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1 Ohio University Libraries Dynamic Instructional Content: Library 2.0 on a budget Chad F. Boeninger Computers in Libraries 2007

2 Ohio University Libraries What this presentation is not….. Podcasts Videos Screencasts Assessment

3 Ohio University Libraries What this presentation is about… Wikis Blogs Podcasts Screencasts Surveys Polls meebo Facebook del.icio.us YouTube Other tools

4 Ohio University Libraries Outline Definition of open source and free Pre-class preparation In class feedback Post-class assessment Additional Instruction On-site support Additional tools

5 Ohio University Libraries Open Source Software Open-source software is computer software whose source code is available under a license (or arrangement such as the public domain) that permits users to study, change, and improve the software, and to redistribute it in modified or unmodified form. It is often developed in a public, collaborative manner.

6 Ohio University Libraries Is Open Source Free? Open source software is as free as a free kitten. s-in-thirty-minutes/ s-in-thirty-minutes/

7 Ohio University Libraries Free Applications Applications or services that cannot be modified, as the source code is not available Often contain advertisements Often contain basic and premium accounts Example: Facebook, YouTube

8 Ohio University Libraries Where does learning occur? In a classroom In a dorm room In a group study room In a quiet study space At the reference desk In a virtual setting (Facebook, IM, etc) In a car On a train Walking to a destination In a coffee shop

9 Ohio University Libraries How are librarians teaching? One shot instruction sessions Often attempt to squeeze too many learning objectives into one session Sessions are often not at the time of need

10 Ohio University Libraries Where are librarians teaching?

11 Ohio University Libraries Pre-Class Preparation Everyone loves a good handout Did I bring enough? Is the information current? Will students lose/leave them? Alternatives to paper handouts Blogs Wikis

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15 Pre-class Preparation Blog posts can be post dated for repeat sessions Wikis and blogs are on the web, not on paper Both can be updated anytime, anywhere Both allow linking directly to resources Get students using your blog/wiki in class

16 Ohio University Libraries Pre-class Prep Tools Locally HostedHosting Service Blogs WordPress Wordpress.org WordPress WordPress.com Wikis MediaWiki MediaWiki.org (Wikipedia) Pbwiki Pbwiki.com (CiL Wiki)

17 Ohio University Libraries In Class Feedback Clicker systems Expensive Proprietary Often require Power Point Free alternatives Polls meebo me widget

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21 In Class Feedback Tools Meebo Meebo.com Polls WordPress (locally hosted version) WordPress.org Wp-Polls Plugin

22 Ohio University Libraries In Class Feedback can… Alleviate student boredom Allow students to have partial ownership of the class Help the instructor/librarian grow

23 Ohio University Libraries Post-class Assessment

24 Ohio University Libraries Post-class Assessment Tools phpESP Data lives on your server More functions for the price Lots of alternatives Survey Monkey Free version is limited

25 Ohio University Libraries Additional Instruction May be supplementary or complementary Podcasts Screencasts Video

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29 Ohio University Libraries Videos The Process Record video with Camcorder Capture screen video with CamStudio Edit with Windows Media Maker or iMovie Upload to YouTube

30 Ohio University Libraries Records screen movements to AVI format Also converts AVI to Flash (.swf) Linear recording process

31 Ohio University Libraries Audio and Video Can have a bit of a learning curve Initial experiences can be very time consuming End product is well worth the investment Adds a human element with voice and/or video

32 Ohio University Libraries Issues With Video Matching resolution sizes Multiple takes of the recording Write down your process Video vs. Screencast Depends on the content and the delivery mechanism Depends on hosting options Size of files (YouTube limits 100 MB/ 10 min.)

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34 After Class Support Typical follow-up support includes: Instant Messaging In-person consultations Social Software tools can help del.icio.us Facebook

35 Ohio University Libraries After Class Support Typical follow-up support includes: Instant Messaging In-person consultations Social Software tools can help del.icio.us Facebook

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39 Ohio University Libraries Other Tools Online FAQs Online Scheduler

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42 Ohio University Libraries Tying it all together

43 Ohio University Libraries Closing Thoughts Don’t be afraid to get under the hood Learn from failures and successes Try new things and get momentum to get buy-in Try looking at other tools with an eye for potential library use

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