PresentationTube: A New Way for Sharing Video Presentations
PresentationTube, a new non-profit and research-based network for producing and sharing video presentations has been launched by a professor of educational technology early this year. Within few months PresentationTube received a considerable recognition from many teachers and academicians with more than 10,000 visitors a day, 5,000 subscribers, and 500 video presentations in all topics.
Research conducted by Dr. Sadik revealed that although online presentation applications have become the dominant tools because it is both readily available and easy-to-use, a presenter needs to guide the audience through the presentation, keep their interest, and attract their attention. In other words, if the audience are not seeing and listening to the presenter, then learning from the presentation slides in isolation will be less valuable or impossible.
PresentationTube offers a video presentation recorder and network to help teachers, students, virtual presenters, and business professionals record, upload and share quality and interactive video presentations. The recorder helps presenters clearly identify the main points of a topic or activity while still providing the details through presentation. The recorder integrates a variety of presentation aids and synchronizes presenter's audio and video, PowerPoint slides, hand-written text, drawings, and Web content. PresentationTube presentations provide a scrollable slide thumbnail allowing the user to move to the respective video content and control both the time and progress of video presentation. A video presentation allows interactivity also via comments, allowing the audience to be heard and involved.
PresentationTube video presentations are accessible via desktop and mobile devices, and can be used in regular classrooms, e-learning environments, conferences, and business orientations. PresentationTube is free and videos are hosted on high-speed media streaming servers to provide a rich experience with unlimited bandwidth and storage space.