Educational videos (Screencasting) to engage learning

Australia/Sydney 2pm | Mon 12th September
America/New York 12am | Sun 11th September
Europe/London 5am | Mon 12th September

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.

This event 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.