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Using Camtasia To Create Video Tutorials: Students As Academic Partners Project Report.

Kuzma, Joanne and Williams, N. (2014) Using Camtasia To Create Video Tutorials: Students As Academic Partners Project Report. Project Report. University of Worcester Journal of Learning & Teaching, Worcester, UK.

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The aim of this project was to create a series of online video tutorials for a Level 4 module (COMP1342 – Creative Computing). For various reasons, students may miss a seminar or prefer a different learning style than is presented during a specific Computing session. Thus, some students may benefit from having a series of online tutorials that present similar information presented in a specific seminar. Web links to the videos can be posted to Blackboard where students may view the online tutorials at their convenience.

The project was led by a Computing tutor who supervised a Computing student who created six weeks of online video-based tutorials for the COMP1342 module. The tutorials were created with Camtasia, a software product which records both the computer screen activity and audio from the speaker. This can be especially valuable for creating tutorials of computer-based lessons.

Results of the first four weeks where the content was available showed that an average of 21% of students did watch the video tutorials. Several students expressed the appreciation of having tutorials that they could watch at their convenience, especially if they did not fully understand the lesson presented in the regular class seminar.

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
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Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (WJLT) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by the University of Worcester to disseminate academic articles, project reports and personal perspectives about Learning and Teaching written by staff associated with the University and its partners.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: online tutorials, screen capture software, Camtasia, learning, teaching, Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
Depositing User: Joanne Kuzma
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2014 13:54
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:05

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