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Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Welcome to the inventory of freely available online tools and open educational resources for language teaching and learning developed by the ICT-REV project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with specific criteria in mind. Read more

Cam Studio

This is a useful tool designed to record screen and audio activity on your computer. You can use Cam Studio to record videos or to create tutorials for your lessons. Students can also use it when creating video presentations or tutorials. Available extra options include inserting webcam footage of yourself into your recording, adding captions or narrating over your footage.

Evaluation: This is a good resource for customising lessons. It comes with a variety of features such as whole screen recording or just recording a specific section. You can also tailor the quality of your video recording to suit your needs, for example in order to send as an attachment or to upload online. Cam Studio requires installation and comes with a ‘helpfile’ for any questions you may have.

Cost: Free

Website: https://camstudio.org/

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Audio record/edit/share
  • Screen capture
  • Video record/edit/share
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Group/pair work - outsiders
  • Individual work
Content
  • You supply
Skill
  • Speaking
  • Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: High
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): English
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: High. There is no need to create a user account as Cam Studio only collects minimal informatIon from users.
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes
Possibility of the tool to be used for a  range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool) Tailorability (If so, how?) Yes, what you choose to record is entirely your choice.

Interactivity

Technical requirements

Installation required? Yes
Compatibility/Operating System: Windows
Other tech requirements:
 
 
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