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This presentation will overview the basic capabilities of four types of software and provides examples that showcase multimedia capabilities....

This presentation will overview the basic capabilities of four types of software and provides examples that showcase multimedia capabilities.
• Jing
• Adobe Presenter
• Adobe Captivate 5
• Adobe Acrobat X

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    Distributing Information Online Distributing Information Online Document Transcript

    • Bow Valley College-Professional Development Day March 17, 2011 Presenter: Andy Benoit
    • This practical presentation will be of interest to staff and faculty who need to develop and distributeinformation and learning over the internet. This presentation focuses on two broad goals:1. This presentation will overview the basic capabilities of four types of software and provides examplesthat showcase multimedia capabilities. • Jing • Adobe Presenter • Adobe Captivate 5 • Adobe Acrobat X2. This presentation will offer illustrative examples of how the software can be used in Blackboard andAdobe Connect. • Note: There is an Adobe Connect upgrade planned for April-May 2011 from version 7.5 to 8. • Note: There is always a possibility of an upgrade from Blackboard CE8 to a newer version, or perhaps even moving to an alternate LMS, i.e., Moodle.
    • There is a huge appetite for information and learning!MIT Open Courseware • http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm • Professor Walter Lewin. MIT Open Courseware • Undergraduate Courses: 35 hours of Video LecturesSal Khan: Khan Academy • http://youtube- global.blogspot.com/201 0/11/great-scott-over-35- hours-of-video.html • Bill Gates’ favorite teacher • Produced over 2100 instructional videos with 100 self paced exercises. Lessons accessed over 41 million times.YouTube • Over 35 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute.Ott, Adrian. (2011) • http://www.fastcompany.com/1688458/infographic-is-information-overload-over-hyped • Information increases exponentially. The time we have is fixed. Time constraints dictate which information we attend to.
    • Appetite for Information and Learning + Classroom TechnologyIn conjunction with increasing demand for information and learning, classroom technologies areevolving. This creates new opportunities to engage students and facilitate access to learning. http://voxy.com/blog/2011/02/are-we-wired-for-mobile-learning/?view=infographic http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2
    • Software to Distribute Learning and Information Online
    • Software • Jing • http://www.techsmith.com/jing/Vendor Solutions • Techsmith • Also produce Camtasia (PC and Mac), Snagit (PC and 1. Create a “how to” video for a Mac) process.Function 2. Provide audio feedback on • Record/capture and narrate simple on screen computer documentation. action 3. Narrate a PowerPoint • Take simple screen captures presentation to create a standConsiderations alone resource. • Available on Mac and PC • Integrates into Blackboard and Adobe Connect • Records at 10 frames/second • Five minute recording limitValue • Easy to use/access • FreeOutput • .swf output (Free Version) o Advantage: .swf can be viewed through web browser, so a standalone media player is not necessary o Con: Cannot edit .swf output • MPEG 4 output (Pro Version) o Editable with video software (imovie) o Viewable on the web and variety of media players (Windows Movie Maker, QuickTime)Cost • Free version • Pro version: $15 for one year licenseHosting • Screencast.com (2GB storage), embed code for blogs, websites • Pro account $25/year for 25GB
    • Software • Adobe Presenter • http://www.adobe.com/products/presenter/Vendor • Adobe • Also produce Adobe Acrobat, Adobe CaptivateFunction • Create interactive multimedia content (Graphics, Audio, Video, Animations) • Convert PowerPoint to simple types of e learningConsiderations Solutions • Available on PC only • Integrates into Blackboard and Adobe Connect 1. Transform PowerPoint • Can customize wide variety of settings/features, i.e. player presentation into a standalone bar, skins, quality multimedia resource. • Installs as PowerPoint add on 2. Create self paced elearning • Users require a web browser and current flash player with supporting documentation • Adobe Reader X to play .swf content in PDF (attachments), and assessments.Value • Add attachments to provide more information • Add/Edit narration, synch audio with animations • Insert video • Add script to support audio narration • Add interactivity and quizzes; quiz management • Customize the presentation viewer • Search functionalityOutput • .swf (Note: Content authoring is done within PowerPoint so you can edit and modify files and then republish as necessary)Cost • Educational pricing ~$75Hosting • Zip package for Adobe Connect (Users require a URL to access) • Zip package for Blackboard (Users require a username/password to access) • Adobe PDF (Users require Adobe Reader 9 or X to access) • Auto run on CD-ROM
    • Software • Adobe Captivate • http://www.adobe.com/products/captivate/Vendor • Adobe • Also produce Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Presenter SolutionsFunction 1. Develop computer software • Create sophisticated interactive multimedia content training simulations. (Graphics, Audio, Video, Animations) • Standard authoring tool for computer simulations 2. Develop scenario based learning.Considerations 3. Create product demonstrations. • Available on Mac and PC • Integrates into Blackboard and Adobe Connect • Can customize wide variety of settings/features, i.e. player bar, skins, quality • Sync with PowerPoint • Users require a web browser and current flash player • Adobe Reader X to play .swf content in PDFValue • Is a much more sophisticated tool than Adobe Presenter • Sophisticated screen recording • Sophisticated multimedia authoring capabilityOutput • .swf (Note: Content authoring is done within PowerPoint so you can edit and modify files and then republish as necessary)Cost • Educational pricing ~$250Hosting • Zip package for Adobe Connect • Zip package for Blackboard • Adobe PDF • Adobe Presenter • Auto run on CD
    • Software • Adobe Acrobat X • http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat.htmlVendor Solutions • Adobe 1. Combine attachments (text,Function media) into a single document. • Combine variety of file formats into a pdf portfolio • Add flash player compatible video, audio and interactivity 2. Assemble a pdf portfolio. to pdf documentsConsiderations • Available on Mac and PC • Requires current version of Adobe Reader to open files • Integrates with Microsoft Office SuiteValue • Integrated into MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook • Drag and drop media to assemble media portfolioOutput • Adobe pdfCost • Educational pricing around $70Hosting • Zip package for Adobe Connect • Zip package for Blackboard • Adobe PDF
    • Notes1. For information on Adobe Connect and Blackboard pleasecontact the Teaching and Learning Centre.2. Bow Valley College provides all staff and students with freeaccess to Atomic Learning. Atomic Learning provides access tocomputer software tutorials. Please contact the Teaching andLearning Centre for information/passwords.3. Lynda.com provides software training. They offer wellstructured, comprehensive self paced tutorials. A monthlylicense is twenty-five dollars.Thanks for attending the presentation. I hope this was avaluable way to spend a bit of your time.Please feel free to contact me at abenoit@bowvalleycollege.ca with any questions you have.