What is webcasting?
Different from Video Conferencing?
What are the drivers?
Key market technologies
ProLearn Live Trails
ProLearn Summer School 2006
Basic audio-visual equipment for webcasting
Audio-Visual Webcasting Tips
into the PROLEARN network will be a live telepresence architecture
for the streaming of media at scale to professional learners. This
work will be showcased in the PROLEARN Academy context – to
bring expert academic perspectives on Professional Learning into
our community in a live and interactive context”.
The specialist research labs in Universities, like UPM in Spain
and the Open University in the UK, produce technologies and systems
for live webcasting, which tend not to deploy widely out into other
educational and corporate communities.
For example, the KMi Stadium project has a long-running series
of experiments into webcasting models over the last ten years (Scott
et al, 1998; 2005). Whilst important lessons have been learnt from
this work, widespread deployment has not followed. Both corporate
and academic parties in technology enhanced professional learning
still see live webcasting as challenging, despite all this innovation.
In the Prolearn Academy context this work was showcased in a live
series of events associated with the Summer School in Bled, Slovenia
2006; run by the Prolearn partner, JSI. The webcast part of this
event was very successful, and we are now moving to a set of institutional
based trials for late 2006-7.
the D.2.5 deliverable in pdf format here.