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Introduction to Screencasting for Teachers and Students

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Introduction to Screencasting for Teachers and Students

  1. 1. Introduction to SCREENCASTING Kiran Budhrani October 21, 2008
  2. 2. Screencasting <ul><li>A screencast captures what is displayed on a computer screen ( accompanied by commentary) </li></ul><ul><li>Step-by-step procedures </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.screencastcentral.com/public/290.cfm </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types <ul><li>Tutorial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstration how to use a software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software Review </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Animated Whiteboard </li></ul>
  4. 4. a powerful form of INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA
  5. 5. Show & Tell “I just cant tell you how, I need to show you how”
  6. 6. Instructional Implications <ul><li>Content is more engaging and interactive </li></ul><ul><li>To communicate what cannot be explained easily </li></ul><ul><li>To communicate exactly what and exactly how </li></ul><ul><li>Effectively teach through examples </li></ul>
  7. 7. Rich Media Documentation
  8. 8. <ul><li>Captures expert and tacit knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Re-usability </li></ul><ul><li>Easily shared </li></ul>
  9. 9. Creating a Screencast PLANNING PRODUCTION POST PRODUCTION
  10. 10. Planning <ul><li>Know who your audience </li></ul><ul><li>Write a script in scenes </li></ul><ul><li>Practice what you say and what you will show </li></ul>
  11. 11. Production Options <ul><li>Capture the video first, record the voice over and sync later </li></ul><ul><li>Capture the video with the voice over simultaneously </li></ul>
  12. 12. Production Tips <ul><li>Be conversational </li></ul><ul><li>Use appropriate language </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize parts of the screen as you demo </li></ul>
  13. 13. Post Production <ul><li>Check your work for correctness </li></ul><ul><li>Remove wasted motion </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t hesitate to recapture </li></ul>

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