Camtasia and Blackboard: Distributing library instruction to multiple general chemistry lab sections

Melinda Box and  Anne Langley (Chemistry) have used Camtasia screen recording software to create a video to teach students how to find chemistry information online.  The video demonstrations have freed the instructors from having to do the exact same demonstrations for each of 38 laboratory sections, while providing information to which students can refer later, and will allow the instructors to provide more personalized attention to students. More information about their project is here: http://cit.duke.edu/ideas/projects/2008/08/06/libvideo/. Faculty may apply for a Camtasia license from the Duke Digital Initiative at http://dukedigitalinitiative.duke.edu/tools. Camtasia also has a free 30 day trial: http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp.

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Amy Kenyon

Author: Amy Kenyon

Amy plans, implements and assesses faculty development programs for the improvement of teaching and learning, provides programs and resources designed to increase understanding of the teaching and learning process and manages personnel and other resources in the Teaching Innovation group of Learning Innovation. Her interests are in student-centered course and program design, curriculum mapping, assessment and engaging teaching strategies for student learning.