Screencasting & elearning on a shoestring

November 2, 2007 at 8:20 pm

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Slideshare
zoho show (can work offline)
google presentations

drupal chat – works around filters and firewalls
single party clients –
AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Gtalk
Group chat requires some knowledge
Have to have an account for specific platform
often blocked by firewalls

Third party clients
Can talk to multiple protocol chats
run AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Jabber all at once
requires download

Meebo
multi-client
doesn’t require download

Group clients
Anyone can participate without login or account
can be made private if desired
Similar to IRC channel
easy to access
Often embeddable in website
Campfire
MeeboRooms

Blogs
Blogger – hosted, has added a lot of features
can have your own domain
Word Press
.com, .org, .MU
Open source
flexibility
Akismet
importing
posts to the future
auto saves

Movable type
non-hosted
free for personal use, but not multiple users
fees for support, etc.
integrates with your authentication system
junk mail file
tags and widgets
email notification

Screencasting
Camtasia
Can have
true video
PPT
Screencapture
blended together

Complex to use

Can export to
Flash
Quicktime
AVI
RealMedia
iPod video

Macromedia captivate
Simple to use
Exports as flash
not full motion screen capture

Camstudio
Free
Open Source
Windows only
Very simplistic
Exports as AVI of Flash

iShowU
Mac
Exports to lots of different formats
captures screen and voice

Blip.tv
place to store screencasts
can post to blog
allows you to archive at Internet Archive
Make a flash file for viewing
keeps your original

Webcasting
most expensive part of any project
tools are expensive – created for businesses
OPAL – online programming for all libraries
only works with PC and IE

DimDim
open source
installed, free (techie only)
hosted, $8/month
browser based
multi-user chat
records and archives
No mac, but works with IE and Firefox

Zoho meeting
free, while in beta
person who’s running it has to have install
works on everything
broadcasts presenter’s computer to attendees

Vmukti Meeting Place
free, open source
no install
open or private meetings
audio, video, web conferencing
must install and run on server with a MySQL database
support is free but there is installation support for $100

Podcasting
Audacity
create audio files
import existing audio
edit
trim, adjust levels, fade in and out
Create MP3
Set IDE tags

OurMedia
can upload audio or video
create a podcast feed
add content to the Internet, archive automatically if desired
Apply creative commons license to your work
Feedburner
create feed for podcasts
add information for iTunes
keep stats of subscribers

iTunes University
organize content by course
upload audio files
add/edit track IDE tags

Podpress
Wordpress plugin
create a podcast feed off a wordpress blog
upload audio files
collect stats
add podcast to iTunes and other directories
embed audio in blog

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