LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! RECORDING CLASSROOM LECTURES – A SIMPLE AND AFFORDABLE APPROACH
Keywords:lecture capture, low enrollment courses, student progression
While the demand for online courses has increased, many students also still want to be educated in a traditional face-to-face environment. Lecture capture offers a way for faculty to teach a class both face-to-face and online simultaneously, making the course accessible to both types of students. By using a camera to record the instructor and the whiteboard along with a screen capture and video editing program such as Camtasia 2000 or OBS Studio, instructors can record their in-person lectures and create high-quality videos that can be posted online. These videos can be used by students who are taking the course in an online format or who were unable to attend class as well as by students who attended the in-person lecture and would like to use the lecture video as a study aid. This paper describes a comparatively low-cost method for recording, editing, and producing online content using lecture capture. The features of two video recording software packages, Camtasia and OBS Studio, are compared, and step-by-step instructions are provided for using both software packages to record classroom lectures.
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