Make learning in Eliademy more interactive through screencasts

Creating interactive tutorials, making engaging class presentations and “flipping” has become a popular and useful approach in education, enabling students to maximize their learning experience by hearing and seeing lessons firsthand.

Screencast-O-Matic is a free Java-based web application that can be used to create screencasts on your computer. The application allows users to create recordings of screen activity with audio.

If as an instructor, you would like to ensure your students understand different concepts by showing a step by step description through a video, here are tips on how you can integrate Screencast-O-Matic in your classes on Eliademy.

1. Click on “Start Recording” to begin.


2. A frame will appear and everything inside the frame will be recorded. You can resize the frame using the squares at the corners and you can drag the whole frame by placing the cursor on the broken line.


3. The set-up toolbar allows you to record, check the audio device and level, choose the recording screen size, enable webcam use and delete the current screencast.


4. Once you’ve press record, the screen will have a countdown before starting with the screencast.


5. The recording tool bar enables you to pause the recording, check the audio level, monitor the recording time, restart the current screencast and finish the current project.


6. When you are done with your screencast you may review and publish it. There are 3 different ways to publish the screencast.


7. When publishing via Screencast-O-Matic you are given a link wherein you can access the screencast.


8. Place the link of the screencast in your class on Eliademy. If you published on Youtube, it looks even better as you can upload the video as an embedded content.


Educators are using screencasts to flip the classroom, record lectures, step-by-step tutorials, provide demonstrations, virtual class presentations, give feedback on students coursework, capture a video stream for the class and even create assignments that requires the student to make a screencast.

Using Screencast-O-Matic alongside Eliademy is just the start of the numerous possibilities brought about learning in the digital age. There are more applications that can supplement the use of Eliademy, making learning easier and more interactive.

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Power your online classroom on Eliademy with a live or recorded podcast

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As part of our commitment to supporting you with tools that will improve your online classroom instructions, here is one of those tools we will be bringing to you in the weeks ahead. Spreaker is a tool  that makes communication between an instructor and a learner more effective through live or recorded podcasts

With Spreaker, You can create your own podcast put them in a website and promote them through any media. It’s like having your live or pre-recorded 30 minute long radio show, available on the web. And this can be used in the classroom as well. So how do you integrate Spreaker into your course on Eliademy? Let’s go through this one after the other.

As an instructor, you can make live recordings for students as content material for a course. Spreaker offers this service to allow the creators such as an instructor of a course on Eliademy to record a 30 minute live session or broadcast. Here is a quick demonstration of how to do it:

Note: You must have an account on Spreaker and Eliademy to be able to do this.

1. Click on the Broadcast option to create a live session.

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2. Write the tittle of the Broadcast and click on “Next”. It also specifies the websites where you can share the information after you finish.

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3. Click on the button shown on the picture to start recording live. You also have other features to make your recording more fun and adapted to your needs. To share the broadcast, click on Share URL, on the upper right corner.

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4. Attach the link as content material on your Eliademy course. If it is a live podcast, inform the students the day and the time the broadcast will be recorded live. If it is a recorded podcast, just upload as a material available anytime and anyplace. You can also add a brief description of the content so it will be easier to find among the rest of the material.


The good news is that students can also create their own podcasts if required by the teacher as a response to a task, for instance a language communication class.

The use of such tools as Spreaker with Eliademy is only limited by the user’s ingenuity. So be creative, discover and enhance learning on Eliademy with even more tools.

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