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1.6  Creating digital content

Now we’re going to introduce you to some digital resources that exemplify the attributes we have been discussing.

Activity 1  An example of a long-tail artefact?

Timing: Allow about 20 minutes

The site True stories of open sharing [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] was produced by Alan Levine and contains a number of short videos where people relate how open practice has led to some beneficial outcomes. Levine is a digital technologist who works with higher educational institutions to promote and develop the use of open, web-based methodologies.

Select just one video to watch as an example. Most videos are quite short, around 90 seconds long, and were produced at home using a PC rather than expensive equipment and a costly set.

After watching a video write down some ideas on subjects for short videos you might create as a by-product of your normal work. Your ideas need not be intended for a large audience but you might frame them as a response to a question from a peer or a student.