Educational videos (Screencasting) to engage learning

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 recording, Michele will show you how to create and publish a video using Screencast-o-matic. You’ll learn:

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

See below to view the slides from the presentation:

Michele Furlong is an academic teacher at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) and a Facilitator of PD with Navitas Learning and Teaching Services. To contact Michele email or connect with her on Yammer.