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Animation of screencasts.

Screencasts are short screen captures with narration. They supplement textbooks and lectures by showing solutions to example problems, explanations of concepts, software tutorials, and material reviews. They are made and reviewed by faculty. Interactive screencasts are available with multiple choice questions embedded in the video.

Screencast topics
Study Help
The following screencasts were developed using psychology literature on how to study.
How to Create Screencasts

The following resources can help instructors develop these relatively easy-to-create, high-impact educational tools.  We usually use tablet PCs with OneNote for writing out problems and Camtasia (which records the computer screen) for audio-video editing.



Benefits of Using Screencasts
Publications on the use of screencasts in courses at the University of Colorado Boulder:
  • J.L. Falconer, G.D. Nicodemus, J. deGrazia, and J.W. Medlin, “Chemical Engineering Screencasts”, Chemical Engineering Education 46, 58 (2012).
  • J.L. Falconer, J. deGrazia, J.W. Medlin, M. Holmberg, “Using Screencasts in Chemical Engineering Courses”, Chemical Engineering Education 43, 286 (2009).
Student feedback in courses using screencasts has been positive, with the majority of students finding them useful or very useful. In one student-survey (Fluid Mechanics course), over half of the students claimed to have watched over half of the Fluid Mechanics screencasts.
With screencasts, instructors can reach a larger percentage of their student pool than office hours alone, and supplement coursework with advanced content/review material that may not be efficiently covered in the limited time available in class. Screencasts allow instructors to cater to students’ different learning styles by providing them alternative resources to textbooks and lectures, as well as valuable review materials. Furthermore, the ability to stop, rewind, and re-watch the videos allows students to learn at their own pace.
How to Link to/Embed Our Screencasts
  • Send students directly to LearnChemE by sending them the URLs: https://www.learncheme.com/ or www.youtube.com/user/LearnChemE
  • Embed video in your website: Find the video of interest on YouTube, right click on the video, and in the resulting menu, click “Copy embed URL”. HTML code should pop-up on the screen. Paste the resulting code into your own source.
  • Embed video in PowerPoint: Insert → Video from website, embed the YouTube code as described in previous bullet point.