is a research-based project. It provides a free software and video sharing network to
facilitate the process of producing and sharing quality and accessible
video content for learners in developing regions, particularly in the
Arab World. Although producing
video tutorials for learners is not a new idea, few simple and efficient
solutions have been applied to help educators prepare accessible video
and flash content, particularly for those who are deaf or tend to be
visual. The software provides a simple technique to integrate popular
PowerPoint slides, freehand drawings, text typing, web pages, and direct
teacher’s video view in one single window. It allows teachers create
video and flash content using several translation techniques, including
facial expressions, natural gestures, and sign language, which help
convey messages. RealShow
encourages teachers in developing nations to produce video content using
a cost-effective solution and share their content via RealShow
website and electronic or mobile media, which can be used to bridge many
RealShow helps educators and presenters apply principles for the design of
multimedia materials and human cognitive processing in delivering their
PowerPoint slides. It takes advantage of the dual-channel structure of
the human information processing system by means of text, pictures and
audio. It promotes active cognitive processing by allowing the presenter
to guide the processes of selecting, organizing, and integrating
information. RealShow gives visual aids and fosters human contact
between the presenter and the audience. The presenter can clearly
identify the main points and communicate in a way that will have the
desired impact on the audience through texts, illustrations, slides, and
visual presence of the presenter.
1. Produce video and flash content
2. Create supportive materials in blended learning and face-to-face
3. Support physically disabled learners or those with medical
conditions who cannot attend classes.
4. Share knowledge and record remote/virtual conference presentations.
5. Prepare pre-recorded video presentations for job interviews.
helps teachers and presenters to:
Focus on vision, as the
hearing impaired student's primary means of receiving
2. Reduce background noise by presenting only one source of
visual information at a time.
Open and display real PowerPoint slides within the same RealShow window. 4. Use their already
made MS PowerPoint slides. 5. Extract slide note and display it in a small text box beside the
slide for easy narration. 6. Navigate through
slides the same as they move in PowerPoint full screen mode, or using
the simple control panel (next, previous, first and last slide). 7. Display current
slide number, title and total number of slides in the status bar. 8. Connect and display
unlimited number of USB or integrated web cams.
9. Display presenter's
video in a full screen mode or within/beside the slide. 10. Display
presentation title and presenter's name beside the presenter's video. 11. Illustrate ideas using slides, text, freehand drawing, and the web. 12. Record presentations as
a video file in standard and flash formats (AVI, WMV, FLV and SWF), with different
recording settings. 13. Pause, resume or stop
Latest Research Articles
The effectiveness of
classroom-based supplementary video presentations in supporting emergent
literacy development in early childhood education (Sadik & Badr,
RealShow: A new way for
producing and communicating virtual conference presentations (Sadik &
The effectiveness of
pre-recorded presentations in improving the quality of interaction in
blended learning environments (Sadik, in progress).
Main Interface: Side Mode
Design of RealShow
Version Version 1.8.3 NEW,
June 16th, 2011 First
release December 25th, 2010
OS All versions of MS Windows.
Windows 7 is recommended.
Standard Windows-style setup wizard with uninstall
License Freeware for
"personal and educational" use only. Using RealShow in a company or other similar scenarios is
classified as commercial use and requires a commercial license.The freeware
version of RealShow has no limitation on features compared to the
purchased version. The only differentiation between the two versions is
little caption of RealShow. To buy the full version please contact me at