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[REBOL] Re: REBOL DOC for teaching - Some criteria I would like to share before applying

From: jason:cunliffe:verizon at: 26-Jan-2004 11:41

> Now, my experience is that you can learn a lot in a minimum amount of time > this way. It works better than executing "commands" on a one by one basis > from a book, since in the video tutorial one can see what is being done.
Great that you are interested in developing along these lines. Over-the-shoulder video-type tutorials can be very helpful to many people. Unfortunately video ..AVI files are huge and while DVD has opened this up enormosly now, it does not solve video's very poor image handling of any screenshots or typographics. A valuable alternative is FlashCast - an editable screen capture and annotation tool which generates Macromedia Flash .SWF format files. Pros-- This results in much smaller file sizes, screen captures are which very crisp and legible. In addition extra annotation including tutorial voice-overs can be recorded and/or loaded. Further interactivity can be added using additional Flash programming techniques and tools. FlashCast can create standalone executables or can be embedded immediately in web pages. Cons -- FlashCast itself is Windows only at this time, though the SWF output is cross-platform [Win, Mac, Linux]. Also it is a commercial third party app. The price seems pretty reasonable at $120 with no restrictions. [30 day Free trial download available]. - Jason