The How Tos of Learning
So how does a professor use visuals for his students? Well there are several options that a professor, instructor, or even a student can produce for e-learning courses.
Most online universities or colleges will have their own program that they use in order to produce their online training videos. If you are a teacher, contact the IT department or that of your own department head to inquire how to go about using their program.
Third party software can be used to make videos, especially those that are geared toward online learning. One company to look into is that of Articule, which provides quality and professional products for making e-learning videos. The price might be a bit high for someone looking to use it for a single use; however, they do have free trials of each of their products.
YouTube is of course, the be-all and sometimes end-all place to find a video. If you have a web cam and a microphone, you could make a video and then post it on the video sharing site. Many tutorials and other courses have been taught and learned on YouTube. If your cell phone allows for video, you could make it that way as well.
An instructor teaching mathematics or the sciences may also consider using Educator.com. This site has video courses to supplement instruction in calculus, trigonometry, algebra, geometry, statistics, biology, physics, chemistry and computer science, authored and delivered by teachers with advanced degrees.