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Answering how-to’s with screencasting

November 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Have you ever had trouble with your computer and needed an immediate solution?

Unfortunately, most “help” files aren’t helpful at all when you don’t have the time or patience to read them. Screencasting offers a solution to this frustrating problem.

Often containing narration, screencasts are videos recording a computer screen. How-to’s are answered most effectively in this way.

Check out this screencast about how to use Stumble Upon, a user-tailored search engine that finds the best of the web, according to your preferences:

Can you think of other screencasts that are useful to academic research? Are you an expert in a software tool that you could make a screencast for?

The best software for making a screencast is Camtasia, which is easy to use and incorporates voice and video of the creator (optional) to enhance the learning experience for the user.

Whether you need help answering a computer-related problem or are offering a solution, screencasts are the best tool for the job.

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