2013 final application project presentation swiger
Mary Jo SwigerFairmont State UniversitySpring 2013
Overview Looking for a way to share your ideas instantly? Jing is a simple and free Web 2.0 tool to enhance your fast-paced online conversations. Jing tools allow the user to capture what you see, record what you do, and send your screenshots and videos all over the web. http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html
Getting StartedGet started with Jing by clicking the link below and choose:Getting Started Once you have downloaded and installed the free version of Jing, go to screencast.com and create a free account.
The Jing “Sun” and Screencast.com Once Jing has been downloaded the Jing “Sun” will appear on your desktop. You can easily move the Jing “Sun” by clicking on the “Sun” and dragging to a new location. To capture an image: Place your cursor over the Jing “Sun” and click CaptureUse the link below for Jing Tutorials. Jing Tutorials Use the following link for Screencast Tutorials. Screencast Tutorials
Annotating a Screen CaptureUse the Jing tools to annotate your capture. The capture above illustrates a frame with text to annotate the weather report on a computer desktop.The Jing tools provide the user with a comment tool, text tool, font choice and size,highlighting and framing.
Sharing a Screen CaptureUpload your screen capture to screencast, save the capture to yourcomputer, or copy your capture. The “buttons” to perform these tasks arelocated on the bottom tool bar of the capture. http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html
Creating a Jing VideoRecord and narrate what’s happening on your screen.Begin with a screen capture, then click “capture video”, waitfor the count down to begin, then record your voice whileperforming tasks on your computer. You need a microphoneto record your voice, and you also have the option of “nosound”.
Share a VideoUpload to screencast or save to your computer. http://www.screencast.com/#
Delivering Online Education Using JingTeachers using Jing are designing and exploring creative applications oftechnology to promote student learning. Jing would allow teachers to modeldigital-age work and learning by providing screen captures and videos to delivercontent. Some possible suggestions for integrating Jing in online learninginclude students creating video lessons to teach concepts to classmates or evento teachers, teachers providing feedback on major assignments, or recordingshort videos showing the steps to solving complex problems and post them forstudents to review (Grand Canyon University, n.d.). Screencasts can assistlearners in navigating a web environment and multimodal tutorials allows thelearner to watch and watch again (Literary Research Association, n.d.). Jing is atool that has unlimited potential. As users have explored the many options, theresults are amazing. For example, teachers may ask students to explain a task todemonstrate mastery and provide an alternate way to communicate withparents. Anyone can use Jing to connect with tech support so they can see whatexactly is going on, and embed videos and images to blogs, websites and wikis(UNC Charlotte, 2010). Too, searching the internet for how-to videos yieldedseveral videos for using Jing within Blackboard. In my view and personalexperience, I had an instructor use Jing to assist with an Excel project thatincluded statistics. My success on the project definitely weighted on having thescreen recording available.
Pros and ConsJing is free and easy to use, 2 GB of storage available, and a privacy option tosecure videos for specific individuals or groups. It’s easy to define an area tocapture or record.Ranganathan & Nygard (2010) state, “Although the free version of JingSoftware can be used for quick tutorials of producing such simulationtools, each recording video session cannot exceed more than five minuteswith the free version. For any extended Screenshot capture, one has to relyon other purchase software Snagit 9 or JingPro” (p.6).
Future for JingAs with many Web 2.0 tools, Jing is free with limited features. SoTechSmith, the website to choose a tool that will fit your specific needsoffers upgraded versions. To better meet the needs ofcustomers, TechSmith retired Jing Pro to the free version of Jing. Afterlistening to customers, a choice was made to use Snagit, a tool that ends thefive minute video limit. Snagit is the perfect tool for MPEG-4 video andyoutube uploading. Of course there is a one-time fee, and the possibility ofreceiving a discount for educators, colleges and universities(TechSmith, 1995-2013). Users of Web 2.0 tools must be willing to adapt tochanges that are made by the tool designers, and frequently review the Web2.0 tool sites for updates.
Conclusion“Because Web 2.0 allows users to interact with one another or within thegroup rather than passively consuming information, these tools are an idealmatch for online instruction” (Tunks, 2012). Therefore, instructors usingWeb 2.0 tools, such as Jing, with careful planning and meaningful integrationwill most likely affect student learning and engagement in a positivemanner.As online courses increase in popularity, the need for instructors tocommunicate, support and personalize learning is essential. I believe thereis a right way and a wrong way to implement Web 2.0 tools in courses. In myopinion, there needs to be scaffolding and connections within assignmentsto enhance student understanding.
ReferenceGrand Canyon University Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching.(n.d.) Technology teaching tools. Retrieved fromhttp://cirt.gcu.edu/teaching/tools/jingLiterary Research Association Research and Repository. Digital text andtools. (n.d.) Retrieved fromhttp://sites.google.com/site/textsandtools/techtutorials//screencasts/jingRanganathan, P. & Nygard, K. (2010). Computer (jing) based teaching invirtual engineering laboratories. International Conference on EngineeringEducation. Retrieved fromTechSmith.(1995-2013). Retrieved from http://www.techsmith.com/jing.htmlTunks, K. W. (2012). An introduction and guide to enhancing onlineinstruction with Web 2.0 Tools. Journal Of Educators Online, 9(2),UNC Charlotte. (2010). Teaching with technology. Retrieved fromhttp://guides.library.uncc.edu/content.php?pid=319548&sid=2634434