The Tangible Benefits of Screencasting

5 May

Recently I created a number screencast videos that demonstrated the functionality and oddities of an application.

These videos will soon replace a classroom based training course that was both problematic to schedule participants into and perceived as too long in duration.

Addressing these classroom based problems aside, I believe these videos have other tangible benefits. For example, these videos allow learners to focus on the areas of the application that they feel are more relevant to their work. The videos also allow the learners to revisit the areas they find most difficult as often as they like.

As such, I feel these videos are also empowering learners to take responsibility for their learning. In fact, more than the obvious reductions in travel costs and time, I believe the real benefit from these videos is the creation of a culture of learning where the focus is on the learner and their needs.

For more on screencasting check out this link:
http://onlignment.com/2011/05/a-practical-guide-to-creating-learning-screencasts-part-3-using-desktop-tools/

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