Queries• What is screencasting?• Where did I first hear about it as a feedback tool?• How can I use it for my purposes?• When did it first really work?• Is it effective? Why?
Queries• What is screencasting?“A digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration.” – Wikipedia• Where did I first hear about it as a feedback tool?From Russell Stannard in IATEFL Harrogate 2010.• How can I use it for my purposes?Tutorials, feedback, etc.• When did it first really work?For peer feedback & a group project.• Is it effective? Why?Certainly. Spells out what I really think while I’m at it.
Ideas for Effective Screencasts• Use of a tablet PC or an IWB• Track changes & comments (Review menu)• Inking in Word (Review menu)• Scanning papers into pdf, adding comments & highlights in Acrobat Reader X (10.1.5)• Flipped classroom• General class feedback• Individualized feedback
StrengthsMinimize wasted time in face-to-facemeetings where group members try hard tomake explicit what they think
StrengthsMerge audiovisual tracks into one videopackage produced in various video formatsin no time
ChallengesFile size & video sharing•(Dropbox .com & MailbigFile.com)•(Jing screencast.com)
ReflectionsHow far has this technique revolutionizedyour thinking about providing feedback invarious contexts?
Conclusions• Capturing audio, video and screens is as easy as a keystroke.• For a teacher to self-record multimodal feedback could be a transformational experience.
References• Talking with Students through Screencasting: Experimentations with Video Feedback to Improve Student Learning: http://tinyurl.com/b4jkd9v• The spelling Mistake: Scene One, Take One: http://tinyurl.com/yda4dy2• "Grading," TechSmiths e-Learning Trainers Series: http://bitly.com/bundles/tsc/e