Converting Lectures Into Vodcasts & Podcasts For Mobile Devices Options For Pc & Mac Users


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Ways to convert your PowerPoint presentation into a Vodcast or Podcast for mobile media for your students. PC, Mac and online applications are discussed. Comments are welcome.

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Converting Lectures Into Vodcasts & Podcasts For Mobile Devices Options For Pc & Mac Users

  1. 1. Converting Lectures into Vodcasts & Podcasts for Mobile Devices: Options for PC & Mac Users<br />Convergence and Society Conference<br />“The Changing Media Landscape”<br />November, 2009<br />
  2. 2. The Student Today<br />Student expectations<br />Constant access to information <br />In the classroom and out<br />Information that is portable<br />What they are used to<br />Grew up with the computer<br />How many of your students have cell phones?<br />How many of those are smart phones?<br />
  3. 3. Why bother?<br />Technology is part of our students way of life<br />It makes sense to teach them with what they are familiar with<br />Keeping up with the neighbors<br />Over half of top 500 schools use iTunes U to distribute course content to their students<br />Mobile content works<br />Extends the learning experience beyond the classroom<br />Flexibility and mobility<br />
  4. 4. Why bother?<br />Another learning tool<br />Review and entire lecture or specific section they are having trouble understanding<br />Less frantic note-taking and more participation in class<br />Home with N1H1<br />How stuffy are you?<br />Allows you to connect to your students on their own turf<br />
  5. 5. Why bother?<br />The McKinney Study<br />32 students attend class in person and receive a printout of the lecture<br />32 students downloaded a Vodcast of the same lecture synchronized with video of the slides<br />Results <br />Lecture-only students <br />Took notes = 62 average<br />Podcast students<br />No notes = 62 average<br />Took notes = 71 average<br />Listened more than once and took notes = 77 average<br />
  6. 6. Why bother?<br />My informal study<br />Vodcasts of software operation of Final Cut Studio lectures for production level 2 & 3 students<br />PowerPoints lectures also available online<br />Results <br />Students who downloaded at least one PowerPoint lecture<br />Around 50% in each class<br />Students who downloaded at least one Vodcast lecture<br />3-4 students out of 16-20 in each class<br />
  7. 7. My Vodcast Users<br />Characteristics<br />The brighter bulbs on my Christmas tree<br />More motivated<br />Good time-managers<br />Overall better students than their peers<br />Vodcastsdidn’t make them that way<br />Simply another learning tool for them to utilize to help them achieve their academic goals<br />
  8. 8. Outcome of my study<br />No more lecture vodcasts<br />For me, for now<br />Create video tutorial short videos focusing on one subject area<br />No more than 15 minutes long<br />Expected results<br />Saves time for students<br />No shuttling though entire lecture<br />Download only what they need<br />Focus on one particular area of interest<br />Saves time for me <br />Can do one short video on one take – no editing needed<br />
  9. 9. Tools for Professors<br />What do you need?<br />Long screencasts - whole lectures<br />Probably need a tool with post editing capabilities<br />Short screencasts – narrow topic<br />Do it all in one take – no need for editing<br />Other enhancements needed? <br />Annotations, adding images, music<br />What could your students use?<br />
  10. 10. PC Solutions<br />TechSmithCamtasia Studio<br />Toolbar added to your PowerPoint to capture while in the program<br />Capture screen or section of screen<br />Editing capabilities<br />Annotations and zooming in and out<br />30 day demo<br />Just released Mac version<br />Price $300<br />
  11. 11. PC Solutions<br />Adobe Captivate<br />This application has the most features, but also the most costly<br />Interactive functions like quizzes<br />Text-to-speech function will read yourslides<br />Can personalize the learning experience<br />Remembers user name<br />Trial download available<br />Price: $800<br />
  12. 12. PC Solutions<br />CamStudio Open Source<br />Records screen and audio into AVI videos<br />Full screen or screen portion<br />Format can also be converted to Flash videos<br />Flash video bug in this version (2.0)<br />Will not play in Netscape or Firefox<br />Need to add additional HTML to work<br />New addition will fix this bug (2.5)<br />Captions, picture-in-picture to include web cam<br />Price: Box $20 or download Free<br />
  13. 13. PC Solutions<br />Deskshare My Screen Recorder<br />Captures desktop or portion of desktop into AVI video<br />Organizes your recordings into folders right in the program<br />Pro version also creates Flash, WMV and self-playing executable files on CD and DVD<br />Price $50<br />
