Camtasia, iTunes, & iPads

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I teach developmental math at a community college and have been using Camtasia to record math videos. I started making them available through my faculty web site (no longer available), moved them to a streaming server (the number of hits slowed the server) and finally moved to iTunes U. This was an off campus solution (our IT only allowed iTunes on few lab computers) or a BYOD on campus solution.

One year ago I became one of two instructors involved in an iPad project. Since then my area including Developmental Studies and the Student Tutoring and Computer Lab had acquired another cart of iPads for use in our classrooms and lab.

I set up my assignments using QR codes. A QR code reader is one of the APPS on the iPads. Students can scan the code and go directly to videos for that specific section of work being done. No logging on to an LMS, and then clicking multiple times to get to the same videos. Up to 3000 hits from 25 students in a 4 week window. Data suggests retention and grades improve.
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LaVonne Vichlach

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  • excited!!!!!!!

Posted 6 years ago

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Troy Stein, Employee

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Hi LaVonne, that's fantastic news! So creative! Well done!

Do your students have iPads? If they do, you might want to check out our free app called Ask3, which automatically delivers videos to your students and allows them to respond to you and each other inside the video.

I would love to chat with you about the retention and grades, if you get a minute. I work on our EDU team to improve our apps for teachers and students. I think we could learn quite a bit from you. :)

My email (obscured to reduce spam) is t dot stein at techsmith dot com. If you get a minute, drop me a line, so we can chat. :)

- Troy

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