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Web 2.0 in Information Literacy in FE

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Use of Web 2.0, particularly videosharing, in teaching information literacy in FE

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Web 2.0 in Information Literacy in FE

  1. 1. PLANNING & STANDARDS Inspiring Learning CYNLLUNIO A SAFONAU Using Web 2.0 in Information Literacy in FE Dr Andrew Eynon, Coleg Llandrillo Cymru [email_address]
  2. 2. PLANNING & STANDARDS Inspiring Learning CYNLLUNIO A SAFONAU Information Literacy in FE <ul><li>Raising awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Finding sources of information </li></ul><ul><li>Access arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>Searching a catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Finding your way around the library </li></ul>
  3. 3. PLANNING & STANDARDS Inspiring Learning CYNLLUNIO A SAFONAU Why use videos/screencasts in information literacy? <ul><ul><li>Part-time learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distance learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library staffing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing 24/7 support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing web based support </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. PLANNING & STANDARDS Inspiring Learning CYNLLUNIO A SAFONAU Induction videos <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Increase capacity to deliver </li></ul><ul><li>Widens access </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment/cost </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise </li></ul>
  5. 5. PLANNING & STANDARDS Inspiring Learning CYNLLUNIO A SAFONAU Information literacy videos freely available on YouTube <ul><ul><li>Commoncraft - wide range of user friendly videos on Web 2.0 (also available as commercial versions) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eg Web search strategies in Plain English http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=CWHPf00Jkqg </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Randy the Weasel – series of library staff training and information literacy videos using puppets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eg Boolean logic and database searching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=enPSOq1_QmY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bob Baker – ‘talking head’ series of information literacy videos suitable for use in FE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eg Plagiarism and citation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=gbAcQcDTxdo </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. PLANNING & STANDARDS Inspiring Learning CYNLLUNIO A SAFONAU Screencasts http://andrewey.wordpress.com/2008/08/14/using-screencasts-in-information-literacy/ <ul><li>Uses screen shots or screen capture software </li></ul><ul><li>Does not necessarily require any ‘videoing’ </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible – visual and audible </li></ul><ul><li>Can add captions or text boxes </li></ul><ul><li>Does not necessitate the purchase of expensive equipment or software </li></ul>
  7. 7. PLANNING & STANDARDS Inspiring Learning CYNLLUNIO A SAFONAU Microsoft Moviemaker <ul><li>Free – bundled with Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Can add a separate audio track </li></ul><ul><li>Can add captions or inter-titles </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to create bilingual resources </li></ul><ul><li>Uses screenshots </li></ul>
  8. 8. PLANNING & STANDARDS Inspiring Learning CYNLLUNIO A SAFONAU CamStudio <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Uses screencapture </li></ul><ul><li>Can only add an audio track when doing the initial recording </li></ul><ul><li>No editing facility </li></ul>
  9. 9. PLANNING & STANDARDS Inspiring Learning CYNLLUNIO A SAFONAU Macromedia Captivate <ul><li>Not free </li></ul><ul><li>Very versatile </li></ul><ul><li>Not as easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Uses screencapture </li></ul><ul><li>Can add an audio track </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically generates text instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Can also add your own text instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Full editing available </li></ul>
  10. 10. PLANNING & STANDARDS Inspiring Learning CYNLLUNIO A SAFONAU Lessons learnt <ul><li>Storyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Audition staff for voiceovers </li></ul><ul><li>File formats </li></ul><ul><li>Video quality </li></ul><ul><li>Staff need to familiarise themselves with the software </li></ul><ul><li>Scope to share video resources eg VLE, YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Scope to collaborate on producing video resources eg </li></ul>
  11. 11. PLANNING & STANDARDS Inspiring Learning CYNLLUNIO A SAFONAU Web resources <ul><li>A quick guide to screencasting for libraries </li></ul><ul><li>http://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian/2008/a-quick-guide-to-screencasting-for-libraries/ </li></ul><ul><li>12 Screencasting tools for creating video tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>http://mashable.com/2008/02/21/screencasting-video-tutorials/ </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of using CamStudio to create tutorials for the iBistro librray system </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cclc.vic.gov.au/find/catalogue.html </li></ul><ul><li>Animated Tutorial Sharing program – project on the collaborative production of information literacy videos in North American universities </li></ul><ul><li>http://ants.wetpaint.com/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. PLANNING & STANDARDS Inspiring Learning CYNLLUNIO A SAFONAU Any Questions?

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