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Video about doing research

photo by lovebuzz on Flickr

photo by lovebuzz on Flickr

A couple weeks ago I completed a video that I made using Captivate by Adobe.  It is the second in depth video I have created, and it turned out pretty well.  I was able to get a little creative utilizing a variety of creative commons pictures on it.  It is kind of personalized towards some of Champlain’s resources, but it explains the research process well.  Have a look.

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Captivate Tutorial

As part of a practicum I created a Captivate Tutorial about a feature in the database Historical Abstracts. There is a lot of time that goes into making tutorials look professional, but they can be very useful in a number of situations. They are excellent for things like distance learning. Also they can be used over and over by different people until the database or resource changes and the tutorial needs to be updated.

screenshot of CLIO Notes tutorial

I know that I enjoy using tutorials and learning on the web, especially because they are free. Moreover you can learn at your own pace. You can replay something, or watch the tutorial at 3:00 in the morning. They are there at the point of need.

I look forward to doing this more and playing with other free screen capture programs and applications like Jing and CamStudio.