Wednesday, April 25, 2007

ACRL Podcasting in Higher Education Webcast

On Wednesday, May 9th, I'm presenting a webcast for ACRL called "The Library Will Now Be Podcast: Podcasting In Higher Education and Implications for Libraries". Why yes, I was on a Gil Scott-Heron kick when I came up with the title. Here's the description:

Podcasting is an emerging technology that allows for the easy online distribution of media files. The use of podcasts for both personal broadcasting and as a media tool has grown greatly in the past couple of years. Many institutions of higher education are now utilizing this technology as a method of distributing promotional and educational content. This webcast explores the growing usage of podcasting in higher education and examines how academic libraries fit into the educasting environment. The session focuses attention on examples of podcasts as classroom and library instruction tools and examines how academic libraries can become more integrally involved in podcasting efforts on their campuses.
This Webcast will last approximately an hour and a half.

The registration fee is a fairly reasonable $50 for ACRL members. Please don't yell at me for doing something that isn't free.

If you are thinking about attending the webcast, please let me know what you would like to get out of it to take back to your library by Monday, April 30. You can leave a comment here or email me at dwfree{at}gmail{dot}com.

And really, even if you're not planning on attending (and that's OK), what would you want to learn in a session about instructional podcasting? Or podcasting in general. Are there issues that don't often get covered in these types of talks that you would like to learn more about? I'd like to hear from non-academic librarians on this too. Your feedback will help make my presentations a lot more useful!

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