Students using weblectures: do they perform better?

One of the outcomes from recent discussions at University Learning and Teaching Committee about institutional lecture capture policy is that the Teaching Centre have now set up a lecture capture research project, led by Janette Matthews from the Maths Education Centre. This will involve running focus groups and surveys with both staff and students, with aRead more

XLR Audio into iPad

For those of you who are more adventurous and have wondered if it were possible to have an XLR audio input to an iPad then the answer is yes. As you probably know there appears to be only a headphone out on an iPad but no mic input. However the headphone out can be usedRead more

Screencast design

Interested in finding out more about designing and creating screencasts? Take a look at Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia. This blog post clearly describes the key elements of an effective screencast including creating bumpers, suggesting ways to assess students’ learning and how to integrate with other resources such as google forms and the quizRead more

01: Prepare, Script, Audio

Expanding on the hints and tips to help the creation of a screen casting project post, we can recommend a short clip to help with your screen casting preparation. This clip is produced by Techsmith, the creators of Camtasia. 01: Prepare, Script, Audio.Read more

Camtasia Studio vs. Camtasia for Mac

Here at Loughborough the E-learning team run support sessions in the use of Camtasia for the creation of screen casts. The Mac version of the software (Camtasia for Mac) is very usable but is slightly different to the PC version (Camtasia Studio). Those with the option and not clear which platform would suit you hereRead more

More on screencasting

As a supplement to Jenny’s Screencasting Hints and Tips post earlier today, take a look at this new post on the Online Universities blog which covers different ways of projecting yourself to your audience as an academic screencaster. While the best advice is to be yourself, this still allows for a range of possibilities.Read more

Hints and tips to help the creation of a screen casting project.

Are you thinking about or part way through a Screen casting project? The attached guide has been separated into sections: Planning; Recording; Editing; and Producing, designed to help you approach the project in manageable segments. They are primarily for users of Camtasia Studio (screen recording and video editing software from Techsmith), but can assist anyRead more

Recording screencasts on your iPad

If you search through archived posts on this blog, or the Tools for Teaching section, you’ll find plenty of advice on using screen recording applications on PC and Mac such as Camtasia Studio or the Personal Capture variant of ReVIEW / Echo 360. But what if you use an iPad as your main device, as manyRead more

Perfect Podcasts

I attended a Podcasting Special Interest Group last week (MEL SIG). One of the things which I took away from the event was that podcasts do not need to be perfect before being released to our learners. I’m sure we’ve all been in a situation where we create a recording (audio only or a screencast)Read more

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