At TechSmith, we’ve always believed the joy of learning is experienced more often when we’re engaged in the process of learning, whether that’s coming up with a dazzling new idea, creating the materials to spread the idea, or collaborating to make the ideas better. It has been a long standing promise from TechSmith to ensure users of our software are always armed with the best methods available for clearly and succinctly communicating with their audiences, whether that’s in the classroom, in the boardroom or on the playing field.
To the Future
Today, TechSmith takes a big step forward with this promise by acquiring key technology from Knowmia, which has some of the best apps and services we’ve seen for educators and learners. Knowmia, Knowmia Teach and Knowmia Teach Pro represent a completely new way to create and assemble interactive video content on both mobile and web-based platforms. By acquiring Knowmia’s technology, TechSmith now offers the ability for teachers, students and business professionals to excel with video-based learning in a very natural manner.
Knowmia Teach makes it easy to import your own visual aids, organize them in easy steps and record your voice, or your face, to bring them to life. You can record illustrations as you draw them and create sophisticated animation sequences with the simple stroke of a finger. These capabilities are enhanced even further with Knowmia Teach Pro, incorporating website recording, video export to popular video sharing destinations, creating high resolution videos and adding both professional backgrounds and music to your video creations.
Put very simply, Knowmia’s web service, called myKnowmia, lets us all channel our inner Martin Scorsese in a way that’s easier and more elegant than we’ve seen anywhere. When we have an idea or a lesson in mind, we can take video content created from just about anywhere – Knowmia Teach, Teach Pro, existing videos you already have, or you can even import videos from popular video sites (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, Prezi, etc.) – and assemble them along with interactive assessments (in-video quizzes, tests) into a final video lesson or training. Together, these apps and services from Knowmia complement our Snagit, Camtasia and Coach’s Eye products. Everyone who also knows about our TechSmith Relay offering for collecting and organizing college lectures can probably see how things fit together there too. So we just had to bring them to you!
And so, the Journey Begins!
With today’s announcement, we begin a journey to marry the Knowmia apps and services into the TechSmith portfolio of software, and love for learning, working to ensure a very natural, easy experience for everyone who wants to make video part of teaching & training. We really want your thoughts on how we can make the magic happen for you, so please don’t be shy!
We welcome the Knowmia users to TechSmith and look forward to including your ideas in our updated products, and to seeing how you change the way ideas are shared, taught and spread.
Want to try Knowmia Teach Yourself?
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