Hi folks,

I just had to share this! Quite often, the challenges of delivering audio/visual instruction include bandwidth, compression, format, and clarity of content – not to mention cost of software. Well, there is a great tool being offered by TechSmith: The Jing Project.

This tool is AWESOME! If you need to create content to deliver via streaming, this is the tool! It is available for multiple platforms – so no more arguments over PC/Mac. It is easily installed and it runs in the background – it’s there when you need it. It’s easy to use, has a quick instruction guide, and it stores your projects on THEIR servers so you’re not eating up your memory or bandwidth. Just click, create, and then link to the file from your site.  They provide you with 200MB of hosting space and 1GB of bandwidth a month.  That’s sufficient for hosting a few short video tutorials accessed by a class of say 20-25 student users a month.

I’ve never seen clearer screen captures and video-captures of my desktop. It’s AMAZING! So, check this out. They have stated that it is FREE for now (with free sign up), but may become a pay-for-use service later. However, they will provide you with a reasonable time window to allow you to make that decision and download all of your files prior to going to a for-fee service.


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Social Sites for publicizing:

  • http://www.flickr.com – allows for you to post and tag your work, allow for download or copyright protect (is occasionally searched by big production houses for work to purchase and sell for royalty)
  • http://irovr.com/ – for ipod touch and iphone users
  • http://stumbleupon.com – the tags you create increase your visibility in the search
  • http://twitter.com – use to post updates to your blog on professional topics
  • http://linkedin.com – network with other professionals, get on the boardshttp://epsilen.com – once you get ccsf.edu email address (projected Fall 2009), sign-up is free – you can post your portfolio (choose public or selectively share) and participate in online communities.

In-person networking and online community sites: