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Recording your lecture – Which is the best option?   Victor Tan Dept of Mathematics BuzzEd 2012
Outline of Talk <ul><li>Why </li></ul><ul><li>What </li></ul><ul><li>Where </li></ul><ul><li>Which </li></ul><ul><li>How <...
Why record lecture <ul><li>E-learning week </li></ul><ul><li>Official trips or conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Public holida...
What are available <ul><li>Main </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Breeze </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Camtasia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Breeze
Camtasia
Ink2Go
Comparison Breeze Camtasia Ink2Go What it records Audio PowerPoint slides Audio Screen capture (Full monitor screen) Audio...
Comparison Breeze Camtasia Ink2Go Created in Windows only Windows & Mac Windows & Mac Recording Slide by slide One take On...
Comparison Breeze Camtasia Ink2Go Webcam Yes No Yes Interactivity Quizzes None None Annotation No   With annotation softwa...
Use Breeze if you… <ul><li>present your lectures using PPT </li></ul><ul><li>do minimal annotation in your presentation </...
Breeze (Best practices) <ul><li>Use animation features of PPT </li></ul><ul><li>Use animated objects to simulate annotatio...
Use Camtasia if you <ul><li>present your lectures using PPT with annotation </li></ul><ul><li>present your lectures using ...
Camtasia (Best practices) <ul><li>Plan your presentation ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Organize your desktop </li></ul><ul><li>G...
Use Ink2Go if you <ul><li>present your lectures using software/applications other than PPT </li></ul><ul><li>need to do a ...
Ink2Go (Best practices) <ul><li>Plan your presentation ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Get all the documents/webpages ready </li><...
Webcast
Webcast <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Screen capture </li></ul><ul><li>Annotation (selected software) </li></ul><ul><li>I...
WebEx
WebEx <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Screen capture </li></ul><ul><li>Annotation </li></ul><ul><li>Indexing (by document) ...
Open Source: Screen2Exe <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>It’s free! </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Screen c...
Concluding Remarks <ul><li>Which is the best option? </li></ul><ul><li>Recorded VS face-to-face lecture </li></ul><ul><li>...
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Recording your lecture – which is the best option?

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By Victor Tan

eLearning week is coming to your faculty. You are not supposed to conduct physical lectures. Let's say you want to do something more than cancelling the lectures or putting lecture notes in IVLE. What can you do? In this talk, the speaker will introduce, compare and comment on the various options of recording the lectures and putting them online. These include Webcast, Breeze, Camtasia, Ink2Go, WebEx and others.

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Recording your lecture – which is the best option?

  1. 1. Recording your lecture – Which is the best option? Victor Tan Dept of Mathematics BuzzEd 2012
  2. 2. Outline of Talk <ul><li>Why </li></ul><ul><li>What </li></ul><ul><li>Where </li></ul><ul><li>Which </li></ul><ul><li>How </li></ul>the need to record lectures are the available software to get the software software should you use to make effective use
  3. 3. Why record lecture <ul><li>E-learning week </li></ul><ul><li>Official trips or conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Public holidays </li></ul><ul><li>Supplementary lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative teaching </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are available <ul><li>Main </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Breeze </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Camtasia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ink2Go </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alternatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Webcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WebEx </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other open sources </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Breeze
  6. 6. Camtasia
  7. 7. Ink2Go
  8. 8. Comparison Breeze Camtasia Ink2Go What it records Audio PowerPoint slides Audio Screen capture (Full monitor screen) Audio Screen capture (Selected area of desktop) Format Flash based webpages Video (MP4) Video (WMV/MOV) Accessible from IVLE Yes Yes Yes Downloadable No Yes Yes
  9. 9. Comparison Breeze Camtasia Ink2Go Created in Windows only Windows & Mac Windows & Mac Recording Slide by slide One take One take Editing Allow changing slide contents and audio Only allow trimming of starting and ending parts None Storing Breeze Server Camtasia Relay Server Ink2Go Server & computer
  10. 10. Comparison Breeze Camtasia Ink2Go Webcam Yes No Yes Interactivity Quizzes None None Annotation No With annotation software Built-in annotation tools Indexing Yes Only for PowerPoint No Uploading Fast Fast Slow
  11. 11. Use Breeze if you… <ul><li>present your lectures using PPT </li></ul><ul><li>do minimal annotation in your presentation </li></ul><ul><li>have access to a window pc </li></ul><ul><li>want to build in some quizzes in your presentation </li></ul><ul><li>intend to modify the recorded lectures for future usage </li></ul>
  12. 12. Breeze (Best practices) <ul><li>Use animation features of PPT </li></ul><ul><li>Use animated objects to simulate annotation </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare scripts for your slides </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be bothered by minor errors in the slides or the speech while recording (you can modify them later) </li></ul><ul><li>Have clear title for each slide </li></ul>
  13. 13. Use Camtasia if you <ul><li>present your lectures using PPT with annotation </li></ul><ul><li>present your lectures using other software/applications </li></ul><ul><li>need to visit webpages during presentation </li></ul><ul><li>need to include video in your presentation </li></ul>
  14. 14. Camtasia (Best practices) <ul><li>Plan your presentation ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Organize your desktop </li></ul><ul><li>Get all the documents/webpages ready </li></ul><ul><li>Use PPT slides to structure your presentation (title for each slide) </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare scripts for your presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Break up your recording into parts (block of 10 minutes) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Use Ink2Go if you <ul><li>present your lectures using software/applications other than PPT </li></ul><ul><li>need to do a lot of annotation (on whiteboard or other applications) </li></ul><ul><li>only want selected part of desktop to be recorded </li></ul>
  16. 16. Ink2Go (Best practices) <ul><li>Plan your presentation ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Get all the documents/webpages ready </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare scripts for your presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Break up your recording into parts (block of 10~15 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarize with the annotation tools </li></ul><ul><li>Make good use of the whiteboard </li></ul>
  17. 17. Webcast
  18. 18. Webcast <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Screen capture </li></ul><ul><li>Annotation (selected software) </li></ul><ul><li>Indexing (by time) </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom view </li></ul><ul><li>Upload directly to IVLE </li></ul><ul><li>Done by the webcast team </li></ul><ul><li>Save time </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Manpower issue </li></ul><ul><li>Venue issue </li></ul><ul><li>Lecturing to an empty room </li></ul><ul><li>No editing possible </li></ul>
  19. 19. WebEx
  20. 20. WebEx <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Screen capture </li></ul><ul><li>Annotation </li></ul><ul><li>Indexing (by document) </li></ul><ul><li>Webcam </li></ul><ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Chat log view </li></ul><ul><li>Small file size </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Steep learning curve </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant required </li></ul><ul><li>Audio quality </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t upload to IVLE directly </li></ul>
  21. 21. Open Source: Screen2Exe <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>It’s free! </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Screen capture </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive editing feature </li></ul><ul><li>Small file size </li></ul><ul><li>No player required </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t upload to IVLE directly </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t play on Mac </li></ul>http://www.screen-record.com/screen2exe.htm
  22. 22. Concluding Remarks <ul><li>Which is the best option? </li></ul><ul><li>Recorded VS face-to-face lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Use mouse-cursor, annotation and animation to enhance presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Collect feedback from students for future improvement </li></ul>

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