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ERIC Number: EJ886447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1302-6488
Yee, Kevin; Hargis, Jace
Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, v11 n1 p9-12 Jan 2010
This article discusses the benefits of screencasts and its instructional uses. Well-known for some years to advanced technology users, Screen Capture Software (SCS) offers the promise of recording action on the computer desktop together with voiceover narration, all combined into a single movie file that can be shared, emailed, or uploaded. Educause (2006) defines screencasts as the "screen capture of the actions on a user's computer screen," typically with accompanying audio, distributed through RSS. The ability for students to "take" the screencast by downloading it onto a portable smartphone and viewing/reviewing later may provide powerful alternatives for asynchronous learning. Students prefer asynchronous access to learning materials to access them when it suits their schedules and life styles. The authors believe that screencast technology and individual applications will doubtless continue to change and evolve.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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