Screencasting: Creating Online Tutorials
Building on concepts of understanding learning styles and how to organize and 'chunk' instructional content for the online environment, this course's main goal is to teach librarians best practices for creating effective screencasts (video-based online instruction modules) using web-based screen-casting tools. Student learning outcomes include: the ability to determine how to get the most from your screencasts; learning how to divide content into logical chunks that are most appropriate for online learners; an understanding of best practices for creating content for their topic (e.g. storyboarding, script writing, and voiceover/narration); an understanding of what hardware and software tools work best for which content (and best sources for acquiring needed tools); and the ability to assess the effectiveness of screencasted content.
This course is geared towards the novice screencaster and focused on introducing learners to the basic best practices of planning, creating, and sharing an effective online tutorial with easy-to-use and no/low-cost web-based software. This class does not discuss specific or advanced features of complete screencasting software products such as Adobe Captivate or Camtasia.
This class is offered face-to-face and online via our classroom management system, Moodle.
Approved for 4 hours MLA CE
Greater Midwest Region
Holly Ann Burt, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1(312)996-2464
South Central Region
Emily Hurst, Technology Coordinator, email@example.com, 1(713)799-7880, @hurstej
Southeastern Atlantic Region
Andrew Youngkin, Emerging Technologies Evaluation Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Youngkin, Emerging Technologies/Evaluation Coordinator, NN/LM Southeastern Atlantic Region
Scott Garrison, Associate Dean for Public Services and Technology, Western Michigan University Libraries
Max Anderson, former Technology Coordinator, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region