My latest column for MAA Focus, Becoming a Screencasting Star, is now available online. In this post, I include a collection of “Hard-Learned Tips” on screencasting – these are things I wish someone had told me before I recorded my first set of videos. For example …
Mind Your References. Don’t mention specific texts, sections, or page numbers in your screencasts. If you do, then switching to a different text or a new edition will suddenly make all your videos out of date. If you must reference a section or page number, do it in the text that accompanies the link to the video. It’s easy to change text, but very time-consuming to reproduce all the videos. I learned this one the hard way!
There is also advice for choosing the right type of software and dealing with storage of screencasts. If you’ve got additional tips you’d like to share, please do so in the comments.
You can view all my past Teaching with Tech columns here.
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