Screencast eLearning Strategies
Screencasting provides visual aids to support learning of concepts. There are many excellent education and instructional techniques that have been around for many years that can be applied to screencasting. Adding screencasting to education and instructional techniques help the user better understand concepts. When screencasting, keep in mind the following tips:
- use real life scenarios
- provide step by step instructions
- show instead of tell whenever possible
- give the learner a chance to practice what was learned
- use plenty of visuals
- be engaging.
Step by step instructions allow the learner to follow along with what is happening on the screen, providing a sense of control. Showing instead of telling allows the learner to process information as they are seeing it happen instead of being bombarded with a huge amount of text all at once. Giving the learner a chance to practice what they have learned in a safe environment helps transfer those newly learned skills into their long term memory. Using plenty of visuals keeps the learner engaged by providing different ways of processing information. Lastly, being engaging means keeping the content interesting while still providing value.
If you’re looking to create a more engaging elearning experience for your students, consider using visual prompts in your screencasts. Our team of experts can help you create videos that are both informative and easy to follow. Contact us today for more information on how we can help you improve your learners’ experience.
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