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Version 3.0 has been released


We are very pleased to let you know that we just released version 3.0 of PresentationTube Recorder. Now you can record and share widescreen 16:9 video presentations, capture desktop activities, and much more. PresentationTube Recorder is a simple tool designed to help instructors, students and business professionals record their PowerPoint presentations from the comfort of home or office, and without the need to have Internet connection while recording. The Recorder synchronizes presenter's audio and video, PowerPoint slides, drawings, handwritten words and generate videos ready for uploading to PresentationTube network. With visual aids, like the drawing board, presenters can draw lines, curves, graphs, and shapes on the screen to emphasize or clarify their ideas, so the demonstration can be clearer. The whiteboard helps presenters to type text while presenting using the keyboard making it an ideal tool to add more details, or explain equations using words, numbers, and symbols. 

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

Abstract

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 presentations. The results of usability evaluation showed that the network was perceived by instructors (n=31) and students (n=218) as effective, efficient, and relevance for self- production and sharing of video presentations. In addition, video presentations (n=187) produced by participants met the criteria of quality of video presentations. Directions for future research and system development are suggested in this study. 

For more details please contact Dr. Alaa Sadik
alaasadik@presentationtube.com