A few years ago, Mashable posted this really great article about freelancers parlaying their screencasts into a marketing tool.
While many of you have figured out the blogging and social media angles, screencasting is a skill a lot of course designers aren't quite comfortable with yet. But looking at screencasting sites like LinkedIn Learning and Khan Academy, you know this is becoming an essential skill for everyone in our industry.
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to screencast an e-learning project or challenge demo you designed.
You can record a how-to tutorial to demonstrate a technical process or screencast a more general overview of an existing project you’ve built. The goal is for you to help the e-learning community know more about you and the projects you build.
Whether you’re just getting started in e-learning or you’ve been developing for years, you have something valuable to share. Here are a few topic ideas to get you started:
How I built this interaction
Lessons learned from building my first course
Here are my three favorite projects
Share Your E-Learning Work
Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published example and blog post.
Forums: Start your own thread and share a link to your published example..
Personal blog: If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We’ll link back to your posts so the great work you’re sharing gets even more exposure.
Social Media: If you share your demos on Twitter or LinkedIn, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you screencast your portfolio, take a peek at the educational animations your fellow community members shared over the past week:
Wishing you a great week, E-Learning Heroes!
New to the E-Learning Challenges?
The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.