For my second year project I chose to study the effects of using screencasts. I teach computer networking to IT students and use a network simulation program called Packet Tracer to show students how to build and configure networks.
Much of my time is spent on tutorials on how to use the software. I decided to use screencasts, video recordings of using the software, to help to teach the students how to use the software. I plan to start with a short series of screencasts to introduce the software and to give basic instruction. Once I have published the videos and received some feedback I plan to create a second set of screencasts, on more advanced features and incorporating any suggestions for the students.
You can read more on a separate site I created for the project here