Presentation on theme: "Back on the Farm What's new with the Animated Tutorial Sharing Project (ANTS) Paul Betty – Regis University Cassandra Kvenild – University of Wyoming."— Presentation transcript:
Back on the Farm What's new with the Animated Tutorial Sharing Project (ANTS) Paul Betty – Regis University Cassandra Kvenild – University of Wyoming
What is the ANimated Tutorial Sharing Project (ANTS)? Inter-institutional collaborative project A repository of shared online video tutorials A community of practice Lightweight and distributed A librarians best friend! What is ANTS?
Goals of the ANTS project To create a critical mass of Open Source Tutorials for online resources used by libraries everywhere Rationalize Development of Learning Objects and thereby Eliminate Duplication of Effort across Institutions Make library related Learning Objects Ubiquitously available to online learners and thereby enhance librarians ability to reach out and educate online users where they are online. Provide developers with guidance and support so as to build up the number of potential contributors to the project. Develop sustainable practices that are flexible and independent of platform or specific technologies
How ANTS works DSPACE Submission Syndication Communication
Both sites offer RSS feeds and embedding code! Behind the scenes DSPACE ANTS team members transfer.swf files to Screencast.c om ANTS team members do conversion ANTS team members upload to hosting sites ANTS team members post to Facebook
Whats new with ANTS? … Project Wiki: discussion forums, production tips, best practices, inventory…
is ANTS primary broadcast channel now! More than 13 million hours of video uploaded videos during 2010 and 35 hours of video are uploaded every minute. The equivalent of 150,000+ full-length movies in theaters each week More video is uploaded to YouTube in 60 days than the 3 major US networks created in 60 years 70% of YouTube traffic comes from outside the US YouTube is localized in 25 countries across 43 languages YouTube's demographic is broad: years old YouTube reached over 700 billion playbacks in 2010 Youtube.com (2011). Statistics. Retrieved from on April 18, 2011.http://www.youtube.com/t/press_statistics on April 18 Whats new with ANTS? …
Screencasting production software has moved to the cloud!
Whats new with ANTS? … Principal Skinner : A half-ton of newspaper and all we get is 75 cents? That won't even cover the gas I used to go to the store to buy the twine to tie up the bundles. Hippie : It sounds like you're working for your car-r-r. Simplify-y, ma-an!
Why participate? Serve the Needs of Todays Library Users Address needs of individuals with different Learning Styles Increase the visibility of libraries Altruism: Help your Colleagues! Work receives Attribution – even when syndicated! (as per CC License) Open Source = greater impact (measurable via data at ANTS sites) Join a community of practice and learn Saves all of us time!
Sustainable practices ANTS aims to be a sustainable O pen E ducational R epository (OER) ModularAdaptableInteroperableDiscoverableAccessible Downes, Stephen Models for Sustainable Open Educational Resources. Interdisciplinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects. v 3, p. 41. Available Online: 044Downes.pdf Retrieved: December 2008.http://ijklo.org/Volume3/IJKLOv3p Downes.pdf
The future of ANTS Promoting the merits of collaborative library work Soliciting new team members for the farm Handheld and other mobile devices High Definition digital video on the Web and HTML5 Increased visibility on high traffic sites: YouTube, iTunes, Facebook, etc. Soliciting funding, sponsorship, and institutional support