Screencasts have multi applications when it comes to assessment.
Students can record a particular task captured on their computer and present it as their assignment. They may also prepare a presentation (e.g. through Prezi or MS powerpoint) or a poster / mindmap and use the the screencasting tool to provide narration supporting the presentation or poster.
Lecturers can provide assessment tips or guidance through a screencast in advance of the assessment. Furtermore lecturers can also provide feedback to thier students
- Screencasting (enhancingteaching.com)
- A brief guide to ScreenR.com – the web based screencasting tool (enhancingteaching.com)
- A brief guide to screencast-o-matic – a free screencasting tool (enhancingteaching.com)
- A brief guide to Jing – the free screencasting tool (enhancingteaching.com)
- The Ease of Screencasting (mistermitchell3.wordpress.com)
I had a go at Prezi today – www.prezi.com. It takes a little getting used to but it is a nice alternative to powerpoint. Just like powerpoint you can spend more time messing about with the various settings changing the way things look on your presentation. So take my advice and remember that your target is to get the information across, not have it flash across the screen in bright colours and flashing lights.
Have a look at this prezi video to get yourself started