Creating Tutorials in the Cloud

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This is a presentation for the Teaching with Technology Institute 2010

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  • 1.Creating Tutorials in the Cloud
    Dan Cabrera
    June 3, 2010

2. Focus
Process of conceptualizing educational tutorials
Asking important pedagogical questions
Story boarding ideas
Deciding on the most appropriate method for distribution of content
3. Definition
Screencasting: A digital recording of a computer screen that is shared with other users in video format. In online education, this technology allows the student and teacher to interact easily over any distance.
http://yahoo.degrees.info/online/education-glossary-q-z.html
4. Examples
Screencasting in Higher Education (FSI)
NIU Blackboard Tutorials
Introduction to Google Reader
Student assignments
5. Definition
Screencasting: A digital recording of a computer screen that is shared with other users in video format. In online education, this technology allows the student and teacher to interact easily over any distance.
http://yahoo.degrees.info/online/education-glossary-q-z.html
6. Objectives
By the end of this session you will be able to:
Define screencasting
Identify at least 3 pedagogical issues related to screencasting
Distinguish the four main processes involved with screencasting
Create Screencast from a web-based tool and post online
7. Why would you use screencasts?
8. Pedagogical - Conceptual
Identify reason(s) why want to use screencast
Is there a better way to communicate message?
Richard Furr, 2010
9. Pedagogical - Conceptual
What is(are) the associated objective(s)?
Identify your audience
How does this activity fit in the scheme of your course?
Deciding on the most appropriate method for distribution of content
Break the task into steps
10. Integrating Screencasts
Curriculum Enhancement
Supply reference information about a topic
A lesson starter (background)
Extension of a lesson (enrichment)
Place screencasts on a Website or wiki for students who may have missed or need a refresher
Study guides
Student created screencasts
MGoodwin ESA2
11. Pedagogy of Screencasting
How does it enhance instruction?
Self-paced online tutorials
24/7 accessibility
Multimedia
Reclaim Class Time
Where is technology going?
Does it engage the student?
Is it interactive?
Can it be collaborative?
12. How would you use screencast?
13. Applications
Embedding video
uploading photos
subscribing to RSS feeds
posting to a blog
capturing lectures/events
conducting website tours
software and database training
demonstrating library functions
providing feedback to student
14. Pedagogical - Conceptual
Duration
Complexity
Features
15. Pedagogical - Storyboarding
http://designcomics.org/BalletStoryboard.jpg
16. Storyboarding
Organize/plan/sketch out what you intend to show target audience
Shot by shot
Graphically represent logic
Identify deficiencies
17. Storyboarding
Helps keep segments short
Updated segments can be re-recorded and dropped in current presentations
Helps keep track of files
Rich Furr, 2010
18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Four Main Processes
Record
Edit
Produce (encode)
Share (distribution)
24. Record Audio Tips
Creating a Recording Standard
Practice
Be Patient
Clean-up
25. Record Audio Tips
Eliminate redundancy
Remove visual elements that are duplicated by narration or graphics
Synchronize
Maintain a close match between narration and visual elements in the video
26. Record Audio Tips
No Pop-ups
Make Multiple Short Clips Using Camtasia Recorder
Watch the Mouse
27. Record Audio Tips
Use USB Microphone
Practice Using a Microphone
Record in a Quiet location
Use a Script
Project and enunciate
28. Best Practice
How to Create Screencast you can be proud of
Before
After
29. Demonstration SOM
Demonstration Screenr
Demonstration Screen Toaster
30. Captioning - Accessibility
Section 508-Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Requires federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities
31. Hands-On
http://cdn.buzznet.com/media-cdn/jj1/headlines/2009/07/jude-law-hands-on-kind-of-guy.jpg