Screencasts- Are they considered a job aid?
I have just started my Masters' in IDT. In one course, I am working on creating a job aid solution for a problem. The goal is to give teachers the ability to go through the steps of a software program in order to use it (a classic issue in ID, lacking of training). When I proposed creating a screen cast with steps to assist the user in learning and navigating whenever they had the time, he said that it falls under instruction and not a "job aid." Yet, if I created a handout with screen shots, that would be deemed acceptable. I am failing to see the difference except the issue of toggling a screen and pausing a video. In my mind, I thought a more interactive approach would be more beneficial. Am I assuming too much about my audience? I did realize this would have been a good survey question when doing my first analysis. Any thoughts or insights would be welcome!