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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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