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The Development and Evaluation of a Network for Producing and Sharing Video Presentations

This paper describes the technology and methodology used in the development and usability evaluation of a network, named PresentationTube, to help faculty members at Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman, produce and share quality video presentations for their students. The network offers a desktop application for recording video presentations and an online platform to share presentations online. The recorder allows faculty members to narrate and annotate PowerPoint slides and synchronize a variety of visual aids, including webcam footage, whiteboard, drawing board, and web browser. The platform uses YouTube API to upload and integrate videos with scrollable slide thumbnails. Quantitative and qualitative techniques including, quality of video presentation rubric, usability questionnaire, instructors’ interview and students’ perspectives to video presentations questionnaire were implemented to collect data and report on the usability of the network and effectiveness of video pres…

Improving visual literacy through visuals

Today's culture has become so visual that teachers and students get considerable information from visual elements. These visual elements are increasingly appearing in teaching and learning resources, delivered across a range of media in a variety of formats: textbooks, multimedia presentations, computer tutorials, television programs, and Web resources. Visual information usually comes in the form of line drawings, photographs, maps, diagrams, flowcharts, graphs, time lines, geometrical figures, and Venn diagrams.  Educators believe that using visual treatments helps learners to explore meanings clearly, directly, and easily, and yields positive results. For example, students can learn the word "spoon," but to look at a spoon communicates so much more. By looking at the spoon, students can read the history of eating, utensils, materials, civilization, culture, and habits (Sadik, 2011). Sadik, A. (2011). Improving Pre-Service Teachers' Visual Literacy through Online …

YouTube Video Uploader 3.0 Script (PHP)

YouTube Video Uploader 3.0 is a YouTube API-based PHP script that lets you add YouTube uploading functionality to your own website or web application. It allows your users to upload videos directly to your own YouTube Channel, without the need to sign in to YouTube or even have Google Account. The script uses the latest version (3.0) of YouTube Application Programming Interface (API) to upload videos and and set the video's metadata (title, description, tags, status, and category). The script uses Google OAuth 2.0 endpoints to create web server application that use OAuth 2.0 authorization to access Google APIs. OAuth 2.0 allows you to share specific data with an application while keeping your Google Account usernames, passwords, and other information private. 

While videos are being uploaded, progress bar show the current video upload progress so your users don’t have to second guess how long uploading videos is going to take. You can set video file size limit and video types with …

Screencasting and Screen Recording in the Classroom

Screencasting is the capture all of the action on a computer screen while you are narrating. Screencasts can be made with many tools and are often used to create a tutorial or showcase student content mastery. This page provides links to information, ideas, rubrics, and tools for the creation of screencasts by both teachers and students.

Source: http://www.schrockguide.net/screencasting.html

Presentation Tube: A screen recorder that has it all!

A review by Scott MacCrum
http://ictscotty.blogspot.com/2014/06/presentation-tube-screen-recording.html

I have spent a bit of time today searching for screencasting programs whereby teachers and students can record what is on their computer screens into a film.  I have previously mentioned Community Clips and Screencast-o-matic on this blog and have now found another wonderful program that lets you do the following very easily.

You can record your film and then with a click of a button you can switch between your PowerPoint presentation, Web browser and websites, you can change your webcam position on the screen and even take the webcam off the screen or make your face take up the whole screen, you can draw on the PowerPoint slides and web pages to show annotations when needed and you can do a whole heap more without having to 'jump around from program to program' whilst recording your film (as you can see from the screenshot below that shows the program).

You can then save yo…

Presentation Tube: A Screen Recording Program that Has it All!

I have spent a bit of time today searching for screencasting programs whereby teachers and students can record what is on their computer screens into a film.  I have previously mentioned Community Clips and Screencast-o-matic on this blog and have now found another wonderful program that lets you do the following very easily. You can record your film and then with a click of a button you can switch between your PowerPoint presentation, Web browser and websites, you can change your webcam position on the screen and even take the webcam off the screen or make your face take up the whole screen, you can draw on the PowerPoint slides and web pages to show annotations when needed and you can do a whole heap more without having to 'jump around from program to program' whilst recording your film (as you can see from the screenshot below that shows the program). You can then save your film as a .wmv file to give to other people on a USB stick or on your VLE/Fronter page.  I really lik…

Record your screen and more with PresentationTube

PresentationTube is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn the video.

PresentationTube can also add screen captions to your recordings in seconds and with the unique Video Annotation feature you can even personalize your videos by including a webcam movie of yourself "picture-in-picture" over your desktop.

PresentationTube also comes with its own Lossless Codec that produces crystal clear results with a much smaller filesize compared with other more popular codecs, like Microsoft Video 1.

You have total control over the output of your video: you can choose to use custom cursors, to record the whole screen or just a section of it and can reduce or increase the quality of the recording depending on if you want smaller videos

PresentationTube can be learned in a matter of minutes and comes with a comprehensive built-in help file, so if you do manage to get stuck, you can sim…