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Frugalcasting: Free and Low-cost Screencast Tools for Academic Libraries

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Frugalcasting:
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
The tools
Best Practices
Demonstration
Comparison of free screencasting tools
What is screencasting ?
Deborah Tritt, M.L.I.S., M.S.I.T
deboraht@usca.edu
Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S.
kaetrena@mailbox.sc.edu
planning
recording
distribution
Libraries and screencasting
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
Screencast creation
Planning
Storyboarding:
Storyboarding
Scripting
On the Fly
The problem:
FREE
Recording
Case studies:
USC Aiken
USC Lancaster
Screencast capture software/tool
microphone
computer
The distance student
Nursing Research distance students
Citation help
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
Implementation examples
Chat support
Show them - don't tell them
Distribution
YouTube
MP4, AVI
Native
Screencast.com (Jing)
Screencast-o-matic.com(Screencast-O-Matic)
Cool supplementary tools
Prezi
audacity
Screenshots + Powerpoint/Prezi
Best practices
< 5 minutes
Avoid using text + audio + visuals simultaneously (cognitive theory of multimedia learning)
Wordle
PicMonkey
HOW:
Where:
Libguides
Library Website
Youtube Channel
Facebook/Google+
Live - chat
Email
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)
Creativity continues
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
Budget-friendly (FREE!)
SCREENCASTS...
Jing
Screencast-o-matic
Screenr
Length
<5 minutes
<15 minutes
<5 minutes
Download required
Yes
No - web-based
No - web-based
Export options
Screencast.com, SWF
YouTube,
screencast-o-matic.com
MP4, AVI, FLV
YouTube,
Screenr.com
MP4
Transcript option
No
Yes
Yes - only via YouTube
Re do section
No
Yes
No
Upgrade
Images (Flickr, openclipart.org)
Snagit ($49.95)
Pro ($15 per year)
Screenr Business
Create script
Employ branding
Visual cues (color coding, segmentation)
Screenr.com (Screenr)
< text > visuals
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