Michael F. Ruffini, professor of teaching and learning, has written a guest blog for TechSmith Blog outlining how teachers can incorporate video in their classroom using the applications PowerPoint and Camtasia.
Driven by significant advances in digital technologies, today videos are much easier to access – whether it be by the Web or mobile devices. Because video is so ubiquitous, it is an invaluable educational tool. Video is revolutionizing the way we teach and learn and is a powerful medium used extensively today in both eLearning and mLearning. For example, online resources, such as TeacherTube, Khan Academy, and YouTube provide thousands of streaming educational video clips for teachers to use in their lessons.
Communication through the use of video can bring lessons to life, initiate discussions, and impact learning on both an emotional and cognitive level. Video can illustrate complex, or abstract concepts, take students anywhere around the world, go back in time, explore beneath the oceans, take a look into a cell, and travel to the moon and beyond! Digital video is revolutionizing the way students learn.The Teacher Cast Academy, or send him a note at mruffini(at)bloomu(dot)edu