The One Button Studio is a simple hardware-and-software combination that allows nontechnical users to make video recordings in a studio environment. A user simply plugs a flash drive into the a USB port and pushes a button to start recording. The software for One Button Studio is available as an open source download, and the required hardware is minimal and not expensive. Video assignments are an increasingly popular way to teach students presentation skills, and this kind of studio makes that process simple, with little if any technical support needed.
The 7 Things You Should Know About... series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning technologies. Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues.
In addition to the 7 Things briefs, you may find other ELI resources useful in addressing teaching, learning, and technology issues at your institution. To learn more, please visit the ELI Resources page.