Apr 27, 2015

What free tools can instructors use to easily create videos?

What free tools can you use to create videos (without installing anything)?

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myBrainshark is a free online tool that lets you…
  • upload PowerPoint presentations to the web
  • add audio narrations to each slide (using a microphone or telephone)
  • insert poll questions along the way for students to answer and more!
YouTube’s MyWebcam is a free tool you can use to record short videos using a web cam.

How do instructors use their videos with their students? They..

  • introduce lessons, to emphasize what students should focus on
  • highlight important or commonly misunderstood aspects of an assignment
  • answer frequently asked questions 
  • provide Feedback: Could Video Feedback Replace the Red Pen?
  • introduce themselves to an online class
Where are instructions for creating videos?
  • Attend the May Tech Tools TLC or Register for workshops (available this summer)  
  • Check out Tools for Teaching for instructions for using screencasting, interactive, and collaboration tools; plus you'll find links to free class materials and free online professional development courses
Draus, P. J., Curran M. J., Trempus, M. S., (2014). The Influence of Instructor-Generated Video Content on Student Satisfaction with and Engagement in Asynchronous Online Classes. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. 1 (2), pp.240-254

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