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Touring the Online Learning Environment: An exploration using Screencast-O-Matic

Fitton, Triona (2018) Touring the Online Learning Environment: An exploration using Screencast-O-Matic. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, . ISSN 1027-5207. (KAR id:70427)

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Abstract

This report is an enquiry into, and reflection upon, the use of Screencast-o-Matic software in distance learning, specifically for creating an introductory “walkthrough” of the online learning environment Moodle. Screencast-o-matic is an online video capture tool designed for use in tutorials, online presentations and demonstrations to deliver online modules. This report will set out and explain with reference to the associated project video the following elements of this case study project: the background and context of the online learning environment and software used, alongside theory that supports the selection of these; The identification of the problem, which is that new students can struggle with navigating the software and online environment; and the description of a solution in the form of an introductory tour video (PV) which can be used as 1.) A resource for new students on a particular Masters-level course, the MA in Philanthropic Studies, and 2.) A marketing tool for potential applicants. This report ends with a reflection upon the potential utility of this resource and some constraints experienced in the project.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: distance education, open and distance learning, virtual learning environments, Screencast-o-matic, Moodle, philanthropic studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Triona Fitton
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2018 15:37 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 08:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/70427 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Fitton, Triona: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3776-2637
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