Science:Math Department Teaching Resources/Video

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Pencasting

Livescribe smartpens can be used to create video from hand-written notes. The pen records audio that is synchronized with the notes you write.

Screencasting

Screencasts are videos created from computer screen output that are often enhanced with audio narration.

Commonly used Screencasting Products
Product Name License Platform
Camtasia for Mac proprietary Mac
Camtasia Studio proprietary PC
Adobe Captivate proprietary PC, Mac
Jing freeware PC, Mac

The Wikipedia page on Screencasting Software provides a more exhausitve list of current screencasting options.

If you are interested in reading how screencasts have been used in mathematics courses at other institutions, you may also want to read:

  • Ada Lea, Steve Joordensa, Sophie Chrysostomoub, Raymond Grinnellb. Online lecture accessibility and its influence on performance in skills-based courses. Computers & Education, 55(1), 313-319, 2010
  • Robin Kay, Ilona Kletskin. Evaluating the Use of Learning Objects for Improving Calculus Readiness. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 29(1), 87-104. 2010