Adventures in screen-casting

Time for a new tool, a new way of sharing “how to” knowledge. This time, I am hoping to use screencasting to make a series of short videos for the purpose of contributing helpful resources for staff development. My subject to start with is financial management. Doesn’t sound too exciting, so that’s why I am hoping video will help. This way, colleagues will be able to refresh their knowledge of processes which may only happen every few months or every year, without having to read a lengthy procedure.

To get some advice, I looked for tips and ideas and came across the Screencasting Handbook, which is an open course resource, published under a Creative Commons licence. Many other sites and blogs seem to provide really helpful ideas, too. If it goes well, I might be able to make a screencast for the blog. For now, I am going to get started.