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05/12/2011 / Kirsty Pitkin

Open Content and Open Events: Professional Development in an Amplified World

Last week I was invited to give a presentation at Online Information 2011 on behalf of Brian Kelly, who had submitted a paper titled: “Open Content and Open Events: Professional Development in an Amplified World” but was unfortunately unable to give the associated presentation himself.  However, he was able to co-present the talk with me via two pre-recorded videos, thus amplifying himself across time and space.

In my part of the presentation, I discussed the benefits of amplified events, where I feel they sit on the events spectrum, the best practices that have emerged over the last few years and outlined how the audience could get involved.  We also played a quick game of Twitter Buzzword Bingo, which was won by @LISResearch.

As an example of how easy it can be to amplify a talk informally (and entirely for free), here is a selection of resources to help the talk reach future audiences…

First up is a home-spun video recording of my talk, which was recorded on a flip cam with very minimal post-production editing to account from the poor image quality that results from recording a projected video from a distance.

Also available on Vimeo.

And here are my slides…

Also available on Slideshare.

There is also a record of what the audience had to say whilst I was talking on Storify.

Many thanks to all those who helped to amplify this presentation, particularly the session’s Twitter moderator @bethanar, and top tweeters @LISResearch and @ianwooler.  Thanks also to Brian Kelly for giving me the opportunity to make this presentation, and for co-presenting with me from afar.

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