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Experiences of Using Podcasts, Blogs And Web 2.0

For Education And Professional Development

Twenty
-
Fifth Annual International

Nursing Computer / Technology Conference



Margaret Hansen


Associate Professor, The University of San Francisco, USA




W. Scott Erdley

Clinical Associate Professor, University at Buffalo, NY, USA




Peter J. Murray


Founding Fellow and Director, CHIRAD, UK



Collaborating on blogs, podcasts,

vodcasts and other projects


www.hi
-
blogs.info


http://differance
-
engine.net/rutgers2007/



http://differance
-
engine.net/SINI2007blog/


O’Reilly


2004


Second

generation of the
Web


Web 2.0 doesn't have a


hard
boundary
,


but rather, a
gravitational
core

Collaboration


Interaction

customization

Openness

is the
core

paradigm


of content, tools and services in
Web 2.0

digital environments

From: http://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/2005/10/the_best_thing_.html

The best thing about Web 2.0


is that…







nobody knows


what the hell it really means.







Even the ones who coined the term are still


struggling to find a compact definition.


And this is the true beauty and power of Web 2.0



-

it makes people think.

Web 2.0 websites are different from those of early
web development, retroactively labeled Web 1.0.


They are designed to deliver interactive, versus
static, applications to end
-
users. Their content is
characterised by open communication, decentralised
authority, and freedom to share and re
-
use materials
across a more dynamic, interlinked and interactive
World Wide Web.


They are often referred to as 'read/write web'
applications.


Ajax


Ajax = Asynchronous JavaScript and XML


Not a single technology


rather a group of technologies
working together


Truly interactive 2.0 applications


Uses

XHTML and CSS for markup applications

JavaScript or Jscript to interact with display

XHR (xmlhttprequest) as API



Blogs (web logs), podcasts, and wikis constitute a
sub
-
set of what are commonly described as Web
2.0 or social networking tools.


They increasingly provide international online
communication and collaboration among nurses
and health informaticians.


Many applications are available as libre/free and
open source software and will run on all operating
systems


eg GNU/Linux, Mac OS ...


(and Windoze if you must).

Blogs


some basics


A blog (or weblog) is a website in which messages are posted

and displayed with the newest at the top ... blogs often focus on

a particular subject ... Some blogs function as online diaries.

A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs,

web pages, and other media related to its topic.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog




Blogs


structure


A blog is usually edited, organised and published using a

Content Management System (CMS) ... many of are built with

Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP (LAMP) architecture.



Blogger (www.blogger.com)
-

owned by Google


WordPress (www.wordpress.com)
-

FLOSS


Serendipity (s9y.org )
-

FLOSS



Blogs


structure


And then it starts to get interesting ;
-
))


Other embellishments we have used:

-

automatic podcasts with text
-
to
-
speech software


eg Talkr, feed2podcast

-

RSS feeds


Feedburner, etc.

-

tags

Technorati, etc

-

added swickis and other things

-

new for 2007
-

accessible on a mobile phone


Conferences provide an opportunity for both

formal and informal professional development,

social networking, and collaborative knowledge

development.




Web 2.0 tools, many of which are also often

described as social networking software, afford

connection and collaboration among individuals

who wish to affiliate with one another.



Why do we want to provide blogs for

virtual conference participation?



-

not everyone can get to conferences


-

what goes on at such events may not be shared

with others


-

so much good learning may be 'lost' to most

colleagues


or those most in need of it





Why do we want to provide blogs for

virtual conference participation?



-

to provide virtual interaction for those unable to attend


-

to promote the event


-

to play with (explore) the technology


-

to explore/research a collaborative model of blogging





Blogs for virtual conference participation



What we hoped for:


-

lots of people wanting to post items


-

lots of comments


-

lots of readers


-

demonstration of the collaborative model working.



Blogs for virtual conference participation



What we found:


-

many promised but few delivered


-

the principal providers were the main bloggers


-

levels of use were lower than hoped


-

reminders to people help in readership levels


-

interaction is lower than hoped for

Blogs, interaction and participation



some evaluation data


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Generally felt to be a useful adjunct to events

-

Most felt was easy to use

-

Should be available post
-
event (archive)



'...
personal ancedotes give a sense of voyeurism.

..being there without actually being physically there.'


'I like the first person 'conversation' style
-

as though

speaking directly to me. Informal, easy to follow and

relate to. If I disagreed or had comments, I knew I

could add the blog to benefit other readers.'


Blogs, interaction and participation



some lessons learned



Must be as easy as possible to access and participate

-

eg wireless


or people won't post during the event



Reminders boost readership



RSS feeds to email/browser




Blogs, interaction and participation



is it worth the effort?
-

where next?



We currently do new clean install for each blog

-

to try out new tools


but labour
-
intensive


May look at one site for multiple events


but possible

confusion here


We believe it is worth it, and valuable to those who do

use it

-

but need to boost both readership and interaction




Further information and contact





www.hi
-
blogs.info



peterjmurray@gmail.com

Podcasting

Giving education a voice….


