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CIL2007: Podcasting with a Purpose – Possibilities for Library Instruction

Posted by comartslibrarian on April 17, 2007

Presented by Rachael Clemens, Distance Education Librarian at CSU-Fullerton

Study group – 43 graduate students in nursing program

Based on reported needs and survey of faculty, completed podcasts on using databases following these steps:

• Determine content
• Write script
• Create PPT slides
• Practice
• Record
• Edit, redo, edit more
• Post on website, add RSS, post to iTunes

Created podcasts as MP3 (audio only) and MP4 (audio + video).

Audacity – 5-star rating for creating audio-only tracks

QuickTime Pro ($30) – allows output as MP4 for audio-video tracks Camtasia, Captivate, and Wink can also do this.

May need to budget for iPods or other portable media players (audio+video) to promote this service and for staff training.

Also budgeted about 15.5 hours to create a 6-minute audio-only podcuast. Crafting content, writing script, making and editing recording are largest time components.

Evaluation tool was an in-class timed literature search:
• Database choices
• Search terms
• Identify appropriate published clinical trials
• Mechanics of obtaining full-text
• Citation format

F2F scores were slightly higher than online-only students and gave higher evaluations to their own perceived learning. Other survey results seemed disappointing as far as enthusiasm; still, 77 percent of online students indicated an interest in blogs, wikis, podcasting.

What would she do differently? Maybe make it more as an infomercial – more entertaining instead of lecture/documentary-style. Could involve more people as a cast, script-writing, etc. Note to self: Maybe the School of Communication students could help us with this?

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