Mobile learning can take on various forms and one of those forms can be making available recordings of lessons. Often, it is quite useful for a teacher to record screen captures on a computer and share the lesson with students for on-demand viewing on a handheld device or computer. Product training departments of software companies have done this for years. Providing recorded video instruction and making the file available for students in a variety of formats is a powerful way in which teachers can help students learn and reinforce their learning.
The issue is finding software at affordable prices. Personally, I like to find and use legal copies of free software as teachers do not necessarily have the resources to purchase licenses for expensive screen capture software. One piece of open source software that I’ve used is CamStudio. However, if someone prefers commercial software, TechSmith, the makers of Camtasia, is now offering version 3.1.3 of their screen capture software for free! As of this writing, TechSmith is selling Camtasia version 5. So while the software is not necessarily the most up-to-date, for a teacher, this is a great bargain.
You can download the software for free from the TechSmith website:
TechSmith will e-mail a free software key: