This was an exercise in creating a video blog entry. I decided rather than use my computer’s camera or my cell phone, that I would create a presentation and use screen capture software to record it. This decision was made primarily because I wanted an opportunity to try using the free screen capture software Jing. While Jing is pretty easy to use, I found that the screen capture slowed the pace of the presentation when playing back, especially for the movies I embeded in the power point. I curious to know how this issue can be addressed. I also found that in order to share I needed to sign up for a trial version of Screencast. If this is in fact the only way to share, then it’s not likely Jing, which allows you to shoot videos under 5 minutes will be my go to software. Other M.E.T. candidates used iMovie (Mac) , Voicethread (designed for collaborative presentations), webcams, and Camtasia for this assignment.
I’m still working on how to embed the video from Screencast. In the meantime here’s a link.