Found on Laurie the Librarian's blog, announcements for the October and November ALA/ACRL PRIMO (Peer-Reviewed Instructional Material Online) sites of the month. October's is made with Adobe Breeze, and November's with Adobe Captivate.
Quick takeaways for me: I didn't realize Breeze supported ppt slide transitions as well as it does. That's the way to deliver a ppt via the web, and of course, a viable alternative to traditional screencasting packages. The Rutgers example using Captivate is really nice in that it's not just a straight screencast, but incorporates a lot of interactivity into the exercise. My favorite part is when we're doing the memory exercise and the narrator's voice appears to suddenly be speaking from very far away in the shower. Not sure if that was intentional or not, but it's a nice effect (think of the harp music you always get in a flashback scene). I also liked the fact that upon completion, students were left with a PDF takeaway of the key points of the tutorial.
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