WriteOn â A Tool for Effective Classroom Presentations
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WriteOn is also capable of saving the voice of the instructor, provided there is an audio device attached to the instructorâ s Tablet PC. However, broadcasting the instructorâ s voice is not yet fully supported. The WriteOn tool was developed using Microsoftâ s technologies: Windows Media Encoder and DirectShow of DirectX, as well as Microsoftâ s ConferenceXP API to achieve streaming of the presentation information.
The first chapter explains the need for computer tools used for effective teaching purposes. The second chapter presents the architectural and technical details of WriteOn. Chapter three describes the architecture of the WriteOn tool. Chapters four through six explain the major software components of the system and also give the pros and cons of the DirectShow and Windows Media Encoder technologies. The seventh chapter provides an explanation of the usage of the tool by instructors and students. The eighth chapter presents the experiences of the instructors and students using the WriteOn tool in the classroom and concludes with a discussion of future work in this area. The Appendix V provides a developers guide for those who might like to expand on this open source code.
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