YouTube and iTunes U for Beyond-Text Open Educational Resources


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    1. 1. YouTube and iTunes U for Beyond-Text OER SPIDER: Sharing Practice with iTunes U Digital Eduational Resources Terese Bird Learning Technologist and SCORE Fellow University of Leicester/Open University Openness & Learning Design OSTRICH seminar 26 October 2011
    2. 2. What’ll we talk about? <ul><li>Beyond text OER </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube and iTunes U </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of use </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Tips </li></ul>Photo courtesy of cowfish on Flickr
    3. 3. Beyond-Text OER <ul><li>Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Animations </li></ul><ul><li>Simulations </li></ul>Still from Demonstration of Practical Physics Experiments, University of Worcester on iTunes U
    4. 4. Why beyond-text? <ul><li>“ Engineers are very visually driven…so I need something for them to hang a concept off. So a lot of the OER I grab off the web is to allow me to explain things in a visual or in an interactive way so that they can interact with things.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Part of the reason I use the videos is that it saves me the time of creating them myself…” (Masterman et al, 2011, p.17) </li></ul><ul><li>If not their own subject </li></ul>
    5. 5. and iTunes U YouTube iTunes U Ease to publish Easy Not so easy Ease to grab Easy Easy Ease to adapt Not so easy Not so easy CC Catered but hidden Not explicit Formats Video (and audio) Audio, video, epub Academic quality Mixed Very Good Internet connection Required at the time Not required at the time Software Any browser Free iTunes software Time limit 10 – 15 minutes* None Restrictions Banned in China, others None Restrictions in UK Schools don’t like Some unis don’t like Mobile-ready Smartphones, tablets Mp3, smartphones, best with Apple products
    6. 6. Evidence Photo courtesy of cowfish on Flickr
    7. 8. Evidence – how used <ul><li>As is – no adaptation (so they are ‘open enough’) </li></ul><ul><li>To incorporate ideas into own teaching (Geng, 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>Reference, discussion </li></ul>
    8. 9. Comments on Creative Commons <ul><li>YouTube – they removed the CC search! </li></ul><ul><li>iTunesU – you need to get lucky! </li></ul><ul><li>If you create YouTube and iTunes U resources, embed your license! Make it obvious! </li></ul>
    9. 11. Tips: YouTube <ul><li>Retrieve a file from YouTube using Firefox Video DownloadHelper Addon </li></ul><ul><li>Must use Firefox for this to work </li></ul><ul><li>Please don’t be illegal. If it was posted illegally on YouTube, you should not download it. If in doubt, use the link directly to YouTube </li></ul>
    10. 12. Tips: iTunes U <ul><li>On a Mac or PC, retrieve an iTunes U file from your hard drive – iTunes Media folder </li></ul><ul><li>Can import iTunes U videos into iMovie to edit </li></ul><ul><li>To link to a file within iTunes, left-click and select Copy Link as below. When user clicks on link, iTunes will launch or they will be prompted to download iTunes </li></ul>
    11. 13. References <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>White, D., Wild, J., Masterman, L., Manton, M. (2011) JISC OER Impact Study: Research Report. Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>Geng, F., Marshall, C., Wilson, R. (2011) Listening for Impact: Final report. A JISC funded study by Oxford University Computing Services </li></ul>
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