Noor Eddin  Amer

Noor Eddin Amer

Scholar Title

MIT EECS — Cisco Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Pentimento for the Authoring of Educational Videos




EECS: BS in computer software engineering, MEng in computer science


Frederic P. Durand


We seek to facilitate the authoring of handwritten educational video lectures and combine the advantages of vector graphics and video editing. Handwritten videos are currently recorded using video screen capture, which makes editing challenging. We believe that the power of digital content creation is in non-sequential iterative refinement. Teachers should be able to start a video lecture without a perfect script, and they should be able to improve their material over the year. To achieve this, I’ll be working on developing Pentimento, an authoring software that dramatically facilitates the authoring and editing of handwritten video lectures. This project deals with the javascript version of Pentimento, to make it possible to create such videos in the browser and across multiple platforms.


“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

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