Camtasia and SnagIt free!

I’ve been meaning to get a copy of Camtasia for ages and so was really pleased to see, via Tony Karrer’s blog, that version 3.1 is now available to download for free alongwith SnagIT. :-) Was also interested to see the interactive conversational approach to getting across concepts being adopted by Jellyvision and the simple but effective video clips that commoncraft produce (both found via Cathy Moore’s blog). Am looking forward to experimenting with them.  Clearly these have fantastic potential educationally, offering alternative means of presentation and interaction with learners exploiting the full potential affordances of the media. Two questions: How can we get these ideas taken up by teachers, many of whom are still struggling with the basics of their institutional LMS/VLE? How can we ensure that right mix of tools, mapped to learner preferences? 

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