Frequently Asked Questions: Definition of Terms

 

Camtasia - Camtasia Studio and Camtasia for Mac are screen video capture software, popular in vodcasting. The user defines the area of the screen or the window that is to be captured or the whole screen can be recorded instead. This is set before the recording begins. It is possible to record audio from a microphone or your speakers and Camtasia Studio allows you to place your webcam's video footage on the screen.

Flipped Classroom - The flipped classroom is a model of teaching in which a student’s homework is the traditional lecture viewed outside of class on a vodcast. Then class time is spent on inquiry-based learning which would include what would traditionally be viewed as a student’s homework assignment. Synonymous with Reverse Classroom.

Inquiry-Based Learning – Inquiry-based learning describes a range of philosophical, curricular and pedagogical approaches to teaching. Its core premises include the requirement that learning should be based around student's questions. In this form of instruction, it is proposed that teachers should be viewed as facilitators of learning rather than vessels of knowledge.

Mastery learning - An approach to learning intended to bring all students to a pre-established level of mastery on a set of instructional objectives. Students are taught to well-defined objectives, formatively assessed, given corrective instruction if needed, and then summatively assessed. 

Podcast - Any series of audio files that can be downloaded from the Internet, often released on some regular schedule. Podcasts are named after Apple Computer, Inc.'s iPod portable audio players, though most podcasts are in a format that can be played on virtually any computer or smart phone.

Pre-Vodcasting – An instructional method in which the classroom teacher creates a vodcast of their classroom lecture on a topic or objective for viewing by students before attending class on that topic. See Flipped Classroom.

Reverse Classroom – The reverse classroom is a model of teaching in which a student’s homework is the traditional lecture viewed outside of class on a vodcast. Then class time is spent on inquiry-based learning which would include what would traditionally be viewed as a student’s homework assignment. Synonymous with Flipped Classroom.

Smartphone - a cellular phone offering advanced capabilities, such as a PC-like operating system and Internet access. 

Tablet PC - A wireless personal computer in the form of a notebook and that allows a user to hand-write notes with a stylus or digital pen on a touch screen.


Teacher Tube - TeacherTube is a video sharing website similar to, and based on, YouTube. It is designed to allow those in the educational industry, particularly teachers, to share educational resources such as video, audio, documents, photos, groups and blogs.

Vodcast – A vodcast is a podcast that also incorporates video in addition to audio. They are short screen captures of material with narration by an instructor, typically performed on a Tablet PC or SmartBoard. These digital videos can be observed online or downloaded.Vodcasts can capture solutions to example problems, tools and tips on specific concepts, and supplement lecture notes.

Vodcasting - to create and post a vodcast online. 

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