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Original Technology - Based Instructional Product

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Original Technology- Based Instructional Products 

 

The completed original, technology-based product instructional product submitted uses the following technology resources

Smart Notebook

A smart notebook is a program used in an interactive presentation. Its use requires one to have a smart board to provide multiple ways to enhance presenting lessons. It is more of a teaching tool that enhances students’ relationship, hence enriching the learning experience (Westerinen, Allard, Estrada & Dougherty, 2015). The pros of using a smart notebook are it offers full control, thus makes interaction easy and flexible. However, they are expensive and may require much time to understand using them.

 

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect categorized as,  presentation software used to create information on web conferencing, learning modules, and user desktop sharing. It gives total control enabling one to develop skills that include branding and content development. It is a teaching and a learning tool that is fast, efficient, and produces positive outcomes. However, it requires skills to manage the software and sometimes it is expensive to purchase and install.

 

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate is a tool used for generating e-learning content such as software demonstrations, software simulations, branched scenarios, and randomized quizzes. It is a new technology that provides interaction among people in a different geographical location. Hence, it is a useful tool for both learning and teaching (Westerinen, Allard, Estrada & Dougherty, 2015). For instance, students can get their online education through this software and teachers can also sell their lectures all around the world through the same device. The benefit of adobe captivate is its versatility compatible, and it utilizes less time. The cons are that it can crush, tends to experience network failure, and costly to use.

 

Camtasia

Camtasia software is a program for creating video tutorials and presentation right through screencast developed and published by Tec smith. Due to its powerful and extensive latest features, it gives a person a chance to record, edit, and share videos on different platforms with essential skills for a given project. The benefits of Camtasia software are that it is reliable and its outcome is good quality. However, it is costly to purchase (Zarour, Abran, Desharnais & Alarifi, 2015).

 

Products

Functions

Pros.

Cons.

Smart Notebook

Used in presentation lessons

Write notes/ automatically convert into editable text

  • Full control
  • Flexible
  • Time-consuming
  • Costly

Adobe Connect

Create information on web conferencing

  • Efficient
  • Activity Builder
  • Fast
  • Skill required
  • Costly

Adobe Captivate

Generates e-learning content

Including simulations/videos

  • Timely
  • Compatible
  • Network failure

Camtasia

Create video tutorials

Primarily for instruction, deliver content without being on location

  • Reliable
  • Used as a replacement to ppt.
  • Expensive to purchase
  • Requires large system space
  • Large files

 

When dealing with geographically disburses and culturally diverse team, the use of technologies that support web-conferencing and tutorials are the most efficient ways of integrating instructions. As such, in the presented setting, the most appropriate software are Adobe Connect, Adobe Captivate, and Camtasia.

References

 

Baleni, Z. G. (2015). Online formative assessment in higher education: Its pros and cons. Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 13(4), 228-236.

Westerinen, W. J., Allard, J. E., Estrada, J., & Dougherty, M. A. (2015). U.S. Patent No. 9,135,599. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Zarour, M., Abran, A., Desharnais, J. M., & Alarifi, A. (2015). An investigation into the best practices for the successful design and implementation of lightweight software process assessment methods: A systematic literature review. Journal of Systems and Software, 101, 180-192.

 

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