Camtasia is a relatively simple application that is quick to learn. You don’t need a big budget or fancy video editing skills. Start with a template or just record your screen and add a few effects. Create content your viewers actually watch. A video will give you more interaction and help your audience to learn more than with text alone. View more of Camtasia’s features here!

Pedagogical considerations

Camtasia can be used to create video as a component of online or blended learning, or to support a flipped classroom model of instruction. Lecture capture is a key element of Universal Instructional Design and Camtasia offers the auto-creation of closed captions which provide benefits for all learners. 

Multi-media including video can help students connect more fully to subject matter, retain more information, and can help clearly present the significance of ideas and concepts. Learning increases when words and images are combined. Using multi-media to present material using both words and images allows learners two cognitive paths to mentally conceptualize an idea.  

The addition of learner-focused media objects such as interactive video promotes student motivation, improves grades and student outcomes, heightens learning experience, and enhances the possibility for deeper learning of the topic [1].

[1] Tom Harrison (2020) How distance education students perceive the impact of teaching videos on their learning, Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 35:3, 260-276, DOI: 10.1080/02680513.2019.1702518

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