•Create Screencasts for BA Animation Students•Limited time to teach complex software.•Screencasts can offer additional support.
•Blended learning•Impact on student learning experience •Independent learners •Confident and competent users of the software •Able to problem solve •Explore the software creatively
Strengths:•Simple to use•Easy to implement•Modular•Scalable•Promotes self directed learning•Gives students Control•Targeted learning•Creates sense of connection withteacher•Distance learning, students withdisabilities and restricted accessto class presentations.Weaknesses:•Attendance•Limited time and resources•None interactive•Good screencasts depend onwell planned lessons
"...effective use of a new instructional technology must be guided bya research-based theory of how students learn...one of the mostimportant avenues of cognitive psychology is to understand howtechnology, such as multimedia, can be used to foster studentlearning.“Mayer and Moreno, 1998: 1•Initial Feedback from Students and colleagues•Questions?•ReferencesAlison Carr and Pearl Ly (2009) “More than words”: screencasting as a reference tool, California StateUniversity, San Marcos, CaliforniaMark J.W. Lee ,Sunam Pradhan and Barney Dalgarno (2007) The effectiveness of Screencasts and CognitiveTools as Scaffolding for Novice Object- Orientated Programmers, University of Ballarat. Victoria AustraliaRichard E. Mayer and Roxana Moreno (1998) A Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning: Implications forDesign Principles, University of California, Santa Barbara