Posts tagged new media

Staff Blog: Create and Publish Narrated Presentations on the Web


COBL staffer Carolyn has written a great post about creating narrated presentations…which is something that should be easier than it is! Here’s an excerpt:

Narrated presentations are quite popular these days. I’m sure you’ve seen more than a few examples by now; we’ve used Articulate (expensive and not mobile friendly) and SlideShare (free, kinda clunky) in the past but have still not found the perfect solution. The problem is not creating the narrations (PowerPoint has had a narration feature for years), it’s distributing them with a manageable file size. Since PowerPoint does not compress the audio, a 10min. narrated presentation could be about upwards of 5GB! That would take a long time to download, even on the fasted connection. My solution utilizes two awesome and FREE web-based tools, which means there’s nothing for you or your students to download:


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to read the full post.


Why you should be using Screenr in your online classroom


Screenr helps you make quick screencasts for your students and provides you with a variety of distribution methods. If you’re already invested in Jing, you may want to take a second look . Carolyn Kraut, Instructional Designer with COBL, has outlined a few key reasons why you should make the switch.

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How does distance learning, social networking, and other new media enrich your life?


Assistant Director of COBL, Terence Armentano, answers the question, “How does distance learning, social networking, and other new media enrich your life…your career?”

His twitter answer: “Distance technologies enable us to prioritize our lives around the things that matter most to us, such as our families, friends, community, and organizations we are passionate about.” His blog answer, offering more detail, can be found here.


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