Proposed Session Title

Practical and Entertaining Alternatives to Screen Casting for Online Video Tutorials

Description

Coastal Carolina University s First-Year Experience is required by all incoming students. The program has clearly defined goals and objectives, some of which are directly related to information literacy. As the university faced unprecedented growth, it became impossible for librarians to provide face-to-face instruction for 80+ FYE classes. In collaboration with the program director, we designed, developed, and implemented video tutorials that would provide these basic skills without the need for a librarian to be present. The tutorials were built around learning objectives, included assessment measures, and addressed ACRL's Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. After watching a number of other institutions online tutorials, we decided that our videos needed to be short, focused on a single concept, grounded in best practices, and take a humorous approach to each concept. We also made a commitment to create these videos without screen capture software to see if this could indeed be done. The videos needed to be cheap to produce and in a file format that could be embedded into Blackboard. We created five videos as a pilot project, and implemented them in the 2010 fall semester. We instituted assessment measures for educational content as well as entertainment value. In this lively session, we will relate our methodology for creating entertaining and pedagogically sound online video tutorials without the use of screen capture software. We will also share best practices gleaned from the project, and close with a discussion.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

  • Joshua Vossler is the Information Literacy / Reference Librarian at Coastal Carolina Unversity's Kimbel Library;
  • John Watts is the Outreach / Reference Librarian at Coastal Carolina Unversity's Kimbel Library;

  • Timothy Hodge was a Student Assistant at Coastal Carolina Unversity's Kimbel Library and was the Videographer for the project.

Start Date

17-3-2011 1:15 PM

End Date

17-3-2011 2:15 PM

Technical Expertise

basic

 
Mar 17th, 1:15 PM Mar 17th, 2:15 PM

Practical and Entertaining Alternatives to Screen Casting for Online Video Tutorials

Coastal Carolina University s First-Year Experience is required by all incoming students. The program has clearly defined goals and objectives, some of which are directly related to information literacy. As the university faced unprecedented growth, it became impossible for librarians to provide face-to-face instruction for 80+ FYE classes. In collaboration with the program director, we designed, developed, and implemented video tutorials that would provide these basic skills without the need for a librarian to be present. The tutorials were built around learning objectives, included assessment measures, and addressed ACRL's Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. After watching a number of other institutions online tutorials, we decided that our videos needed to be short, focused on a single concept, grounded in best practices, and take a humorous approach to each concept. We also made a commitment to create these videos without screen capture software to see if this could indeed be done. The videos needed to be cheap to produce and in a file format that could be embedded into Blackboard. We created five videos as a pilot project, and implemented them in the 2010 fall semester. We instituted assessment measures for educational content as well as entertainment value. In this lively session, we will relate our methodology for creating entertaining and pedagogically sound online video tutorials without the use of screen capture software. We will also share best practices gleaned from the project, and close with a discussion.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

  • Joshua Vossler is the Information Literacy / Reference Librarian at Coastal Carolina Unversity's Kimbel Library;
  • John Watts is the Outreach / Reference Librarian at Coastal Carolina Unversity's Kimbel Library;

  • Timothy Hodge was a Student Assistant at Coastal Carolina Unversity's Kimbel Library and was the Videographer for the project.