This post is for the benefit of all the Halifax Podcamp 2011 attendees as well as for the rest of the Interweb – the slides from my presentation, Leveraging YouTube: informing and educating with screencasts.
On Monday or Tuesday, I’ll write up a few notes from the presentation. There were a number of things I didn’t have the chance to hit on, including measuring use (and not letting the numbers get to you) as well as the strong user communities for the different types of software. If there is one piece of advice to hand out though, it is to keep it simple, always. Be brief, be on message, and state only one message at a time in all of your screencasts. Your users will often be looking for information to solve a problem now, so give them what they’re looking for.
Screencasting software links:
- TechSmith Camtasia (PC and Mac)
- Adobe Captivate
- Jing (by Techsmith)
- Screen Flow (a Mac programme to use with iMovie)
- GIMP (PC and Mac)
- Audacity (PC and Mac)
Here are links to the Dal Libraries tutorials:
- Our index – over 100 online learning objects. Note: some are five or six years old now and show their age
- Vimeo – I’ve uploaded a “best of” collection to Vimeo.
Finally, here are two of my older posts on screencasting, which have proved to be quite popular:
- Screencasting in libraries: build a relationship and not a movie
- Camtasia vs. Captivate vs. the Organization
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