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What Is A Screencast?
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!
- No training necessary.