EASY2REC - GIVING LIFE TO PRESENTIAL CLASSES

A. Vieira de Castro1, D. Palhais2, J. Rocha1, P. Camarinha3, P. Cunha4

1IPP-ISEP (PORTUGAL)
2ISEP - EduGraal (PORTUGAL)
3IPP - ISCAP (PORTUGAL)
4Medidata, EduGraal (PORTUGAL)
Recently It was developed within the universe of Polytechnic of Porto through the efforts union of a teacher and a student an application that lets anyone record video lessons in a simple, fast and intuitive way.

The application was called initially EduGraal and intended to be according to their creators a simple and intuitive lecture recorder solution which did not require additional hardware and that could provide teachers means capable to simulate a real lesson.
This recorded video lesson could after be easily distribute on the Web (ex. on Youtube) or be putted in a LMS (such as Moodle) inside a course.

The solution now called Easy2Rec and it success results of its simplicity and potential to create educational content.

Easy2Rec was recently adopted in all the IES (Higher education institutions) of Portugal once the portuguese NREN (National Research and Education Network) FCT/FCCN (Foundation for National Scientific Computing) has established a strategic partnership with the startup company (Easy2rec) in sense to provide a solution dedicated to the recording of cultural and educational contents that could be used mostly on educational environments.

The main purpose of this document is to present the EASY2REC solution and all the steps since the idea to the startup of a solution that intents to contribute to create global video lessons.

The main features of Easy2rec are:
- Able to capture the most common educational content such as PPT,PDF, Browser accessories , Images, Videos and Whiteboard and the - user at the same time.
- Ability to capture the entire desktop or just a given application.
- Ability to capture video thru a second camera.
- Ability to record audio, video and data;
- HD recording of up to 4k
- Possibility of using external hardware
- Good personalization.

This study intents also to present the needed steps to integrate it with the NREN servers.

A case study will support the presentation of this innovative tool that could help teachers to produce educational resouces and lecture recording mediated by Easy2Rec.