Patrick Crispen's PowerPoint Files: Multimedia
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Accessibility 101: Cutting through the FUD
Topic(s): General Technology, Internet Tools, Multimedia
Last Updated: November 2008
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The next big thing in educational technology isn’t podcasts, wikis, or e-portfolios. Nope. The next big thing is accessibility--making sure that the content that you and your students create and post to the web can be accessed by people with disabilities. Some states even have policies or laws that mandate accessibility. In this fast-paced, one-hour session, we’ll cut through the FUD [fear, uncertainty, and doubt] and introduce you to the concept of accessibility and universal design, explain what the law does and does not say about the classroom content you post online, and introduce you to a bunch of accessibility resources you and your students can start using today.
Creating Podcasts, Vodcasts, and Screencasts (All at the Same Time) with Camtasia Studio
Last Updated: November 2008
Download: coming late December 2008
While there are a LOT of different podcast- and screencast-creation programs out there, few are as user-friendly or powerful as Camtasia Studio. This $179 program lets you record, retouch, and release your own podcasts [iPod audio recordings], vodcasts [iPod video recordings], and screencasts [narrated on-screen training movies] with the click of a few simple buttons. In this one-hour presentation you'll learn everything you need to know to get up and running with Camtasia, and you'll even learn how to get a fully functioning, 30-day working trial copy of Camtasia for free.
Creating Your Own Video Tutorials and Demonstrations Using Camtasia Studio 3.0 for Windows
Want to create interactive video tutorials and demonstrations that you can post online or burn to a CD but don't have time to get a PhD in media arts? Camtasia Studio 3 is for you! Even if you have no multimedia experience, in this one-hour presentation you'll learn everything you need to know to create your own instructional videos using the same multimedia software chosen by 98 percent of the Fortune 100. And while Camtasia Studio 32 isn't exactly cheap [the education price is $149], you'll also learn how you can get a fully-functional, 30 day working trial copy of Camtasia for free.
Fixing Digital Images with the new Adobe Photoshop Elements 3
Is your computer or digital camera overflowing with image files so bright they look like they were taken on the surface of the Sun, so dark they look like they were taken inside of a coat closet during a rolling blackout, or so covered with dust they look like deleted scenes from Lawrence of Arabia? This workshop is for you! This one-hour, PC-based workshop introduces you to Adobe Photoshop Elements, an affordable software package that helps you quickly and easily enhance almost any digital image or photograph. With Photoshop Elements you can transform useless images into something you'll be proud to display in your very own PowerPoint presentations, post to your website or Blackboard course, print on a color printer, or email to your friends and colleagues.
Introduction to Microsoft Producer 2003 for Windows XP or 2000
Last Updated: December 2003
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Microsoft Producer 2003 for PowerPoint 2002 (a.k.a. PowerPoint XP) or PowerPoint 2003 is a free PowerPoint add-in that lets you easily capture, synchronize, and publish audio, video, slides, and images, turning your old PowerPoint slide shows into rich-media presentations that you can easily put on the Internet. Microsoft Producer 2003 is the most exciting thing to happen to PowerPoint in years, and it will forever change the way that you look at PowerPoint slide shows. [Microsoft Producer is only available for PowerPoint 2002 or 2003, and Producer will only run on Windows XP or 2000. Sorry Mac users!]
Screencast Smackdown: Camtasia vs. Captivate
You've probably heard of screenshots—pictures of a user's computer screen. Well, screencasts are movies of a user's computer screen, providing you and your students a simple way to create compelling training, demonstration, and presentation videos, using nothing more than a classroom PC and a microphone. In this one-hour, no-holds-barred, steel-cage grudge match, we'll fire up the two leading Windows screencast programs, TechSmith's Camtasia and Adobe's Captivate, and show you the ins and outs of both. Two will enter. Only one will emerge victorious.
Web Page Design, Part Two: Internet Graphics for the Artistically Challenged
Topic(s): Internet Tools, Multimedia
Last Updated: November 2002
Download: PowerPoint presentation (2.59 MB)
Can't draw a straight line to save your life? Don't worry! This one hour program introduces you to the world of GIFs and JPEGs—you'll even learn the correct way to pronounce "GIF"—and shows you how you can create professional-looking Web page graphics in no time at all. If you are looking for a way to spice up your Web pages, don't miss this!
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