Screencasts as an Essay Alternative

A guest post by Roberta E Taylor on the Assessment Journey Programme (AJP) blog has just been published and describes her experience of replacing a 4000 word essay-based assessment with a short screencast. Roberta describes the background to the assessment, the approach taken to introduce students to screencasting concepts and techniques and the creative skills that the students developed from this assessment that wouldn’t have been used for a standard essay.

The full case study, including examples of some of the screencasts produced by the students, can be found on the AJP blog.

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