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  1. Sharing your research in the Web 2.0 world Terese Bird Learning Technologist and SCORE Research Fellow Institute of Learning Innovation Graduate School Networked Researcher 27 Feb 2013
  2. What will we talk about? • Comparing the formats • Downloadable • Text • Sound • Video • Interactive
  3. What are you hoping to learn today? Photo by shaun wong on Flickr
  4. What format for content? • It’s usually faster to read than to listen or watch • A picture paints a thousand words • Photos can mislead • More is communicated by voice than just the words • Video: some things must be shown • Interactivity encourages exploration
  5. Mobile is important • In mid-2012, 51% of UK citizens owned a smartphone (The Paypers, 2012) • 14% of adults in Europe owned tablet in 2012 (Lomas, 2013) • 30% of UoL Medical School 1st years own an iPad Photo by mike cogh on Flickr
  6. What format for content? Medium Positives Negatives Text •Speed •Flat •Pre-existing material •Does not communicate emotion Image •Much communicated in •Can be misleading a single simple package without context Sound •More communicated by •Not seen as flashy as voice than just words video? •Convenient for multitasking •Smaller file than video Video •Most info •Bulky and padded communicated •Demands attention •Great for demonstrating skills
  7. Tbird Top Tips – Overall view • When I designed for Apple devices, things worked nicely on Android as well • Dropbox is from heaven • iTunes can be fiddly • For downloadable items, consider a Creative Commons license
  8. Text – ebooks! • iBooks Author – simple easy, produces .ibook format • Free with latest Mac OS • Print to PDF – it’s beautiful • If you don’t wish to stop there… • Can take it into Adobe Acrobat Distiller and save as Word
  9. Take advantage of iBooks Author
  10. Take advantage of iBooks Author • Free with latest Mac OS • Saves as pdf and text
  11. Now make an epub • Copy and paste the text into Pages. • Add photos. • Add video if you’re sure the devices can handle it – iOS: iBooks – Android: Kobo, Ibis Reader • Let it flow! • Tips: Only inline. No floating objects.
  12. Calibre • Take a Word doc • Save as html • Import into Calibre • Save as epub or mobi • Pdf to epub doesn’t really work • Also try
  13. Picture books! • Just use simple pdf!!! • Brilliant results! • I tried everything else • Maps, drawings
  14. Handy guide to ebooks File format What device positives negatives pdf Everything Runs on Does not flow, everything does not take advantage of the device’s power epub Everything but Flows, takes Kindle advantage of the devices’s power Open source, somewhat futureproof mobi Kindle Kindle is big Kindle only .ibooks Apple iBooks only Beautiful & easy Apple iBooks only iPad is market leader
  15. Share your stories!
  16. Sound • Why sound? – Copyright is easier – recorded lectures – File size is smaller – Listeners can do something else at the same time – No bad hair days – staff like it! – Voice communicates more than the printed word – Excellent, easy way to close distance
  17. How? • Audacity • Garageband • Window Sound Recorder • But please save as mp3 (wma and wav are dead) • And apps!!!...
  18. Audioboo • Like YouTube for sound • Record in browser • Attract comments in browser • Or simply upload • RSS out, iTunes out  it’s like magic • Can send these to Apple if you like • 5-minute sound limit
  19. Soundcloud • A bit more socially aware • The app lets you record so good for students to record their own stuff and post up • Very intuitive • Longer sound limit
  20. Sound threaded discussions • Wimba Voiceboard • Voice Thread • Voxopop
  21. Examples of use • Audio feedback – increased marks & retention • Voice discussions • Audioboo – Field use – listen to teacher’s description of a flower, student audio-records her own comments and findings • Student can record, using Audioboo for iPhone (don’t use iPad app yet)
  22. Sound on iTunes U • Easy to get going • Oxford example
  23. Share your stories!
  24. Video • How many of you have made a YouTube video?
  25. YouTube facts • 10 minute limit • Great to embed into LMS • Comments are a mixed blessing • Good statistics • Use branding • Not too easy to download the video • Good way to convert files to mp4
  26. Vimeo • Longer video than YouTube • Much less junk • Pretty much just as easy to do • Downloadable
  27. How to embed a Vimeo or YouTube video into your website • This video on ScreenR will show you:
  28. ScreenR
  29. Recorded lectures • Record the face or just the slides? • Streaming or download? • Automatic enterprise, or one-by-one? • Huge server space required, very expensive • Screen capture software: QuickTime, Camtasia, iShowU
  30. Editing movies – keep it simple • iMovie – free with Mac – saves as .mov, .mp4 • Windows MovieMaker – but doesn’t save as mp4 • Only go to Final Cut Express if you have to! – Bleeped out sounds – Fuzzed out faces – A cut-out logo floating over the image
  31. Share your stories! Shall we try it?
  32. Easy interactive • Clever Powerpoint, save as pdf • Prezi
  33. Get some helpsheets! •
  34. Thank you!!! • Lomas, N. (2013). Forrester: Tablet Ownership In Europe To Rise 4x In 5 Years — 55% Of Region’s Online Adults Will Own One By 2017, Up From 14% In 2012 | TechCrunch. TechCrunch Website. Retrieved February 27, 2013, from years-55-of-regions-online-adults-will-own-one-by-2017-up-from-14-in-2012/ • ThePaypers. (2012). The Paypers. Insights in payments. Retrieved January 3, 2013, from 51-students-lead-the-way/747745-16