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Frugalcasting: Free and Low-cost Screencast Tools for Academic Libraries
Transcript of Frugalcasting: Free and Low-cost Screencast Tools for Academic Libraries
Free and Low-cost Screencast Tools for Academic Libraries
Deborah Tritt, M.L.I.S, M.S.I.T
University of South Carolina Aiken
Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S
University of South Carolina Lancaster
Comparison of free screencasting tools
What is screencasting ?
Deborah Tritt, M.L.I.S., M.S.I.T
Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S.
Libraries and screencasting
Online videos composed of screen recordings with an audio OR visual overlay
provide reference and information service employees opportunities to create online videos that show patrons how to perform a specific task or outline a concept.
provide asynchronous library support for distance and off-campus students
support just-in-time library services (i.e. chat)
supplement in-person instruction and online classes with pre-fabricated instructional snippets
create visually dynamic multimedia learning objects
On the Fly
Screencast capture software/tool
The distance student
Nursing Research distance students
APA, MLA, Chicago, CSE/CBE, ASA videos
Remote login instructions
Login video placed on database pages in LibGuides
Introduction to the library and services
USC Lancaster Medford Library
USC Aiken book paging service
Show them - don't tell them
Cool supplementary tools
Screenshots + Powerpoint/Prezi
< 5 minutes
Avoid using text + audio + visuals simultaneously (cognitive theory of multimedia learning)
Live - chat
6,426 views since Feb 2011
Significant reduction in proxy login errors
(cognitive load theory)
Patrons can try on their own later
Benefits of Screencasting in Lean TImes
Needed work gets done (marketing, instruction, orientation, outreach)
Remain engaged with social media networks
Continued professional development (expansion of skill set)
Less learning curve on most free tools = faster, and still quality output
No - web-based
No - web-based
MP4, AVI, FLV
Yes - only via YouTube
Re do section
Images (Flickr, openclipart.org)
Pro ($15 per year)
Visual cues (color coding, segmentation)
< text > visuals