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New Distance Class: Quite the Production

notebook and headphones by Mark Hunter

Do you enjoy listening to podcasts on your morning commute? Learned a lot from screencasts and wished you could create one for your own website? And how about that library promotion video with the New Spice Guy? It’s easier than you might think to create basic podcasts, screencasts and videos* of your very own. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) is pleased to announce registration is now open for a new distance learning class,  Quite the Production: Getting Started with Podcasts, Screencasts & Video.

This free class will provide an introduction to using web-based multimedia broadcast channels for outreach and education. Participants will learn about the basic technology involved and how to develop good content along with tips on effective vocal delivery of your message. By the end of the course participants will develop, record, edit and upload a podcast, screencast, and/or video.

The class will be offered via Moodle, an online class system, between September 7 – October 3, 2010 and includes two Adobe Connect webcasts scheduled for September 14 and 21 at 1pm Pacific time. Upon completion of the course assignment and live participation or viewing recordings of the webcasts, 3 units of Medical Library Association CE credit will be granted. Your NN/LM PNR instructors are Alison Aldrich, Technology Outreach Coordinator, and Nikki Dettmar, Education & Assessment Coordinator and voice of the popular RML Rendezvous webcast series.

Class size is limited to 30 participants, so be sure to sign up for your place soon! Please indicate if you are most interested in learning more about podcasting, screencasting or videos in the registration form, http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/casting, and we look forward to welcoming you to class soon.

* Please note that New Spice Guy is not a basic video… we’ll go behind the scenes in class to show you why!

3 Responses to “New Distance Class: Quite the Production”

  1. Trish Parnell Says:

    We’d love to see what you’re doing and learn from you folks!

  2. Nikki Dettmar Says:

    We look forward to having you join us, Trish, thanks for signing up!

  3. Melissa Says:

    Interesting, I might sign up for this.