When I first found out we had to do a screencast I was confused at first. However, I realized that my friend used to do them all the time for tutorials. The application is really interesting and actually pretty fun to use. I went on the website and once I downloaded the application, I began my process of comparing the two ePortfolios.
I decided to compare two different about.me ePortfolios. I personally don’t have an about.me but I thought the concept of the website was very intriguing. I actually want to create one eventually. I searched on the webpage and decided to compare Christopher Michel to Sharon Phillip’s because they both displayed different formats. Additionally, their bios displayed their accomplishments which highlights their success and attracts peoples’ attention. One thing that I specifically liked that Sharon did was that she incorporated her personality into it instead of solely listing her accomplishments.
I had to re-record the screencast multiple times. The first time I was unorganized with the websites and when the recording began, I wasn’t ready. The second time I recorded, I kept stumbling on my words and I couldn’t gather my ideas properly. I honestly thought the application itself was very easy to use and the different functions were very straightforward. I was expecting something more complicated because when I watch them it seems like a long process. However, it was the complete opposite. I was able to record with no issues other than how my voice sounds—but that’s just because I don’t like hearing my own voice playback to me.
This skill would come in handy with tutorials. It’s a great way to explain something because not only are you able to instruct someone, they are also able to follow the instructor at the same time. This would be helpful to people who are visual learners. Overall, I really enjoyed this project!