Name: [3253] gasto
Member: 84 months
Authored: 41 videos
Description: C/C++ and python programmer. Some knowledge of graphic design too. Interested in Game Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Life. Currently studying(by myself)too many things to be worth the mention. Happy to contribute to the 'help-without-compensation-asked' community. I hope every one that r ...

Creative teaching and edutainment. [ID:318]

a series of video-tutorials by gasto

In these series, I plan on discussing the various ways of teaching out-of-the-box and have fun while teaching and learning. Didactics tend to be so interested in accademia that they forget the true power of the human mind... the ability to predict in a constantly changing environment. Variety is fun. Fun is a learning accelerator. So variety is a primal factor on creating educational content. Humour plays a big roll too. But the most important aspect of it all is showing no interest in following a predifined path from point A to point B, but rather take a steep unexpected curve, which many scientists call the surprise factor.

Video Tutorials

1. An edutainment introduction for screencasters - Draft drawing -

We talk about what edutainment is and how formal academia discriminates its power to just children and younglings, while wrongfully advocating that adults are serious and must read thousands of boring lines of text to learn anything, if the subject being studied is to be considered serious. That is old conventionalism that has to stop now, in the era of internet and edutainment. ShowMeDo is a par [...]

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Educating the Open-source Community With Showmedo

Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

At Showmedo we believe the community can play a vital role here and also say thanks for the tools and software that make our lives easier. If you have a piece of software you love or a programming langugage you are enthusiastic about, why not make a screencast showing others how to use it? All the stuff you wish you'd been told, the tips, tricks, insights that would have saved you time and frustration.

Screencasting is easier than you think, and we're happy to help you. You can emailus for advice or just use some of the how-to screencasts on the site. This screencasting learning-pathis a good place to start.

Kudos and Thanks for gasto

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