Using a short video to disseminate PhD results
Open Research objectives/practices
The short video ensures free accessible information about my PhD thesis, both for lay persons as for professionals. It is an alternative model of publication that makes dissemination faster.
In February this year, the defense of my PhD thesis took place. Using the online video maker Powtoon.com I created an animated video for interested parties, that provides a short overview of the motives for the thesis, the chapters and conclusions.
The defense ceremony at RUG does not include a presentation for lay persons. To inform the guests, who in this digital busy time often have limited time to read the whole thesis, or even the summary, I created this short video to introduce my topic and chapters. Moreover, I wanted to share my PhD thesis in an accessible manner on social media. Nowadays, short videos are a popular method for disseminating information on social media.
A barrier to creating this video was time and a subscription to create this video without limitations/'Powtoon' brand. Nevertheless, because of the support of my supervisor who sponsored the subscription I was able to create this video. The statistics on Youtube show 616 views, which seems to be a substantial amount of viewers for a PhD thesis summary.
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