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Making a podcast for a Cochrane review

Topic category Information and Communication Technology
Date and Location
Friday 21 October 2011 - 16:00 - 17:30
Methods Group
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Chris Mavergames (Contact this person)
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Cochrane Collaboration Webteam, Germany
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Podcast Editor, UK
Target audience
Target audience: 
Review authors
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Abstract text

- Educate authors of Cochrane Reviews on how to prepare a Cochrane Podcast
- Authors will have knowledge of how to summarize a Cochrane Review in a 3-4 minute script that they then record as an .mp3 audio file
- Gain technical knowledge on how to make a recording and best practices for maximizing sound quality and in reading their script
- Learn generally about Podcasts and Podcasting

Description: This workshop is aimed at Cochrane authors wishing to make podcasts (audio summaries) about their systematic review, for inclusion in Podcasts from The Cochrane Library (http://www.cochrane.org/podcasts). It would also be of benefit to anyone supporting authors, such as Review Group Co-ordinators. The workshop will take you step-by-step through the process involved in making a recording, from advice on equipment and technical requirements to editorial guidance and tips on achieving the best sound quality. At the end of the workshop, participants will have a go, in groups, at preparing a script and recording a podcast from a pre-chosen Cochrane Review.