Sara Blankenship
FRIT 8530
Summer 2010
Screencast Tutorial
1. Title of tutorial– Creating a Hold on Your GA Pines
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  1. 1. Sara Blankenship FRIT 8530 Summer 2010 Screencast Tutorial 1. Title of tutorial– Creating a Hold on Your GA Pines 2. URL of tutorial- 3. Intended Audience- GA Pines Library Patrons and Staff 4. Screencasting software used to create tutorial- Screencast-o-matic @ 5. Goal / Purpose for creating tutorial– The purpose of this screencast is to help patrons understand how to place holds on their library cards. Patrons are constantly having difficulties with this process and I feel that this type of information can help them see the steps instead of just hear them. It will also save the staff’s time because they can suggest the tutorial to the patrons instead of spending many hours on the phone talking the patrons through the process. 6. Short Description of tutorial– This tutorial shows patrons how to place a hold on their library card and explains the steps to finding the items that they need so that they can successfully place holds for their items. 7. Reflection on how a Screencast tutorial could be used as an educational resource- I have to say first that I love this idea. It is great because it can be used over and over. I will be using this more often, especially the Screencast-O-Matic version because it is so easy to upload to Youtube. I could see a lot of value in using this type of tutorial. It is quick, efficient, creates a different medium to teach something, and it brings learning closer to the students. This could cut out a whole day of just teaching the students how to work a program. The teachers or media specialist could create these tutorials about gloster or scrapblog, educational websites, or anything really. The students can just be directed to the video or watch it in class or however it works best, but they are seeing what they need to do instead of just hearing it. I could see it being great in a math class or a chemistry lab where the students work alongside the tutorial and they complete the steps along with it. It could really help students not to be so scared and overwhelmed by certain materials because they are able to see it as a work in progress and can go back and forth until they fully understand it. This would also be great for special education students and ESOL learners with even basic concepts. This is such a great tool and I believe that I will be using it a lot in the future.