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Friday, January 20, 2012

Java Tutorial Screencasts

Back in 2009 I did a bunch of long screecasts to help my students in CSCE 145 learn to program in Java. They were well received but one complaint was that they were too long. This was also reflected in the logs as the number of views for the first video (first one in the semester) was very high but then decreased with each subsequent video.

In the mean time, the Kahn Academy has taught us that 10 minutes seems to be the magic number for online tutoring videos, after that people find it too unwieldily. Thus, I re-did all the videos for this semester. Now I have about 60 Java (and eclipse) tutorial videos. Youtube is gathering data on views. Let's see what happens.