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Screencasting webinar for Insight 2014

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  1. 1. Screencasting Techniques and Applications Phil Hardcastle, Gordon Millner Insight 2014 webinar Wednesday 4th June 04/06/2014 3
  2. 2. June 4, 2014 | slide 4 What is it? » A screencast in its most basic form is a video of your computer screen's activity. It allows you to capture what you are doing on your computer in real time as a video , for instance: › Presentation (e.g. PowerPoint) › Demonstration of software › Any other process on the computer (e.g. navigating a website) » This process is called ‘screen capture’
  3. 3. Audio commentary In addition to screen capture, a screencast will include a voice-over, describing the screen action, delivering the presentation or other content, offering guidance or training in a software process etc. This voice-over is usually recorded at the same time as the screen capture, to ensure synchronisation, though it can be recorded afterwards.The voice-over will guide the viewer through the content, providing instruction or content. June 4, 2014 | slide 5
  4. 4. Why should I? Speed – it is easier to show someone how to do something than explain it. People connect better with the voice than just the printed word on screen. It can be viewed and re-viewed by the learner at any time. June 4, 2014 | slide 6
  5. 5. How is it used? Used to • Provide practical demonstration of how to do something on the computer • Provide a commentary with pictures • Provide a mini-lecture with notes • Provide feedback on work submitted • Staff development • Marketing your course or organisation June 4, 2014 | slide 7 Check out the Rapid E-Learning Blog
  6. 6. How have you used it? June 4, 2014 | slide 8
  7. 7. The software Web applications • Screenr • Screencastomatic Free software • Camstudio • BB Flashback Express • Jing • Record my desktop (Linux) Paid for software • Camtasia/Jing Pro/SnagIT • Captivate • BSR Screenrecorder June 4, 2014 | slide 9 Check out Jisc Digital Media list of tools
  8. 8. Powerpoint »Put voice-over your slides and save as a video file 04/06/2014 Title of presentation (Go to ‘View’ menu > ‘Header and Footer…’ to edit the footers on this slide) 10
  9. 9. Which software have you used? June 4, 2014 | slide 11
  10. 10. Preparation » Find a quiet place » Take the phone off the hook, put your mobile on silent. » A microphone attached to a headset gives good results – it’s easy to speak normally. June 4, 2014 | slide 12
  11. 11. Preparation » A short explanation of a process with which you are familiar can be done on the fly without much prep. » Scripts are worth doing if it is a long presentation.You’ll find it easier to keep a relaxed but lively delivery if you are not thinking about which words to use. Write in a style which reflects your normal spoken delivery. »Keep it short! For your sake and your students’. 10 minutes is the absolute maximum. June 4, 2014 | slide 13
  12. 12. Rehearsal »Run through the presentation once or twice speaking out loud – this will ensure you are familiar with the material, then do it while running through the activity. June 4, 2014 | slide 14
  13. 13. Recording June 4, 2014 | slide 15 Get it right in the recording and minimise editing. Web applications – little chance to edit – have to record both actions and voice at same time. Commercial software – better editing facilities. Can record actions and voice separately Possible to record in short sections and edit the sections together in the software
  14. 14. What are the possibilities? Capture & narrate web- based projects and tools like Google Sketchup, Google Earth,... Math processes & problem-solving science concepts, events, digital microscope capture, browser-based activity,... Weather Forecasts (using weather map images and other online data) Map Skills (directions, scale, coordinates, ... Try it with GoogleMaps or Google Earth) Response to literature (book reviews, plot, theme, characterization, authors...) Reflecting on writing pieces or learning portfolio June 4, 2014 | slide 16 Vocabulary Daily Oral Language editing Writing conventions Reading stories, ebooks, ... Historical events How to use software, tools, websites... Capture/narrate student online creations (cartoons, stories,...)
  15. 15. Screencasting apps for the iPad 04/06/2014 Title of presentation (Go to ‘View’ menu > ‘Header and Footer…’ to edit the footers on this slide) 17
  16. 16. Distribution June 4, 2014 | slide 19 Learning Platform/VLE Media Server YouTube Ipod/Phone Email to students
  17. 17. More info » JISC Digital Media › Screencasting Workflow › Building effective screencasts. › Free online tools – review › Introducing Screen capture software » Web links – lots of ideas and info – see links sheet. › Screencasting wiki June 4, 2014 | slide 20
  18. 18. Insight 2014 04/06/2014 21 Webinars to come: Today: 13:45 Insight into Social Media 16:00 Insight into developing digital and functional skills of those seeking employment Tomorrow 10:30 Insight into the Discover Jisc Project: free tools, training and advice 12:00 Why capture video and audio? 14:30 Online delivery of Functional Skills 16:00 Insight into e-assessment tools Face to Face Sessions in Nottingham & Leicester 10th/11th June
  19. 19. Find out more… 04/06/2014 22 Phil Hardcastle Gordon Millner 07584 218776 07811 241451 Jisc RSC East Midlands Loughborough College Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND