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Narrated Tutorials, Screencasts, Presentations, Videos, Podcasts

Faculty-developed eLearning Content

Faculty members who opt to design an entire hybrid or online course often identify the need to create multimedia-based online instructional resources to support their course. Our team supports faculty success in this realm.

Workshops

Related workshops are offered throughout the year as part of the Building Learning Series.

Faculty can request one-on-one consultations to:

  • Define the rationale for the project
  • Analyze the instructional requirements and learning objectives
  • Identify appropriate instructional strategies
  • Select applicable eLearning development tools
  • Consult on effective use of text, sound, animation and graphics to achieve the desired learning outcomes
  • Train and support in design, development, publishing, implementation and assessment

Popular faculty-developed eLearning resources include:

  • Instructional videos
  • Screencasts
  • Narrated slide presentations
  • Podcasts

Popular eLearning Development Tools used by our Faculty

  • Adobe Connect
    • Can be used to record presentations
    • Recordings are hosted on University server
  • Adobe Presenter
    • Create narrated slide presentations
    • Develop in the familiar PowerPoint environment
    • Can be packaged and imported to LMS
  • Adobe Captivate
    • Import PowerPoint slides or design directly in Captivate
    • Add advanced interactions
    • Publish to HTML5 for mobile-friendly workflow
  • Audacity
    • Easy to learn audio recording program
    • Export to MP3 or WAV
  • CamStudio
  • Camtasia
  • GoAnimate
  • VoiceThread
    • Supported by Penn State
    • Easy to use
    • Accepts PowerPoint files
    • Supports collaborative workflows for student engagement

If you are interested in one-on-one consultation to identify the approach that supports your objectives, contact Mary Ann Mengel (MUM25@psu.edu), instructional multimedia designer.