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What is Screencasting?

Screencasting

                         
 

 

 

 

 

 

A screencast is a video recording of your computer screen, while onscreen activities are being carried out, and usually includes audio.  Screencasting is also referred to as video screen capture, and is a great way to teach or share ideas. While screencasts are used mostly to explain or demonstrate activities like using a piece of software or changing settings on an application etc., screencasting software can also be used effectively by students to facilitate peer assessment and feedback.

Some of the main benefits of screencasting is that the viewer can watch the screencast at a time convenient for them, and at their own pace (by pausing and rewatching portions).

 

WHY SHOULD I USE SCREENCASTING?


  • Easy
 It’s (relatively) easy to record a screencast
  • Flexible
 It can be quite flexible in its application – e.g.: Show a process from beginning to end, record a presentation, give feedback
  • Quick

Often, more information can be conveyed in a shorter amount of time than with written content

  • Accessible
Screencasts can be made available online, publicly or privately, making them easily accessible to students

     

SOME EDUCATIONAL USES

  • Recording teaching material
  • Fieldwork support
  • Recapping and reinforcing material already covered
  • Just in time learning
  • Software demonstrations
  • Learners demonstrating their work
  • Simulations
  • Teacher feedback

MORE SCREENCASTING SOFTWARE

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                                                                                                           Tips for creating screencasts>
                                                                                  Create a Screencast with Screencast-o-matic>