Enhancing learning of mathematics using screencasts

Friday 27th June, 10:10 to 10:30


Helen Busby

A trial was completed on the use of screencasts to aid students’ learning in mathematics. Short videos were produced of selected worked examples showing the tutor’s penstrokes with an audio commentary. Students were able to see the example as it unfolded, and hear the language that goes with it, both of which have been proven to be beneficial in learning mathematics. The screencasts could be watched as often as the students wished, allowing them to revisit examples from class or to catch up if absent.

The session will include discussion of some of the practicalities of creating screencasts of this type, and will demonstrate that this can be a straightforward process.

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