ERIC Number: ED479562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
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Means and Methods in Automatic Courseware Production: Experience and Technical Challenges.
Lauer, Tobias; Ottmann, Thomas
Experience has shown that the production of rich-media content for Web-based courses tends to be extremely cost- and time-consuming. One way for campus-based universities to reduce authoring costs is to automate the production process by using suitable tools for capturing live lectures. This paper describes different technical approaches to presentation recording. Recording systems can be evaluated with respect to a number of criteria, such as recordable input formats, automatic structuring of captured contents, synchronous replay of graphical annotations, and many more. This paper presents a list of these criteria and gives an overview of several existing software tools. It also addresses features, which are not supported by the currently available systems, but which are important for a widespread acceptance of presentation recording, such as more comfortable system-user interaction or a both powerful and efficient representation of electronically captured handwriting. (Contains 16 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software Development, Courseware, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Material Development, Nontraditional Education, Programming
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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