For my screencasting assignment, I needed to choose a blog I like, and screencast it! The application my professor suggested to use – Jing – was incredibly easy to use. All it required me to do was download it, choose a part of the screen I wanted to record, and I recorded it! After finishing my screencast, it automatically creates a link for you (if you choose) and you can find my screencast here.
This assignment actually took me a few tries because I needed to know what I wanted to say about the blog I was commenting on. I don’t follow any WordPress blogs, so I ended up googling “best WordPress sites to follow,” clicked on an article, and scrolled through a few blogs. For this assignment I chose the Greenwich Library’s site. What I really loved about this blog was it’s beautiful yet easy-to-use design. Personally, when I think about a library, I think about endless rows of books and dusty old rooms (which I like actually). This website completely shattered that thought and blew me away. This website offers 24/6 accessibility to its users concerning its resources, your library account information, and the events that take place there.
Comparing my experience with my commercial, this assignment was a godsend. It took me 30 minutes to complete. I personally don’t have any experience with screencasting and I don’t talk much — I’m a writer after all. Fortunately, these assignments let me speak more than I usually do, and I’m grateful for that.
I personally don’t have any experience with screencasting and I don’t talk much — I’m accustomed to writing out my feelings and opinions. Fortunately, these assignments let me speak more than I usually do, and I’m grateful for that.
Overall, this experience was enjoyable and I look forward to any other assignments for my blog.