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Using techonology tools is a great way to add multiple means of expression to your online class and account for students with different learning styles.

Video, PowerPoint, ScreenCasts and Games

There is substantial research promoting the use of video and other visual mediums in the classroom as a dynamic resource for supporting curricula. We all know from experience that the more engaged your students are, the more interactive your lesson is, the more your students will enjoy, learn from and retain information from your lessons. Video and other visual aids should be used as a facet of instruction along with any other resource material you have available to you for teaching a given topic and you should prepare for the use of a video the very same way you would with any other teaching aid. Specific learning objectives should be determined, an instructional sequence should be developed and reinforcement activities planned. (Read more about the benefits of videos)


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These short videos will demonstrate how to create a lecture video using common tools and applications.

PowerPoint and Screen Casts

PowerPoint with Adobe Presenter: Using Adobe Presenter you will be able to design, develop and deliver interactive narrated PowerPoint presentations.

LecShare: LecShare Pro allows you to add audio to Microsoft PowerPoint presentations to create QuickTime movies, MPEG-4 Video files (video podcasts), Accessible HTML, and Microsoft Word documents.

Captivate: With Captivate, you can transform a PowerPoint presentation into a presentation featuring sounds and animation, prepare a tutorial using and application, or create your own original animated presentation. See Demonstration.

Camtasia Studio: Camtasia Studio allows you to record anything that you can view on your computer screen; including software applications, web pages, PowerPoint presentations, and much more.

ScreenFlow for Mac: Screenflow is an application for creating amazing screen recordings on your Mac. Using a unique new screen capture system, powerful enough to caputre the contents of your entire desktop at the same time as your video camera, microphone and computer's audio.

ProfCast for Mac: ProfCast is a versatile, powerful, yet very simple to use tool for recording presentations including PowerPoint and/or Keynote slides for creating enhanced podcasts. ProfCast provides a low cost solution for recording and distributing lectures, special events, and presentations as podcasts.

Games and Interactive Activities

StudyMate: StudyMate Author is an authoring tool that lets instructors create ten Flash based activities and games using four simple templates.

Useful Resources:

Palomar College Provides many resources, including screen videos, demonstrating how to perform many taks including uploading a roster in Blackboard to Wimba Voice tools.

Blackboard TV is a multimedia effort offering instructional videos on the use of Blackboard LMS for instructors.

Last Modified 8/9/10