Week 11: Creating Screencasts

The following will provide tutorials, definitions and resources for creating a Screencast. You are not required to look at all of the material, but search it until you feel that you have a good understanding of what is required for you to fulfill the assignment.

Table of contents
  1. What is a Screencast?
  2. Tools
  3. Examples
  4. Assignment

What is a Screencast?

A screencast is the video like capture (movie) of your computer screen that can include your voice narrating what is being seen. It is a fluid capture, showing all that you are doing, as opposed to one screen at a time. The tools for screencasting help you capture the video, edit it and produce compressed files that can be uploaded into a website. They are great for demonstrating how software works and for teaching concepts. It is great for teaching both the audio and visual learners.

Tools

This is a great review of what it is and a description of software that is available.

List and information about screencasting software which includes links.

Examples

Assignment

  1. Create a screencast
  2. Make it available online (from your blog or another service)
Citation: Wiley, D. (2006, December 13). Screencasts. Retrieved February 13, 2008, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.usu.edu/Instructional_Technology/new-media/screencasts.htm.

Copyright 2008,
by the Contributing Authors.

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