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Seminar describing work on screencasting made possible by a Vice-Chancellor's T&L grant.

Seminar describing work on screencasting made possible by a Vice-Chancellor's T&L grant.

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    • Screencasting to Enhance Teaching Materials
      Michael Rees
      School of Information Technology
      @mrees
    • Topics
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    • Vice-Chancellor T&L Grant Project
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    • Screencasting workstation
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    • Vista Workstation
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    • XP Workstation
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    • Audio Hardware
      Logitech Desktop USB Microphone
      Behringer Podcast Studio: Mic plus mixer
      Freestanding audio recorder: Zoom H2
      Lapel Mic plus M-Audio Fastrack Pro Mixer
      Digital keyboard: M-Audio Axiom 49
      Revolabs xTag USB Wireless Mic
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    • Podcast Studio
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    • Wireless Microphone
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    • Screencast Software
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    • Camtasia Capture
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    • Camtasia Studio Demo
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    • Video and Audio Formats
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    • Shorter Screencasts
      Software demos, web applications
      System utilities
      Software development processes
      Training for colleagues
      Seminars, short talks at Bond and conferences
      Major lesson: the shorter the screencast the better scripted the narration needs to be
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    • Screencast Audio
      Additional narration
      Narration substitution
      Intro and outro music using Creative Commons licences: http://jamendo.com
      Background music
      Screencast music generation:
      Garageband
      Microsoft Photostory
      Microsoft Songsmith
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    • Screencasting Advice
      Understand some audio engineering
      Indulge in templates
      Use prudent emphasis to enhance learning
      Learn from other, professional screencasts
      Practice narrating
      Be codec-smart, context-aware
      Explore other video delivery mediums
      How to Master Screencasts in 7 Steps
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    • Screencasting Lite
      Works best for talk and slides
      Upload slides to http://www.slideshare.net
      Upload audio to public site like http://archive.org
      Create a ‘slidecast’ on Slideshare by providing URL of audio file
      Use slidecast editor to set slide change points to match the audio
      Slidecast editing demo
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    • Immediate Screencasts
      Jing and Jing Pro
      Click the Jing sun
      Drag screen area to record and decide if audio needed
      Start screencast capture
      Stop capture and trigger upload to Screencast.com or YouTube
      Link to screencast left in clipboard
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    • Screencasts Online
      Login to online screencast site
      Site automatically loads Java applet and Flash movie
      Click on ‘record now’ after selecting recording options
      Operate the computer as normal and narrate into the mic if needed
      Pause as needed and then stop the recording
      On Screentoaster the save options are:
      Upload to the Screencastle site as public/private, use URL for playback
      Save screencast locally at .mov file; edit and use as required
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    • Screencast Deployment
      Upload to iLearn, and automatic streaming with IE, Windows Media Player using WMV format
      Upload to Screencast.com
      Upload to archive.org
      Upload to YouTube.com
      Screencast collections on DVD and online using Camtasia
      Vidcasts on favourite blogging site
      Silverlight web site repository
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    • In Summary
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    • Resources
      Bond Screencasting Wiki:
      http://screencastbond.pbworks.com/
      Talk links at:
      http://dotdolfin.com/talks/#bondscreencast
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