In the next two days, I’ll be giving a series of talks as part of this workshop in Seattle. Here are the supporting materials for one of them – a short technology demonstration about our Flip video project…
For an example of how we used the Flip video camera we bought — we didn’t use it to demonstrate research processes or to show things in the library. Or, I should say, we did do some of those things but not in the project I am describing.
But we did use the videos in tutorials. Basically, my colleague Hannah and I had to do some work revising a set of tutorials. And as is the case with all tutorials, we had these context-setting pieces that had to go in, pieces where the tutorial explains why the student should take an interest in the process or tool the tutorial will teach them to use. We didn’t want to write up a set of “here’s why you should care” pages to include in the tutorial, but we weren’t sure where to go from there.
And then one of us – I don’t remember who – had the idea to ask our OSU students to talk about research, with the hope that we could then pull out “clips” that would illustrate what it was we were going to talk about.
It turned out to be a fantastic project – so much fun to work on. We worked with our office of Student Leadership and Involvement to identify students who were here in the summer and willing to participate. Then we did a quick 15-30 minute interview with each one. We recorded the whole thing with a Flip camera, and then used iMovie to pull out useful clips. The clips are stored on YouTube, so all of our librarians can use them in tutorials, course pages and elsewhere.
This one is one of my favorites – Emmanuel on how librarians are helpful!
See the videos in action
OSU Libraries YouTube channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/osulibraries
OSU Libraries tutorials pages. http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/tutorials/ (look at the tutorials for Written English courses)
Our Campus Partners
Student Leadership and Involvement, OSU
Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU).
International Students of Oregon State University (ISOSU)
Model Release Forms (ours were adapted from these at the OSU Extension Office). http://extension.oregonstate.edu/eesc/how-to/permission-people-pictures-model-release
Using the Flip Camera
EDUCAUSE: 7 Things You Should Know About Flip Cameras
Flip Video Camera User Guide (New Mexico State University)
How to Use a Flip Video Camera