Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?
In conventional classroom setting, the teacher uses a large wall screen, whiteboard or flipchart and wants to video everything, including him/herself. But if the camera is pointed at screen or play area, the learners would not be able to read from the video because the low quality of the video output (e.g., contrast, reflective surfaces, glare, shadows, small text, limited area, positioning, etc.). This necessitates having a camera operator to pan and zoom as the teacher works. Therefore, the need was emphasized for the development of an unconventional solution to assist teachers automates the process of producing and effective video materials from PowerPoint presentations.
Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!
PresentationTube provides a video presentation recorder and video sharing network to help instructors, students, virtual presenters, and business professionals produce and share effective video presentations. The recorder synchronizes a variety of visual aids, including presenter's audio and video, PowerPoint slides, drawing board, whiteboard and web browser to generate video presentations ready for uploading to PresentationTube network. The network allows presenters to publish their video presentations and involve the audience via scrollable slide thumbnails, comments, and quizzes. Video presentations can be used in regular classrooms, flipped classrooms, home revisions, e-learning courses, blended learning environments, distance education settings, virtual conferences, and business orientations.