A screencast is a video recording of action taking place on a computer screen, including mouse movement, text entry, scrolling, and movement from page to page. Screencasts can be recorded with or without audio.
Why Use Screencasts?
Provide educational content that appeals to a wide range of learning styles.
Enhance instructional value for library users in virtual environment.
Explain in detail what may be confusing to explain in writing while allowing the viewer the opportunity to move at own pace.
Provide visual demonstration in lieu of face-to-face instruction.
Access online from anywhere at any time.
Easy to create.
Zero to low cost. No expensive software or fancy equipment is necessary!