A recent trend in eLearning is screencasting. There are many screencasting tools available but the latest one allows the users to create screencasts directly from their browser and make the videoscreencasting #1 available online so that the viewers can stream the video directly. The advantage of such tools is that it gives the teacher the ability to show her ideas and flow of thoughts rather than simply explain them, which may be more confusing when delivered via simple text instructions.

Research on the use of video in lessons is preliminary, but early results show an increased retention and better results when video is used in a lesson. Creating a systematic video development method holds promise for creating video models that positively impact student learning (see Blended-based Learning).