3. Making WebLearn Video Tutorials and Guidance Sites
OUCS has produced a collection of written support materials for WebLearn, and through the services of Kitty, will enhance this by the addition of visual demonstrations. These video tutorials will demonstrate aspects of WebLearn such as a ‘tour’, ‘Getting started ‘, ‘How to use the Forums tool’, ‘How to create a survey’, and so on. Kitty will help to redesign the existing WebLearn Guidance support site, to make it more aesthetically pleasing and engaging.
Kitty Tong was employed over 8 weeks to produce video screen cast tutorials to demonstrate how to use some of the most important tools in WebLearn. Over the period Kitty produced 18 videos which are now available on the WebLearn Guidance site. Scripts were completed for a further 6 videos and work will continue to build additional video tutorials.
Another important outcome of the project is a set of Guidelines documenting the process of producing screen-cast videos which will benefit LTG in the future. It takes a significant amount of time to write scripts, test and edit the scripts, and do the technical production of the screen casts. We now have a blueprint in the form of sample scripts and a useful planning format.