Streaming e-Learning / Webcasting
This page provides links to resources on the use of streaming media in e-learning to create educational and training webcasts.
Articles in date order, most recent first.
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Added: 14 June 2007
"Streaming video can be an effective component of online delivery. If properly used video components can improve the quality of online learning by offering learners to view processes, procedures, and examples." Ed Mayberry, Learning Circuits, August 2005
Added: 8 August 2005
Here are key questions to ask when using of streaming video for online learning.
"This tutorial covers the different types of video streaming on the internet and introduces the two main methods of streaming video: Streaming servers (true streaming) and HTTP streaming." From the Media College
Updated: 25 June 2005
This tutorial is suitable for people who are familiar with basic digital video concepts, and who understand how websites work
"Multimedia Seeds was designed primarily as a tool for a university course: Audio & Video Information Sources and Delivery). This website is available to anyone who wants to learn more about audio, video, and visual resources"
Added: 4 March 2004
A collection of very useful resources about using audio and video in educational contexts
"Deciding to webcast an event adds a whole new dimension to your project. There are decisions to be made ranging from stage configuration and microphone and camera placement to making sure each speaker and their content is appropriate for broadcasting to the world" Learning to Publish, University of Texas at Austin, 9 December 2003
Added: 14 February 2004
Consider the room, audio and video
"Transform your online presence into a virtual classroom with streaming media services from VitalStream. This kit includes case studies and information to get you started." VitalStream
Added: 18 July 2003
This document provide some useful introductory information about streaming for online learning
"The immediacy of the moving image and the impact of the human voice is powerful. Streaming media can be richly communicative, tapping in to our profound ability to learn from sensory information. Humans are social animals, and we gain much of our initial understanding of others through our visual and auditory capacities. In the realm of online education, it is important to tap these abilities even across the distances that separate participants. Seeing other participants, or hearing their voices, provides a presence and potency that text alone cannot match." Brian Klass, Syllabus Magazine, June 2003
Added: 12 June 2003
Summary: "With the right up-front planning and a mindful eye toward bandwidth consumption, students in your online learning programs can reap the benefits of streaming media while avoiding many of the common frustrations associated with audio, video, and other forms of media on the Web."
"As e-Learning inexorably converges with the world of interactive television we examine the use of the moving image as a learning tool in the past, present and future." Adrian Snook, The Training Foundation, September 2002
Added: 10 May 2003
the past, present and future
"Study shows the use of standards-based video content, powered by a new Internet technology application, increases student achievement." February 2003 Special R3port, THE Journal
Added: 7 March 2003
The use of broadband and streaming video in schools
"The Internet makes learning more accessible and it connects learners together around the world, but it does so at a price. Limited bandwidth has severely restricted the media mix for e-learning and, as a result, limited what we can realistically achieve. Now, alongside ever-improving bandwidth availability, new streaming media technologies are making rich media a reality for more and more organisations. In this article, Clive Shepherd dips a toe into the media stream to check how well it works and what it has to offer the e-learning community." Taktix, Fastrak Consulting, June 2002
Added: 6 June 2002
Streaming media technologies
"We have developed step-by-step tutorials to answer some of the most popular questions users of our technology"
Added: 29 December 2001
Sections on Add audio to your website, Webcast live events and Produce internet presentations by adding audio and video to PowerPoint slide
"Many sites use video to augment their appearance"
Added: 29 December 2001
Some good guidance on how to use video in your website
"Well streaming media plays "on the fly". Effectively it plays as it downloads. The plug in usually starts by buffering the media file (that's storing up some of the file in advance). It then starts playing the buffered material whilst topping up the buffer as it downloads the file so you contine to see or hear the streamed media." Basic Web Resource Site
Added: 29 December 2001
A nice little tutorial about streamed audio and video
This article was specially written for the e-Learning Centre by Joe Bray, Stream UK
"Streaming audio became available on the Web in 1995, but with the development of the Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL), the technology has reached a new level of maturity ... The implications for Web based pedagogy are tremendous. We now have the opportunity to do training on the desktop in a feature-rich open environment." A paper for WebNet 99 by Chad Childers, Ford Motor Company, Frank Rizzo, Ford Motor Company, USA and Linda Bangert, Internet Education Group, USA
Added: 19 August 2001
Article gives a basic background in streaming media technology and looks at how to take advantage of it in an intranet environment
"Trainers who want to add video to their e-learning offerings don't have to rely on professional camera work and complicated and expensive video conversions. Using digital video, trainers can direct, edit, and produce high-quality video themselves." Ryann K Ellis, Learning Circuits, July 2001
Added: 3 August 2001
A good resource for finding out about using digital video in your e-learning solutions. It also provides a guide to some good products.
"A best practices guide for designers and developers. Distance learning via the Web must include rich media in order to be effective. Courseware will not survive if you don't include visuals, animation, interactivity, and narration. These components make training programs effective and give your company a chance at seeing a positive return on investment (ROI)." Jacqueline Beck, e-learning Magazine, August 2001
Added: 3 August 2001
A concise but very useful overview of how to create rich media with examples of the best tools
"Digital video is extremely effective under the right circumstances, but you'll need special equipment, software, and expertise to produce it. In this article I'll detail the tools, procedures, and costs associated with adding video to your e-learning site." Nancy Fulton, e-Learning magazine, July 2001
Added: 16 July 2001
A good overview of how to use video within an e-learning solution
From Illinois Online Network
"You've mastered HTML. You're a graphics guru. But now your clients want to add live broadcasts, music, and high-quality video to their Web sites. It's time to get moving with streaming media, a critical technology for providing rich information on the Web and corporate intranets." CNET Builder.com