Screencast-O-Matic allows users to create recordings of screen activity and audio. Consider using screencasting in your class for presentation. Use it to deliver lecture content OR have your students use it to make presentations to you and the class… the options are open! Screencasts, once uploaded to YouTube, may be embedded in Blackboard, your class website or a blog. Download the Teaching Tip to learn more.
Instructor presence is an essential element of an online course and helps bridge the technology gap and disconnect felt by students in eLearning. One method of being present in your distance course is to use screencasts for presenting your lecture and other course materials. You can also use screencasts to provide your lecture material in a face-to-face class. Download PDF to read more: TT-Screencasting
What is Screencast-o-Matic? Screencasting allows you to make Internet deliverable “movies” of anything you can see on your computer screen, accompanied by an audio narration track. You can then distribute your movie through Blackboard, as a downloadable movie file, or as a link to the file on a hosted server. This service can be a marvelous way to easily capture and make readily accessible short “lecture” content, visual information, step-by-step procedural instructions, or homework feedback. Screencasting is also handy if you are looking for a way to invite your students to make class presentations. Screencast-o-Matic is a free online service [Read On...]
What is a Screencast? A screencast is a digital recording of a computer screen that often includes audio narration. It is essentially a movie of whatever is happening within the screen capture box during the recording time. How can I use a Screencast in my courseroom? Screencasts can be used to illustrate or demonstrate the use of software, for recording activities on a whiteboard interface or record presentation slides with audio. For Example: A screencast instruction on how to write and publish a post on a WordPress blog: A good screencast will engage students in the material whey they are: [Read On...]