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What is screencasting?

"A screencast is a digital movie in which the setting is partly or wholly a computer screen, and in which audio narration describes the on-screen action..." read more

from John Udell, O'Reilly Digital Media Feature "What is Screencasting"

Udell describes different situations in which you could use a screencast, including business and sports applications. Our LibGuide focuses on  educational purposes only.

Screen Capturing Tools with Movie-Type Output

Open Source (or with Free Versions)

Screen Capturing for Games and Mobile Devices

Screencasting Help and Tips