expertly and concisely explain it.
  • When the video was over, the remainder of that slide provided some of the most ubiquitous sites to get started with that application.
  • Next, I reiterated some of the points made in the CommonCraft video, and expanded into practical applications for libraries to pique their curiosity.
  • Finally, I ended wrapped up each concept with a couple of real world examples where the Web 2.0 application was being used in libraries. Each time I made the presentation, I tailored the sites to either the geographic or topical interest area of the audience. The handout for this presentation was brief. For each Web 2.0 application I provided the name of the application and select URLs to sites where they could get started using each application. I also provided a link to a wiki where this information was available in a “click-through” format, which included the URLs to examples of the application being used in libraries.
  • Tech Training Made Simple With Online Videos

    1. 1. Tech Training Made Simple with Online Videos November 18, 2009 Audio is only available by calling this number: Conference Call: 866-740-1260; Access Code: 6339392 Sponsored by
    2. 2. Using ReadyTalk <ul><li>Chat & raise hand </li></ul><ul><li>Mute = *6, Unmute = *7 </li></ul><ul><li>If you lose your internet connection, reconnect using the link emailed to you. </li></ul><ul><li>If you lose your phone connection, re-dial the phone number and re-join. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadyTalk support: 800-843-9166 </li></ul>
    3. 3. You are being recorded… <ul><li>This seminar will be available on the TechSoup website along with past webinar presentations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You will receive a link to this presentation, material and links. </li></ul><ul><li>After the webinar, you can ask follow-up questions in the Tech Planning Forum: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Tech Training Made Simple with Online Videos Stephanie Gerding, Lee LeFever, Mary Beth Faccioli, Carolyn Blatchley Sponsored by
    5. 5. Today’s Speakers Stephanie Gerding TechSoup Lee LeFever Common Craft Mary Beth Faccioli Colorado State Library Carolyn Blatchley Cumberland County Library System, PA Answering Chat Questions Kami Griffiths & Megan Keane, TechSoup
    6. 6. Lee LeFever Common Craft
    7. 7. Common Craft Summary In Plain English 3 Minute Videos
    8. 8. The Story <ul><li>Founded 2003 – Online Community Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Problem: Clients Missing Social Web Basics </li></ul><ul><li>Solution: Blog Posts (RSS, Wikis, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>2007: First video “RSS in Plain English” </li></ul><ul><li>26 videos, 15 million views </li></ul>
    9. 9. The Story Custom Videos vs. Educational videos Licensing for professional use Goal: Big collection of content for licensing
    10. 10. Licenses One Person’s Use Organizational Use Public Website Use
    11. 11. Video Subjects
    12. 12. Free? <ul><li>Free to Watch </li></ul><ul><li>Free to Link-to </li></ul><ul><li>Non-commercial Use </li></ul><ul><li>Library Use OK </li></ul><ul><li>Licensed Versions – No watermarks </li></ul>
    13. 13. Discount Code sd1920 <ul><li>20% off any purchase </li></ul><ul><li>For Educators/Libraries/Non-profits </li></ul><ul><li>Use in Shopping Cart </li></ul>
    14. 14. Process - Script
    15. 15. Process – Thumbnail Storyboard
    16. 16. Process – Artwork on Tablet
    17. 17. Process – Paper Cut-outs
    18. 18. Process – Paper Materials
    19. 19. Process - Whiteboard
    20. 20. Shooting
    21. 21. Recording Voice
    22. 22. Editing the Video 1. Edit Voice – Apple Garageband 2. Rough Cut of Video – Final Cut Express 3. Edit Video to Match Audio – Final Cut
    23. 23.
    24. 24. Mary Beth Faccioli Colorado State Library
    25. 25. “23 Things” – Colorado’s version <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>blogs, Twitter, IM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>wikis, Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visual Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr, YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal Learning Environments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS/Google Reader, iGoogle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And more </li></ul>
    26. 28. Adding multimedia
    27. 29. Carolyn Blatchley Cumberland County Library System
    28. 30. CCLS Training Example: <ul><li>One hour overview of six Web 2.0 tools and their applications in libraries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networking Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo Sharing Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking Sites </li></ul></ul>
    29. 31. RSS – really simple syndication Introduce concept through video
    30. 32. RSS – really simple syndication <ul><li>Use to “feed” information to you where you want it </li></ul><ul><li>Free RSS Feed Readers: </li></ul> <ul><li>Subscribe to blogs, wikis, websites… </li></ul><ul><li>Get the latest issues of magazines and journals sent to you from EBSCO! </li></ul>Summarize points; provide links
    31. 33. Provide detail relevant to audience <ul><li>Feeds typically linked to with an orange XML or RSS icon. </li></ul><ul><li>To subscribe: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy and Paste link (right click + copy) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some readers allow you to right-click and select subscribe </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From your website, Blog or Content Management System push: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A calendar of events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Latest news items or newsletter articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current job openings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New book acquisitions and book reviews </li></ul></ul>RSS Feed Readers
    32. 34. Showcase real world examples RSS Feed Readers
    33. 35. Other Examples
    34. 38. Making your own video? <ul><li>Post-production is very time consuming </li></ul><ul><li>Video takes up a LOT of storage space </li></ul><ul><li>Good audio can be challenging </li></ul>
    35. 39. Training Best Practices
    36. 40. Training Best Practices <ul><li>Defined Competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Scaffolding – start where the learner is </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiated Instruction – diversity! </li></ul><ul><li>Project-Based Learning </li></ul>
    37. 41. Online Resources for Training Videos <ul><li>BNET Video : Online videos </li></ul><ul><li>Hewlett Packard Learning Center : Free, online classes, available 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Nortel LearniT : Connecting business, industry, governmental agencies and other organizations to use the power of technology </li></ul><ul><li>College of DuPage Press : Electronic and print resources by and for educators </li></ul><ul><li>SchoolTube : Free, &quot;safe&quot; media sharing site - many of the videos are created by students </li></ul><ul><li>MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching : All kinds of online learning material - library content includes a lot material related to information literacy, database searching etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Jane's E-learning Pick of the Day : An online learning consultant reviews tools for creating and delivering elearning - one per day. </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare : Streaming presentations, some with audio, on all kinds of topics, including technology and education </li></ul>
    38. 42. Questions? Submit your questions using the chat box.
    39. 43. Recorded TechSoup Webinars <ul><li>Storytelling & Social Media: Video Creation </li></ul><ul><li>How to Create a Digital Story </li></ul><ul><li>Storytelling & Social Media: Creating Social Buzz </li></ul><ul><li>Producing Webinars for Nonprofits & Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Step-by-Step to Conducting a Webinar </li></ul><ul><li>Storytelling & Social Media: Podcasting </li></ul>
    40. 44. Continue the Discussion… <ul><li>Additional questions can be answered by posting in the Tech Planning Forum: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    41. 45. Get the Most Out of TechSoup <ul><li>At TechSoup, you’ll find a range of technology services to help your nonprofit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read helpful articles in our Learning Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Request donated software , hardware, and online services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join our community forums to learn from your colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse upcoming events and conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit the TechSoup for Libraries website and download a free MaintainIT Cookbook </li></ul></ul>
    42. 46. Thank you to our Webinar Sponsor! ReadyTalk offers dedicated product demos for TechSoup organizations 4 times per week: Monday   1:00 pm Mountain Standard Time (MST) Wednesday   9:00 am MST Thursday   1:00 pm MST Friday   9:00 am MST For more information:
    43. 47. Thank you! Please complete the post event survey! Kami Griffiths,, 415-633-9392