8/22/2014

Reviews

PresentationTube: A New Way for Producing & Sharing Video Presentations
EdTechReview

New Non-Profit Project PresentationTube Allows Teachers and Students to Produce and Share Video Presentations Online
Reuters

Presentationtube.net: Presentation recorder and video sharing network
MustSeeOn.Net

New Video Site Provides Free Presentation Capture and Delivery to Educators
THE Journal

New Non-Profit Project PresentationTube Allows Teachers and Students to Produce and Share Video Presentations Online
PR Newswire

PresentationTube network for producing and sharing video presentations has been launched
PRweb

PresentationTube network for producing and sharing video presentations has been launched
Yahoo News

PresentationTube From Dr. Alaa Sadik Revamps Presentations To Fit The Modern Age
KillerStartups

PresentationTube Network has been launched
Online PR Media

Tech in the Classroom: PresentationTube
EducationWorld

PresentationTube: Make and view great video presentations simply and easily
Feedmyapp

PresentationTube
TeachersFirst

PresentationTube.net
E-Teaching

50 Web 2.0 Sites for Schools
Tech & Learning

70+ Presentation Creation & Hosting Tool
Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies

Create Amazing Online Presentations for Free with PresentationTube
Life360View.com

PresentationTube: The YouTube of Video Presentations
PRLOG

PresentationTube: The YouTube of Video Presentations
PressReleasePoint

PresentationTube.net launched: Network for Producing and sharing video presentations
Technology Africa
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PresentationTube: The YouTube of Presentations
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PresentationTube: The YouTube of Video Presentations
CNN iReport

Record PowerPoint Video Presentations Without Internet Connection Via PresentationTube
Visionwiz

5/24/2014

Latest Newsletter: PresentationTube Recorder Ver.3.10

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PresentationTube Recorder Ver.3.10
We are very pleased to announce the release of the new PresentationTube Recorder version 3.10 with major updates in the Recorder and the online video sharing platform. New features include: 

- New widescreen video recording output (16:9).
- New VPT video format for uploading & sharing video presentations via PresentationTube. 
- Enhanced slides & audio synchronization.
- Desktop activity recording fumction.
- Supporting unlimited number of webcams.
- Integrated web browser with zooming in/out capability.
New Interface
Version 3.10

5/22/2014

PresentationTube Recorder Ver. 3.10 has been released



PresentationTube Recorder is a simple tool designed to help instructors, students and business professionals record their presentations from the comfort of home or office, and without the need to have Internet connection while recording. The Recorder synchronizes a variety of visual aids including PowerPoint slides, Webcam streaming, whiteboard, drawing board, Web browser content, Desktop recording . With visual aids, like the drawing board, presenters can draw lines, curves, graphs, and shapes on the screen to emphasize or clarify their ideas, so the demonstration can be clearer. The whiteboard helps presenters to type text while presenting using the keyboard making it an ideal tool to add more details, or explain equations using words, numbers, and symbols.
The new version 3.10 has been released. Download now for free.
http://presentationtube.com/record.php

5/16/2014

Recording and Sharing Online Video Presentations

Presentation tools are increasing in popularity and providing powerful tools for creation of instructional materials and accessible information in audio-visual formats. When used appropriately, these tools can support and extend traditional presentations in valuable ways. In lecture settings, Microsoft PowerPoint, for example, has become the dominant presentation tool because it is both readily available and easy-to-use by instructors (Grabe & Grabe 2007). It allows instructors to create and manipulate presentations in a wide variety of contexts that can enhance students’ interests and engagement (Mills & Roblyer, 2006).Presentation tools help instructors clearly identify the main points of a topic or activity while still providing the details through presentation (Loisel & Galer, 2004). Instructors can incorporate multiple types of media formats (e.g., diagram, photo, drawing, sound, animation, video, etc.) that cannot be easily integrated together into one single medium. Learners are also attracted to presentation applications because of graphical, transactional, aesthetic and interactive features they provide. Parette, Blum, Boeckmann & Watts (2009) suggested that regardless of such concerns and problems related to the use of presentation tools, like PowerPoint, it is no longer an issue of whether to use them or not. Instead, instructors must focus on how they can successfully use them inside and outside classrooms to support learners (Parette et al., 2009)

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5/14/2014

Lectures aren't just boring, they're ineffective, too


Are your lectures droning on? Change it up every 10 minutes with more active teaching techniques and more students will succeed, researchers say. A new study finds that undergraduate students in classes with traditional stand-and-deliver lectures are 1.5 times more likely to fail than students in classes that use more stimulating, so-called active learning methods.

