Online Lectures using Camtasia

Online Lectures using Camtasia

So I teach an online Human Geography course for HPU, and lately I have been using Camtasia 2 to record PowerPoint-based lectures with video accompaniment. Since the class is asynchronous, I find this is a good way to provide my students with a classroom-type setting. While I have taught the course for two years now, this is the first semester I have added lectures. It’s time consuming now, but I figure I can reuse them in future semesters. More…

Has anyone else used a similar tool? How have your students responded?

Not sure if my edublog is showing up, so here it is again. Happy Sunday, everyone!

Aloha Discussion Post am I posting in the…

Aloha Discussion Post (am I posting in the right area?)

What is your intention for this course (why are you here)?

I teach online for Hawaii Pacific University. While I think my course is a good one, there are things I would like to improve. Hopefully I can share what has worked for me with other participants, and they can do the same.

What issues do you think are important?

With respect to online teaching, I think creating true engagement between students is important. I think the more technology can be integrated to create a familiar environment for students the better. And as always, creating a way in which students can become better learners (rather than simply rewarding the folks who came with more resources) is critical.

How will contribute?

I hope to engage with fellow students through commenting and blogging.

How would you like to see community develop among participants?

I hope that we can all help one another become better online educators through fully engaging.

These types of courses are new for most people. In fact about 90% don’t even participate. How will you overcome the fear of learning in the open and the frustration of using new technology? How do you plan to courageously work through any setbacks, and not give up?

One thing I was taught is that part of using technology is having technological challenges. There will always be glitches- it’s just part of the process. Rather than be frustrated, it’s an exercise in troubleshooting and should be expected.