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Topic: Do screencasts suffer without footage of the lecturer?
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Joel Feinstein

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Do screencasts suffer without footage of the lecturer?
Posted: Jan 29, 2010 12:20 PM
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There is a theory that screencasts like mine are harder for students to concentrate on when there is no video of the lecturer included. (See my blog post http://explainingmaths.wordpress.com/2010/01/09/do-screencasts-suffer-without-footage-of-the-lecturer for some discussion of this. More comments welcome!)
I am now experimenting with using a webcam to produce a miniature synchronized video of myself, which is displayed in the bottom right hand corner of my screencasts.
See http://wirksworthii.nottingham.ac.uk/webcast/maths/G14FUN-09-10/FUN-290110/ for my latest effort. Clearly I still have a way to go! But do people think that this mini-video adds or detracts from the overall screencast?
Joel Feinstein

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