Lecture Capture and Podcasting
What is Screencast-O-Matic (Lecture Capture)?
Screencast-O-Matic is a screen capture/editing tool available here at Western. It is installed in all classrooms and you can use it to capture your lectures as well as create and edit rich media for use in Canvas or anywhere else. There is no need to create an account. You simply log into the Screencast-O-Matic homepage for Western (instructions below) and use your WWU universal login to get started. If you intend to use Screencast-O-Matic for lecture capture contact Screencast-O-Matic Help or Canvas Help and let us know which room you will be using so that we can make sure it has microphones and that they are set up properly to work with Screencast-O-Matic. Please allow 1 business day for this to be completed
What are Podcasts?
Video and/or audio materials (including lectures) can be made available through an online sharing service where viewers can post feedback. These files can be "podcasts" which involves making the audio and video files available for download on a routine basis via subscription (RSS). Usage statistics also enhance the usefulness of the service.
How are they used in education?
- 7 things you should know about...Digital Storytelling
- 7 things you should know about...Podcasting
- 7 things you should know about...RSS
What are some resources?
- Podcasting & VODcasting: A White Paper (PDF), Peter Meng, University of Missouri.
- Podcasts: Where's the Learning? Patricia Deubel, THE Journal.
- Teaching with Technology White Paper: Podcasting (PDF), Educause - explores educational podcasting of lecture archives, supplemental educational materials, and assignments requiring student production.
- Online Video Sources:
- Google Video
- iTunes U
- KQED Online on Demand, PBS (audio, video, rss).
- Teacher Resources, Annenberg Media.
- Aggregators and Podcast Directories:
- Integrating Podcasting into your Classroom, Collette Cassinelli.
- Using Podcasts in Large Lectures, Tufts University.
- Why Use Video in the Classroom? KQED (PBS).
- Legal and Copyright Issues:
- Basic Release Form, NY Institute of Photography.
- Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance, Copyright Clearance Center.
- Copyright Basics: Fair Use, Copyright Clearance Center.
- Creative Commons and Public Domain, CIIA collection of resources.
- Decision TreeMedia, Anti-circumvention, TEACH and Fair Use, Penn State.
NOTE: WWU has not adopted the TEACH Act and not made the decision to comply with the restrictions of the TEACH Act, so faculty only have the fair use option at this time.
- Podcasting Legal Guide
Where is there help?
- How-to Documentation:
- How to Set Up a Podcast: Clear Instructions for the Uninitiated, by Jeff Coon. Focuses on using an iPad and Garage Band.
- Ultimate Guide on How to Start a Podcast, Robert Mening, Web Developer.
- RSS: A Quick Start Guide for Educators (PDF).
- Step by Step: Making a Podcast, by Rufus White.