When I ran into Susan later that day, I showed her the video. She was surprised and pleased that I had taken an interest in her academics, but I don't know yet if she checked out the video. But someone did.
Jeffrey, another student from the class caught up to me in the hall. He told me he watched the video last night.
- I asked if he thought it was helpful, and he said yes.
- I asked if his homework was complete - another yes.
- I asked him if he always completes his homework, and he replied no
- Finally I asked if he would like to see more screencasts about his homework - definitely yes.
I guess the question remains, with other staff adopt the idea of screencasting their lessons? I went around and informally shared my screencast with other staff, and told them what it was for. Most were hesitant, perhaps dreading an awful learning curve associated with learning how to screencast with Jing. Or, perhaps they don't believe that students will go to the video.
It is my goal this week to support one person who is interested in learning how to screencast their lessons.