Screencasting

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My Experiences:

I have seen many screencasts on the Internet for a variety of tutorials. It’s pretty nice to have the screencasts available. While I have seen many screencasts from Laverne, I had typically viewed screencasts on YouTube. This screencast assignment will be my first time creating a screencast.

Screencasting Uses:

Many great uses were mentioned in our Laverne Module for screencasting. This includes screencasting instead of sending a detailed e-mail, using screencasting for giving assignments and giving feedback on assignments, review class material, and sharing material. The one aspect I like about screencasting is the ability of students to review material over and over again as needed. We know that parents these days are very busy and may not have the time needed to sit down with their child to review homework. Having screencasts available to students is a great solution to this problem. I like viewing screencasts on computer “how to-s.” Being able to visually see where something is located on a computer screen and where to be scrolling down is more efficient and helpful to a user, than reading about these things in written form only.

Screencasting Tutorial Website:

http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-snagit.html

My screencast prediction:

I am hopeful and predict that an entire school based curriculum will be available through screencasts. To me, it seems logical that each state has this available to grade school students. While I definitely see the benefits of each individual teacher knowing and utilizing screencasts, I also believe that there should be a uniform screencast system available. Maybe those who make decisions on school textbooks can require that the publishers create screencasts to go along with their textbooks. I may be stretching the term for screencasting, but if you are familiar with Kahn Academy, you should understand my thoughts on this. Hopefully the same thing can be done with college classes and in doing so, make college more affordable to everyone. What are your thoughts?

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One thought on “Screencasting

  1. Your screencast video was great, Scott! Having screencasts that solve math problems would be extremely beneficial not only for students, but for the parents trying to help with homework as well. Excellent job!

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