“Universities were founded in Western Europe in 1050 and lecturing has been the predominant form of teaching ever since,” says biologist Scott Freeman of the University of Washington, Seattle. But many scholars have challenged the “sage on a stage” approach to teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses, arguing that engaging students with questions or group activities is more effective.

Source: http://news.sciencemag.org/education/2014/05/lectures-arent-just-boring-theyre-ineffective-too-study-finds

3/13/2014

Version 3.0 has been released


We are very pleased to let you know that we just released version 3.0 of PresentationTube Recorder. Now you can record and share widescreen 16:9 video presentations, capture desktop activities, and much more. PresentationTube Recorder is a simple tool designed to help instructors, students and business professionals record their PowerPoint presentations from the comfort of home or office, and without the need to have Internet connection while recording. The Recorder synchronizes presenter's audio and video, PowerPoint slides, drawings, handwritten words and generate videos ready for uploading to PresentationTube network. With visual aids, like the drawing board, presenters can draw lines, curves, graphs, and shapes on the screen to emphasize or clarify their ideas, so the demonstration can be clearer. The whiteboard helps presenters to type text while presenting using the keyboard making it an ideal tool to add more details, or explain equations using words, numbers, and symbols. 

3/01/2014

The Development and Evaluation of a Network for Producing and Sharing Video Presentations

Abstract

This paper describes the technology and methodology used in the development and usability evaluation of a network, named PresentationTube, to help faculty members at Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman, produce and share quality video presentations for their students. The network offers a desktop application for recording video presentations and an online platform to share presentations online. The recorder allows faculty members to narrate and annotate PowerPoint slides and synchronize a variety of visual aids, including webcam footage, whiteboard, drawing board, and web browser. The platform uses YouTube API to upload and integrate videos with scrollable slide thumbnails. Quantitative and qualitative techniques including, quality of video presentation rubric, usability questionnaire, instructors’ interview and students’ perspectives to video presentations questionnaire were implemented to collect data and report on the usability of the network and effectiveness of video presentations. The results of usability evaluation showed that the network was perceived by instructors (n=31) and students (n=218) as effective, efficient, and relevance for self- production and sharing of video presentations. In addition, video presentations (n=187) produced by participants met the criteria of quality of video presentations. Directions for future research and system development are suggested in this study. 

For more details please contact Dr. Alaa Sadik
alaasadik@presentationtube.com

2/24/2014

دمج برزنتيشن تيوب مع يوتيوب كمنصة تفاعلية لرفع و مشاهدة و مشاركة عروض الفيديو التقديمية



بعد ما يقرب من عام علي تطوير و إطلاق شبكة برزنتيشن تيوب لتسجيل و مشاركة عروض الفيديو التقديمية، و التي تم 
تطويرها في جامعة السطان قابوس بسلطنة عمان تحت إشراف الدكتور علاء صادق، أستاذ تكنولوجيا التعليم بقسم تكنولوجيا التعليم و التعلم، تم اليوم رسمياً دمج الموقع كمنصة تفاعلية لرفع و مشاهدة و مشاركة عروض الفيديو التقديمية عبر موقع يوتيوب الشهير باستخدام واجهة برمجة التطبيقات (API).

تمثل هذه الخطوة تطور تقني و اقتصادي هام للموقع بعد زيادة عدد مستخدمي و مطوري العروض في الموقع بشكل كبير و ازديادة تكلفة استضافة و بث عروض الفيديو وكذلك للإستفادة من الخدمات المتميزة في استضافة و بث أفلام الفيديو عبر تقنيات يوتيوب المتطورة و المجانية.

يتميز هذا الدمج بإتاحة الفرصة للمستخدمين بتسجيل عروضهم باستخدام التطبيق المجاني الذي يقدمه الموقع و رفع ملفاتهم مباشرة إلي يوتيوب عبر منصة برزنتيشن تيوب و الإستفادة من الطريقة المبتكرة التي تقدمها المنصة بدمج شرائح العرض القابلة للتصفح مع الفيديو لتمكن المستخدم من مشاهدة مقطع الفيديو المرتبط بالشريحة و التحكم في مدة و كيفية العرض.

يذكر ان منصة برزنتيشن تيوب متوافر باللغتين العربية و الإنجليزية و وصل عدد مستخدميها في المنطقة العربية فقط إلي أكثر من 5000 مستخدم في عدة شهور فقط. للمزيد