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Screencast-O-Matic (SOM): Screencasting in Teaching and Learning

Screencast-O-Matic: Easy Audio-Visual Instruction.

Using Screencasting in Teaching and Learning

"Since their inception in 2005, screencasts have become widely used in Higher Education (HE). The scope of their usage has increased to include staff development as well as mainstream teaching activity" (Wakeman, 2013). 

Wakeman, C. (2013).  The innovative use of screencasts in higher education.  Innovative Practice in Higher Education, 1(3).  Retrieved from

Ways to Implement Screencasting in HE:

  • Lecture capture
  • Short lesson augmentation
  • Flipped classrooms
  • Demonstrations

Flipping the Classroom

Students Studying Screencasts can be used to cover introductory content in a course before it is discussed, and then students can be prepared to work with the content on a deeper level.  See the following links that briefly explain screencast roles in flipping a classroom.


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