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  • Welcome!This is a very brief screencast -------- demonstrating the use of the web-based program --- Screencast-O-Matic / Screenr / ScreenToaster.Alt – P / Alt - D /Alt - SThis screencast ------ is a short website tour of the ‘Simulation’ component of the Collaborative Research module within the Responsible Conduct of Research website.
  • Currently, I am in the ‘Stages of Collaboration’ area, but I have decided to practice the ‘Simulation’.
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  • Creating Tutorials in the Cloud
    Dan Cabrera
    June 3, 2010
  • Focus
    Process of conceptualizing educational tutorials
    Asking important pedagogical questions
    Story boarding ideas
    Deciding on the most appropriate method for distribution of content
  • Definition
    Screencasting: A digital recording of a computer screen that is shared with other users in video format. In online education, this technology allows the student and teacher to interact easily over any distance.
    http://yahoo.degrees.info/online/education-glossary-q-z.html
  • Examples
    Screencasting in Higher Education (FSI)
    NIU Blackboard Tutorials
    Introduction to Google Reader
    Student assignments
  • Definition
    Screencasting: A digital recording of a computer screen that is shared with other users in video format. In online education, this technology allows the student and teacher to interact easily over any distance.
    http://yahoo.degrees.info/online/education-glossary-q-z.html
  • Objectives
    By the end of this session you will be able to:
    Define screencasting
    Identify at least 3 pedagogical issues related to screencasting
    Distinguish the four main processes involved with screencasting
    Create Screencast from a web-based tool and post online
  • Why would you use screencasts?
  • Pedagogical - Conceptual
    Identify reason(s) why want to use screencast
    Is there a better way to communicate message?
    Richard Furr, 2010
  • Pedagogical - Conceptual
    What is(are) the associated objective(s)?
    Identify your audience
    How does this activity fit in the scheme of your course?
    Deciding on the most appropriate method for distribution of content
    Break the task into steps
  • Integrating Screencasts
    Curriculum Enhancement
    Supply reference information about a topic
    A lesson starter (background)
    Extension of a lesson (enrichment)
    Place screencasts on a Website or wiki for students who may have missed or need a refresher
    Study guides
    Student created screencasts
    MGoodwin ESA2
  • Pedagogy of Screencasting
    How does it enhance instruction?
    Self-paced online tutorials
    24/7 accessibility
    Multimedia
    Reclaim Class Time
    Where is technology going?
    Does it engage the student?
    Is it interactive?
    Can it be collaborative?
  • How would you use screencast?
  • Applications
    Embedding video
    uploading photos
    subscribing to RSS feeds
    posting to a blog
    capturing lectures/events
    conducting website tours
    software and database training
    demonstrating library functions
    providing feedback to student
  • Pedagogical - Conceptual
    Duration
    Complexity
    Features
  • Pedagogical - Storyboarding
    http://designcomics.org/BalletStoryboard.jpg
  • Storyboarding
    Organize/plan/sketch out what you intend to show target audience
    Shot by shot
    Graphically represent logic
    Identify deficiencies
  • Storyboarding
    Helps keep segments short
    Updated segments can be re-recorded and dropped in current presentations
    Helps keep track of files
    Rich Furr, 2010
  • Four Main Processes
    Record
    Edit
    Produce (encode)
    Share (distribution)
  • Record Audio Tips
    Creating a Recording Standard
    Practice
    Be Patient
    Clean-up
  • Record Audio Tips
    Eliminate redundancy
    Remove visual elements that are duplicated by narration or graphics
    Synchronize
    Maintain a close match between narration and visual elements in the video
  • Record Audio Tips
    No Pop-ups
    Make Multiple Short Clips Using Camtasia Recorder
    Watch the Mouse
  • Record Audio Tips
    Use USB Microphone
    Practice Using a Microphone
    Record in a Quiet location
    Use a Script
    Project and enunciate
  • Best Practice
    How to Create Screencast you can be proud of
    Before
    After
  • Demonstration – SOM
    Demonstration – Screenr
    Demonstration – Screen Toaster
  • Captioning - Accessibility
    Section 508 - Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
    Requires federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities
  • Hands-On
    http://cdn.buzznet.com/media-cdn/jj1/headlines/2009/07/jude-law-hands-on-kind-of-guy.jpg