Presentation on theme: "Screencasting in information literacy instruction Dana DeFebbo Loex of the West 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Screencasting in information literacy instruction Dana DeFebbo Loex of the West 2010
Reduces re-teaching at the reference desk Lets you focus on specific skills in the limited class time you have Great for communicating with distance learners Appeals to visual and auditory learners
Use screencasts to prepare students before you have an instruction session with them Use it as a refresher resource after a session Use it to cover a mundane (to us) concept Citations Peer review Full text searching (SFX, Webbridge, 360 Link)
Requires no class time (biggest selling feature) Requires little to no effort on faculty part Assign watching tutorial for pre or post instruction homework Takes little of student time, but extends your exposure to them Great resource for faculty members themselves Include screencasting in your elevator speech
Outline your topic and cues Write out a script, even for a 30 second video Know what key toggles you need to use to pause and restart your recording. Do a test run Dont just end it, make sure your recording is wrapped up neatly Remember the 80/20 Rule 80% Preparation 20% Recording
Web based Exports to MP4, AVI and Flash No download or account registration necessary Works on all platforms (Mac, PC and Linux) Free hosting on Screencast-o-matic.com (with free account registration) Inexpensive pro upgrade – one time $5 fee. Gives you 1 hour of recording time No watermark Start/End Trimming
Web based Exports to MOV, SWF and supports direct upload to YouTube and Screentoaster.com Built in subtitling Post recording audio No limit on recording time Webcam recording Panning not available
Installation required Mac and PC compatible High Quality Can be edited and expanded with Camtasia Studio Limited editing features for video Limited to 5 minutes, even with Pro account Has great screenshot feature
Installation needed Only available for Windows Built in annotation features (only free option that has this feature) Built in auto-pan feature Records audio from microphone or speakers Post-recording audio
Open source = Lots of versatility Not for the novice Requires some skill or lots of patience to learn on your own
Your own servers YouTube Screencast.com Vimeo Viddler Google Video Blip.tv (if it is generic enough, consider posting on the Animated Tutorial Sharing Project)
Pick a platform and create a 1-3 minute screencast. Try uploading it to one of the hosting sites. 12 headsets with microphones are available if you want to try out some audio. Ask me if you have questions.
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