Educational videos (Screencasting) to engage learning

Australia/Sydney 12pm | Fri 3rd March
USA/Los Angeles 5pm | Thurs 2nd March
Europe/London 1am | Fri 3rd March

Presenter: Michele Furlong – PD Facilitator
Navitas Learning and Teaching Services

Humans are visual beings, in fact, so much so that 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual. It’s no wonder that screencasting has become a prominent teaching tool.

There are many advantages to using screencasting for both the teacher and the student. For the teacher, a screencast is an efficient and effective means of describing a process, explaining a concept, or presenting a PowerPoint. For the student, screencasting allows them to learn by example, seeing  a step-by-step sequence in great detail or viewing a screencast video directly related to lesson content. In addition, students can watch a screencast video anytime, anywhere and have complete control, so they can review any part of the presentation as needed.

In this presentation, Michele Furlong will show you how to create and publish a video using Screencast-o-matic. You will learn:

  • Pedagogy behind educational videos
  • Best practice in creating an educational video
  • How to distribute

Importantly we will discuss uses for creating videos in the context of teaching and offer tips on using them effectively.