Available Until 12/31/2028

Cheap, Fast, and Good: Instructional Videos and Open Educational Resources (Recording)

Librarians have LibGuides, online classes, social media, and many other opportunities to use multimedia in instruction. But how can you create original content if you don’t have a lot of time or money or any desire to show your face on camera? This webinar will address two ways to create instructional media. One, the webinar will present practical strategies for creating original instructional videos without a lot of time or money. Two, the webinar will discuss open educational resources (OERs), which are existing educational objects, such as curricula and videos, that are designed to be adapted by users.


  • To gain the confidence to make instructional videos, based on familiarity with a video-making framework and free or low-cost video-making tools
  • To understand what OERs are, where to find them, how to use them, and how to create personal work that is available for reuse


Any librarian or other health information professional, novice to expert, who wants to learn to create cheap, fast, and good instructional media!

Molly Higgins


Molly Higgins is currently a reference and digital services librarian in the legislative branch of the federal government. She has made a lot of videos and taught a lot of classes. Sometimes, people give her awards or money for her instructional videos and classes. She specializes in the intersections of instructional design, technology, and issues of diversity and representation.