Screencasting to Engage Learning

Michael F. Ruffini, Associate Professor of Educational Technology at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania writes for Educause Review about Screencasting to Engage Learning. Jam-packed with resources, examples, links to screencasting tools and more, this is a great article about creating custom screencasts for instruction..


Key Takeaways

  • Screencasts can provide learners a student-centered and engaging learning experience in both distance and traditional learning settings.
  • To align screencasts with lesson objectives, goals, assessment practices, and standards, instructors can create their own screencasts rather than searching through the thousands of educational screencast videos on the web.
  • Good educational screencasts depend not only on thorough planning but also on thoughtful and careful editing to re-sequence lesson elements, eliminate awkward and unnecessary portions, and craft a focused, easy-to-follow presentation that uses students’ time efficiently.