Free, Open, and Award-Winning Video Editor for Linux, Mac, and Windows!
Type of Material:
Presentations, lectures, homework, group or individual work, in-class, projects.
64-bit Operating System (Linux, OS X, Windows 7/8/10) Multi-core processor with 64-bit support 4GB of RAM (16GB recommended) 500 MB of hard-disk space for installation Optional: Solid-state drive (SSD), if utilizing disk-caching (and an additional 10GB of hard-disk space)
Identify Major Learning Goals:
OpenShot can create stunning videos, films, and animations with an easy-to-use interface and rich feature-set.
Target Student Population:
Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional, Grade School
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
None, though having a basic understanding of non-linear video editing is helpful.
This tool offers no learning content, but rather, serves as a way to present learning content out in the form of produced movies. The task of editing video in this product provides a strong baseline for the concepts of visual communications and digital storytelling.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
There are no associated learning objectives, but rather the material gives students the ability to synthesize information in a deep way through the process of compiling clips and audio and text into a movie. This tool is perfect for a wide variety of disciplines and topics, and can easily be incorporated into a variety of assignment types.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The interface is drag and drop, and requires very little special instruction in order to get used to assembling clips into a polished and cohesive final product. Because it is wholly free and works on multiple OS, this can be offered to students to use to produce videos without any concerns of access issues. The user guide helps to simplify the process of use. For those used to iMovie or MovieMaker, the format is similar.
Other Issues and Comments:
Free download that covers major platforms in use today.
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