  14. 14. PC Solutions<br />NCH Software Debut<br />Can record from screen or other inputs like VHS and webcam<br />Free edition features<br />?? – not listed on website<br />Pro edition features<br />Videos saved to AVI, WMV, Flash, MPG and 3GP<br />Photo snapshots, captions and videoeffects<br />Pro edition price: $65<br />
  15. 15. PC Solutions<br />Small Video Screen Video Capture<br />Screen recorder or snapshot maker<br />Videos saved to AVI format<br />Compression MSVideo1, MPG4 and DivX<br />Set capture quality, frame rate and audio quality<br />Pause your capture with a hot key<br />Price: Free<br />
  16. 16. PC Solutions<br />Blueberry Software BB FlashBack<br />Similar to Camtasia and Captivate<br />Add text, sound effects, music and images<br />Zoom in and out<br />Good choice for slower PC’s<br />Doesn’t affect pc performance while recording<br />Videos saved as Mov, Flash, AVI and WMV<br />Price: $200<br />
  17. 17. Mac Solutions<br />Ambrosia Software SnapzPro X<br />Record screen, portion of screen or take snapshots<br />Records QuickTime videos<br />Set size and frame rate<br />Make them Final Cut or web ready<br />What I am using now<br />Price: $70<br />
  18. 18. Mac Solutions<br />TelestreamScreenFlow<br />Similar to Camtasia<br />Built-in editor, callouts, and other similar features<br />Export your video to WMV, Flash and Mov<br />Online tutorials<br />Trial version available<br />Price: $100<br />
  19. 19. Mac Solutions<br />ShinyWhiteBoxiShowU HD<br />Video capture presets<br />Final Cut or web ready<br />Upload directly to YouTube or Blip.TV<br />Pro version:<br />Watermarking, hot key recording, shows keys and mouse actions, audio mixing<br />Classic version: $30<br />Pro version: $60<br />
  20. 20. Mac Solutions<br />TechSmith Jing<br />Screen capture up to 15 minutes, snapshot maker<br />Sun icon lives on your desktop<br />Free account online to store your videos<br />Code to embed your video on a web page or link to their server<br />No editing features<br />Works on PC, too<br />Price: Free<br />Pro version available<br />
  21. 21. Mac Solutions<br />Mien Software ScreenRecord<br />Screen capture or a portion of your screen<br />Saves video to QuickTime<br />Studio version includes editing tools<br />Combination of ScreenRecord & MediaEdit<br />Add images, other video and audio,picture-in-picture<br />Classic version: $16<br />Studio version: $40<br />
  22. 22. Mac Solutions<br />Decimus Software Screen Mimic<br />Captures screencasts as QuickTime or Flash videos<br />Mouse tracking and visual feedback on mouse clicks<br />Editing features include transitionsand audio dubbing<br />Price: $65<br />
  23. 23. Mac Solutions<br />Synium Software Screenium<br />Capture in high definition or other presets<br />Mouse pointer visualization, multi-channel audio input, text overlays and picture-in-picture<br />Available in multiple languages<br />French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch<br />Price: $30<br />
  24. 24. Online Solutions<br />Screen Toaster<br />Capture screen or portion of screen<br />Hot key support to pause your recording<br />Some post editing<br />Add captions, but no cutting and pasting<br />Post on their server for free<br />Embed code or link to their site<br />Price: Free<br />
  25. 25. Online Solutions<br />Screencast-O-Matic<br />Works much the same as Screen Toaster<br />Record up to 15 minutes<br />Keep your files on their server for free or save them as WMV, QuickTime or Flash files<br />Price: Free<br />
  26. 26. Make Podcasts Available to Students<br />Three options<br />Choose an application that will stow the screencasts for you<br />Camtasia, Screen Toaster, Screencast-O-Matic<br />Make them accessible on your Blackboard<br />Stow them there directly<br />Stow on streaming server and link to them<br />Upload them to your course on iTunes U<br />More iPod friendly<br />
  27. 27. Make Podcasts Available to Students<br />Choose an application that will stow the screencasts for you<br />If you need editing capabilities look for software that will provide server space for you<br />Camtasia, other?<br />If you don’t need editing toolsthese free online applicationsshould do the job<br />Screen Toaster, Screencast-O-Matic<br />
  28. 28. Make Podcasts Available to Students<br />Make them accessible on your Blackboard<br />Stow them there directly<br />All right if you only have a few videos<br />Stow on streaming server and link to them<br />Create a RSTP account<br />Ask for 10GB space<br />Find out URLs<br /> Where your files willbe stored<br />The link to access yourfiles<br />
  29. 29. Make Podcasts Available to Students<br />Upload them to your course on iTunes U<br />Set up your course on iTunes U at your school<br />Contact iTunes U administrators to create a course for you with administrative rights<br />Upload your content there<br />Set access privileges<br />Only your students, all university students, general public<br />Upload and download or download only<br />
  30. 30. Links to these applications and more detail available on the paper<br />Convergence and Society Conference<br />“The Changing Media Landscape”<br />November, 2009<br />