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Although recording classroom presentations and tutorials for ordinary learners is not a new idea, little effort has been applied to provide simple solutions to prepare complementary video materials to …

Although recording classroom presentations and tutorials for ordinary learners is not a new idea, little effort has been applied to provide simple solutions to prepare complementary video materials to deaf/hearing impaired students or those with learning or auditory perceptual disability who tend to be visual learners and have difficulty in watching a teacher and take notes from a screen or blackboard simultaneously. RealShow automates the process of producing effective video materials for those learners and provides functions that combine popular PowerPoint slides, freehand drawings and illustrations, screen typing, and teacher’s video sign language translation in one single window.

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  • Introduce my self and the topic to the audience.
  • Ask the audience whether they agree or disagree with me about the usability of PowerPoint, or not.
  • What other limitations
  • Ask the audience whether any of them was absent before and had this feeling
  • What other limitations
  • Other advantages of video
  • Other advantages of video
  • Do you know a software that can achieve this purpose
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    • 1. Producing Accessible Video Presentations and Tutorials Using RealShow 1.0
      Dr. Alaa Sadik
      Department of Instructional & Learning TechnologyCollege of Education, SQUMarch 28,
    • 2. Background: PowerPoint
      MS PowerPoint®is the leading presentation software used in our professional and educational world for years.
      It is easy-to-use, flexible, popular, and cost-effective, and allows teachers and students to create multimedia content (multiple formats) quickly.
    • 3. Background: PowerPoint
      However, PowerPoint ® is:
      a teacher-oriented presentation tool.
      not substitute for the in-depth information and guidance a presenter should deliver.
    • 4. Background: PowerPoint
      if students are not seeing or listening to the teacher in the lecture, then reading the slides in isolation will be less valuable.
    • 5. Background: PowerPoint
      not interactive, and the presenter usually needs to use a whiteboard or flipchart to interact with the audience.
    • 6. Background: Video
      Video is an expanding channel for students learning.
      - anytime/anywhere,- flexible/ portable,- socially acceptable,- link the teacher and students,- meet a variety of learning styles,- more realistic than reading,- fast forward, pause, and replay, and- motivating.
    • 7. Background: Video
      In conclusion
      There is increasing interest in providing students with recorded class materials and multimedia content.
    • 8. The Solution
      There is a need to a solution that automates the process of producing video presentations and combines teacher’s:
      PowerPoint slides,
      video view,
      drawings/illustrations, &
      text typing.
    • 9. The Solution
      helps teachers apply principles for the design of multimedia materials and human cognitive processing.
      takes advantage of the dual-channel structure of the human information processing system by means of text, pictures and audio.
    • 10. The Solution
      gives learners a sense of interaction with the teacher while watching the lecture (social presence).
      reduces students’ cognitive load by helping them select and organize what is important.
    • 11. Features
      RealShow 1.0 helps presenters to:
      Open and display already made real PowerPoint slides within the same window.
      Extract slide note attached to each slide and display it in a small text box beside the slide for easy narration.
      Navigate through slides the same as they move in PowerPoint full screen mode.
      Display current slide number, title and total number of slides in the status bar.
    • 12. Features
      Recognize any number of USB or integrated webcams, with the possibility to change video format and properties. 
      Display presenter's video in a full screen mode, within or beside the slide window.
      Illustrate and explain content using a simple whiteboard with useful tools for illustration.
      Record presentations as a video file in different formats.
      Pause, resume and stop recording.
    • 13. Implications
      E-Learning and distance education courses.
      Blended learning environments (supportive materials).
      Learners with disabilities: - Deaf/hearing impaired learners.- Physically disabled learners.- Learners with medical conditions.
      Learners with learning or perceptual disabilities.
      Job interviews.
      Knowledge sharing and remote/virtual conference participation.
    • 14. 14
    • 15. The End
      For more information, please contact the developer:
      Dr. Alaa Sadik