Margaret Hansen

Podcasting


A portmanteau of “broadcasting” and “iPod”


Audio event, conversation, lecture, song,
speech, group presentation



Uses RSS 2.0 Enclosures + Podcasting
software (e.g., MixCraft) to let users subscribe
to audio content and have it automatically
sync to the desired MP3 device


“Push” not “Pull” technology


P
ortable
O
n
D
emand
-
casting


Tivo for your iPod (radio delivered via blogs)

Brief History


Termed by Dannie J. Gregoire


A shared vision from Adam Curry and Dave Winer
(blog fathers)


A. Curry wrote iPodder Apple Script 2004


Cross platform iPodder application released 2004


http://www.ippodder.org


Over 10,000 podcasts online toda
y

Image credit: University of Missouri School of Journalism

Listen


You can listen to podcasts on:


Macintosh laptops and desktops


Windows or Linux laptops and desktops


Any other MP3 players


PDAs


MP3
-
enabled mobile/cell phones

Podcasting


Strengths


Instructor’s desire to assist students’ meta
-
cognitive skills


Keep up with the reality of the students’ lives and use of media (Net
Gen)


Academic podcasts easy to use: faculty and students


Easy to access via iTunes or desktop


Now iTunes University via USF Connect


Students report being more engaged in lecture


Learning

“Podcasting can really enrich the educational
experience and can be a tremendous help to non
-
traditional learners...People learn differently. Some
are auditory learners, where listening to a lecture is
great, but looking at a page full of notes is a
nightmare. Students with learning disabilities or
ADHD might learn better through repetition, and
with podcasting, they could replay lectures to their
heart’s content...”




-
Meredith Farkas, Librarian, Norwich University


http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/index.php/index.php?p=186


Learning



“…why not share a single

high quality set of notes, rather

than making lectures a

speed
-
writing test…”


D’Arcy Norman, University of Calgary



http://www.darcynorman.net/2004/10/30/podcasting
-
for
-
education



Podcasting


Concerns


Slackers will skip class!


Visual images not captured as in F2F


Remedy may be podcasts with video


Research


Empirical research being done


http://catalyst.washington.edu/research_development/


Steve Schastain: U of Tennessee


http://schastain.jot.com/?login=1&loginCode=LoginPlease


N340 Principles and Methods



How to

The Bare Essentials


External Microphone


Microphone/headset


Lapel microphone


Pro
-
quality microphone



Headphones


Acts as monitor for your mix


Normal/standard speakers
for your computer


The Nice Stuff


Pre
-
Amp


Dbx 26A



Mixer


M
-
Audio Firewire 410


Cubase LE


TAPCO 6360



Dedicated MP3 recorder


Optional, but great for
mobile interviews


Edirol M1
-

MP3 and WAV
recorder


Recording Software: Mac


Audacity ~ free


QuickTime Broadcaster ~ free


Garage Band ~ $79


Sound Studio 2 ~ $49


Bias Deck LE ~ $99


Logic Express ~ $99


Bias Deck ~ $399


Logic ~ $999


Ableton Live ~ $999


Recording Software: PC


Audacity ~ free


MixCraft ~ $27


Cakewalk Home Studio 2 ~ $149


SoundForge ~ $399


Adobe’s Audition ~ $299


Ableton Live ~ $999


Cakewalk Sonar 4 ~ $479


Podcasting


Examples

OsiriX Imaging

http://homepage.mac.com/rossetantoine/osirix/Index
2.html

M2H: Podcasts.

http://www.m2hnursing.com/podcast/

Instant Anatomy


http://www.instantanatomy.net/podcasts.html


Mobilcasting


http://www.mobilcaster.com/

Podcasting


Medical podcasts


http://www.ahsl.arizona.edu/weblinks/Medical_podcasts.cfm


Access Medicine


http://books.mcgraw
-
hill.com/podcast/acm/


Johns Hopkins Medicine


http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/mediaII/Podcasts.html


Profcast


http://www.profcast.com


Lions & tiggers & wikis, oh my!


the ‘beast’


&


‘taming’ it


W. Scott Erdley

-

a dynamic, group
-
developed web pages easily created
and accessed via a browser


-

content may be updated or changed by anyone visiting


the website (open authors)


-

allow for asynchronous group socialisation,
communication and collaboration


-

a tool for archiving documents, brainstorming,
and
collaborative writing


Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page),

Wikinews (www.wikinews.org/wiki/Health)

What is a wiki?

Wiki
-

examples

Deltadigital

http://www.deltadigital.no/tikiwiki/tiki
-
index.php


Wikiproject

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_National_H
ealth_Service


Nursing Wiki

http://en.nursingwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page


PB wiki

http://pbwiki.com/


Case study


NI 2006 Post
-
conference


5 ‘groups’


Site hosted by group participant


http://kurse.ulrich
-
schrader.de/course/view.php?id=6



Site available
-

June 2006

Case study (2)


Pro’s:


24/7 access


Machine / platform independent


Asynchronous communication



Con’s:


24/7 access


Asynchronous communication


Participant
-
driven

Case study (3)


Actual use
-

minimal


Email attachment versus use of wiki


Difficult for most of group to use


Variety of rationales for this


Lessons learned:


Need buy
-
in by participants


Technical skills


Time


Experience with application helps


Try with non
-
essential documents first to learn

Wiki alternative


Online office productivity applications


Example: Writely (
http://www.writely.com
)


Now part of Google (see G
-
docs)


Main component


Separate site hosting the application


Document available to invited collaborators


Concurrent editing if necessar


Mainly asynchronous


Basic tools of word processing or spreadsheet

Wiki alternative (2)


Pro’s:


24/7 access


Neutral site


Platform independent


No cost outside of net access


Con’s:


Mainly asynchronous


Net access necessary


Downloading / ‘save as’ document functionality

Wiki & alternative summation


Pro’s and con’s with both


More than these options


Learn prior to ‘needed use’


Have fun!



Thanks to Peter Young & Steve Shastain


For information in the podcasting and wiki
presentation