Sunday, February 27, 2011

Screen Capture versus "Guy in Front of White Board"

A couple of months ago, a friend of mine told me that I should try experimenting with the format of my YouTube videos, saying "I don't like guy-with-whiteboard videos as well as the screen-with-content videos." With a free software download and a little time, I figured it was worth a try.

Over the last week, I have made several screen-capture videos to see if the format works for people. The new format looks like this (a basic video on graphing a demand curve):



If screen capturing has an advantage in teaching economics on the web, the advantage is much greater for showing how to perform statistical/econometric calculations. On this front, I have already done three videos on basic statistical programming in R and I plan to do more. I think the format works well. That is, it works well if you're interested in learning how to use R.

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