Babson College (MA) Finds Video Success on the Small Screen

By simplifying creation of videos with slides, audio, and other features, this business college has seen adoption of the practice taken up by nearly 60 percent of faculty. And now other departments are getting in on the act too. reports that faculty at Babson College in Babson Park, MA have been integrating video into their courses “strongly” since about 2003 or 2004. Back then, most of the videos followed one of two kinds of formats. The first were “talking PowerPoints,” where a slide presentation would have audio added and the results would be encoded in multiple formats for different kinds of devices and posted to a server for student. Those would be created using products such as Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter, and TechSmith Camtasia. The second kind required an instructor to go into the college studio and work with instructional technology staff to create the video, including labor-intensive post-production using Adobe Premiere or Apple Final Cut Pro or similar products.


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