Using Pencasts to Explain, Demonstrate, and Connect

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Bill McLaughlin and Chris Bahn, both of Montana State University, nearly simultaneously hit on the same idea after seeing a demonstration of a Smartpen, a pen with a built-in recorder that enables students to capture audio to notes they take on a special paper in class. They thought, it’s an interesting technology that seems like it would be helpful for students, but what about its potential uses as a way for instructors to produce online content?  

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