Instructional Technological Tools to Create Online Courses

Kannan Sivaprakasam

Program Director, PSM in Material Science and Instrumentation, St. Cloud State University

Creation of online courses in multimedia format that can be accessed by students anywhere, anytime and on any device is increasingly becoming an efficient teaching and learning option. Screen capture programs are very powerful instructional technological tools to digitize lectures and create course/contents for online dissemination. One of the key challenges faced by instructors keen on creating online course/content is the lack of information about technology resources available and its capabilities. In this workshop we would like to share the resources, innovation and best practices in instructional technological tools that are available. The educational technology tools that we use integrates well with online learning system facilitating enhanced virtual learning environment. During this workshop, demonstration of the powerful features of Camtasia Studio (version 8.3) will be provided along with other tools that allows us to engage with students.