I recently felt the need to create a screencast to help one of my students understand the steps to follow in creating a blogroll in Blogger. Previously I had always found already created Youtube videos sufficient and didn't see any reason to "reinvent the wheel."
However, I thought that this time I would try creating my own screencast through a free took called Screencastomatic since I wanted to personalize the screencast using examples the student was familiar with.
I was surprised to find the recorder exceptionally easy to use and will consider using it more in the future. I think that instead of or in addition to writing out a long list of steps to follow in my future syllabi, I may start creating more screencasts.
I think that seeing a screencast may be a useful enhancement for the learners in my course. I'm definitely going to look at the upcoming mods in my course to see if some screencasts might be helpful.