Savannah & I chose Learni.st as our curation tool. Although we were happy with our final product, we experienced quite a few glitches that made the process rather frustrating. Besides trouble logging in and the site going down for maintenance, Learni.st refused to delete postson several occasions. This made editing the list a bit hit or miss. The final product does look nice. Since we wanted to create a list with a definite “beginning to end” order, we really appreciated being able to order the “Learnings” as we saw fit (as opposed to Pinterest, which leaves them in the order of pinning). Learning to use Learni.st was also easier than expected. The construction of the site makes what to click on to achieve different results fairly clear, especially since there are few “icons” to click (just “edit” and changing the list order). I’ve linked our Learni.st curation board on the right via the screenshot (since Learni.st doesn’t appear to have an embed feature, which makes sharing it on a blog more complicated).
Here’s our Learnist Tutorial, created via Jing and shared via Screencast. We’re quite proud of it. We’re also quite proud of the fact that after much trial and error we persuaded it to work as a hyperlink. Although we were hoping to embed. But that didn’t work, so we’re just going with the hyperlink for now. If anyone else has more success and manages to embed their video as a video (instead of as a link), we would love to know.
For the most part, Jing and Screencast were fairly easy to learn and use. After two attempts, we felt fairly comfortable with using Jing, and our subsequent “drafts” of the final recording focused on getting our wording and timing right. When we did have trouble (namely in sharing the tutorial), we found help easily enough on the Screencast website.
On the whole, I would use all of these tools again, especially Jing and Screencast. Learni.st needs some improvement, but the site and list is functional and offers a little more freedom than Pinterest. Jing and Screencast work well together (they should, seeing as they’re both by TechSmith and appear to be intended to work together). I look forward to learning more about using Jing and sharing the videos.
Presentation Correction (10/2/13):
I misspoke during our presentation– we used the Apple “Grab” command (command + shift +4) with a hyperlink to pseudo-embed our Learni.st curation, not our Learni.st tutorial. Our Leani.st tutorial is just hyperlinked. For an example of of the Apple “Grab” used on the Learni.st tutorial, see Gabriel’s blog (10/1/13).