Monday, August 13, 2007

How I do a screencast

From video to print:


  1. To create a video recording of a computer screen and application
  2. To compress the video and upload it to popular video publishing services
  3. To transcribe the audio in the video to text on a wiki
  4. To create a series of still images from that video and combine them with text to create a print version

How to

A video that overviews this particular method of screencast can be found at the following links:

And still images for these steps are yet to be added to the Wiki page but are here for now:

  1. Download Camstudio (Free and open source for Windows)
  2. Download ScreenHunter free (freeware)
  3. Download Videora iPod converter (freeware)
  4. Download iPod Video Converter (shareware)
  5. Search "camstudio" on youtube and find and watch a demo on using Camstudio
  6. Search "screenhunter" on youtube or Screencasting blog and find and watch demo on using ScreenHunter.
  7. Search "videora" on youtube and find and watch a demo on how to use Videora iPod converter
  8. Create a screen recording using Camstudio
  9. Create a series of still images from the video using ScreenHunter
  10. Compress the video using Videora iPod converter
  11. Create an account with Youtube, and Google video
  12. Upload the compressed video using HeySpreadit! Update. Heyspread now charges a fee. Use
  13. Upload the still images to Wikieducator and position the images in a new wikipage named according to your screenrecording
  14. Transcribe the audio in the video to text on the wikipage and include a link to the video on Youtube.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Using Google Maps

A look at Google Maps, finding a street location, viewing in hybrid, zooming in and positioning, getting directions, copying the link.


A quick look at the features of Wikimapia

Friday, June 15, 2007

Flexible Learning Development

Here is a video that explains a little process we have in place here at Otago Polytechnic for supporting ideas for the development of flexible learning opportuinities in our courses.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Here's a first attempt to show the beginnings of the wiki structure in action through 2 developments we have going here. Based on this diagram and sample pages from the Otago Polytechnic projects.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Renaming tags

A quick demo on how to rename tags in and an idea to organised collaborative tagging projects.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Using GoogleGroups

A screen recording looking at the email list service called Google Groups

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

using RSS

prompted by Peter Allen at the TALO email list, and Teemu Leinonen at FlossePosse blog

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Avalanche Safety

An outline of the Avalanche Safety courses on offer at Otago Polytechnic. Music by Teru:

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Creating banners for slide presentations

cropping a creative commons image and placing it as a banner in a presentation slide.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Trouble uploading to

I really want to be able to use

I'd like a page in Archive for the subjects we teach, with all the media we use to teach that subject on it. A bit like the net music label pages - an album of media for a particular topic.

But there is not yet a simple upload process. Ourmedia almost gives us that simple upload process, but we can't seem to get files through.. anyway, I would prefer to have our media listed straight on Archive.

This is a screenrecording of my troubles. 

Adding team members to a Blogger blog