A screencast is a way of delivering key content to your students via a narrated video. A screencast differs from, and is more effective than, a videotaped lecture because a screencast focuses not on the presenter but rather on his or her material (such as PowerPoint slides, images, or other digital media). Screencasts can benefit students in two ways. First, because students watch screencasts outside of class, it frees up time in class for more interactive learning activities, such as discussions, question and answer, debates, and demonstrations (this is often referred to as “flipping” the classroom). Second, students can watch the screencasts when and where they prefer, and can control the pace at which they consume the content. The stunning popularity of the Khan Academy (3300 screencasts with 175 million views) affirms that students are amenable to this learning technology. In this workshop, the presenter (Dr. Mark Morton) will provide an overview of several programs for making screencasts, and will propose best practices to ensure that your screencasts are pedagogically effective. Please bring your laptop to this session.
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