Screencasts: Your technology professor 24/7

Matthew Edward Mooney, Bruce Alan Spitzer

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Screencasts allow a learner to experience a computer-based demonstration again and again at the learner's pace. This means students can review a complicated process or look-up which menu option was selected to get a certain window. Historically, there has been a strong reliance on paper-based support materials. Yet static screen captures don't always tell a learner what steps were taken to get to the window that is shown. Screencasts show exactly what a learner needs to do to complete a given task. Additionally, screencasts are affordable to create and distribute. This chapter will outline the equipment necessary to create screencasts. A selection of software applications will be discussed, and practical tips will be provided to help the reader quickly begin creating screencasts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDistance Learning Technology, Current Instruction, and the Future of Education
Subtitle of host publicationApplications of Today, Practices of Tomorrow
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781615206728
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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