Can Digital Terrestrial Television lead to an inclusive society?  Experiences from the BEACON  t-learning pilots in Sao Pa...
EuroPACE  ivzw <ul><li>European non-profit assocation  of universities, educational organisations  and their networks </li...
Interests & Activities <ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>New Educational Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Mobilit...
Agenda <ul><li>BEACON project data – partnership – aims </li></ul><ul><li>The combination of DTT and eLearning – advantage...
BEACON Project Data <ul><li>BEACON: Brazilian-European Consortium for Digital Terrestrial Television Services </li></ul><u...
Project Partnership
 
Aims <ul><li>Development of  interoperability  between the European (DVB) and the Brazilian (SBTVD)  Digital Terrestrial T...
Interoperability
Didactic Model
Social inclusion
Agenda <ul><li>BEACON project data – partnership – aims </li></ul><ul><li>The combination of DTT and eLearning – advantage...
Why combining Digital Terrestrial Television  with Learning?
Advantages: Technology <ul><li>Everything is available </li></ul><ul><li>No traffic or bandwidth limitations </li></ul><ul...
Advantages: Accessibility <ul><li>Brazil: 95% households – TV </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>20% households – PC and Intern...
Advantages: Learning <ul><li>Training possibilities for the “have-nots” </li></ul><ul><li>Government services directly to ...
Agenda <ul><li>BEACON project data – partnership – aims </li></ul><ul><li>The combination of DTT and eLearning – advantage...
Succes ~ Effectiveness & Reliability <ul><li>Consumer devices ( Set-Top Box) affordable and easy-to-use </li></ul><ul><li>...
Success ~ interoperability <ul><li>If  interoperability  between the different standards for DTT worldwide then </li></ul>...
Agenda <ul><li>BEACON project data – partnership – aims </li></ul><ul><li>The combination of DTT and eLearning – advantage...
Status: Where are we now? <ul><li>Definition of target groups </li></ul><ul><li>User needs analysis - Guidelines for the d...
Definition of target groups <ul><li>higher education school students -Sao Paulo area </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers of people ...
Guidelines for designing t-learning services <ul><li>User Needs Analysis and Context Analysis: </li></ul><ul><li>Interacti...
Design of common user interface-  Course access
DTT Service Centre Installation <ul><li>Service centre system installation (Generation and Transmission Centres) ‏  aimed ...
Service Centre – General Architecture
Transmission Centre Modulator, Up converter and HPA (Digital Transmitter) installed and running.
Transmission Centre Multi Channel Hi Power RF Combiner – final adjusts
Transmission Centre Antenna system installation – Critical lifting activities.
Transmission Centre Digital antenna system installed and running in Paulista Avenue Tower – Sao Paulo
Transmission Centre Spectrum Analyser showing the real output from Fatima Foundation – BEACON – DTV channel (47 UHF) stric...
Generation Centre General view after installing BEACON servers
Generation Centre BEACON DTV Multiplexer and Carousel Console Configuration Screen
Generation Centre BEACON DTV audio and video player console – playlist control screen
Generation Centre Digital radio Link rack to connect the Generation Centre with Transmission Centre.
Agenda <ul><li>BEACON project data – partnership – aims </li></ul><ul><li>The combination of DTT and eLearning – advantage...
Next steps <ul><li>Interoperability aspect of the platform design ... </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot evaluation </li></ul><ul><li...
Platform Design and Development <ul><li>interoperability  for Digital Terrestrial Televison  between Europe (DVB-MHP) and ...
Pilot evaluation  – Target Groups <ul><li>tLearning pilot 1:  training for the Vestibular  ( in the State of Sao Paulo) </...
Pilot Evaluation  – Approach <ul><li>Usability Testing “measuring how well a sample group of future users can use the prot...
Challenges of working in Brazil... <ul><li>Government  </li></ul><ul><li>Customs – equipment being held due to wrong docum...
More information  - website www.beacon-dtt.com Helena Bijnens EuroPACE ivzw Kapeldreef 62 B-3001 Heverlee Belgium, Europe ...
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    1. 1. Can Digital Terrestrial Television lead to an inclusive society? Experiences from the BEACON t-learning pilots in Sao Paulo -Brazil Helena Bijnens @ Diverse 2 July 2008
    2. 2. EuroPACE ivzw <ul><li>European non-profit assocation of universities, educational organisations and their networks </li></ul><ul><li>Hosted by the University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Fostering collaboration in e-learning” </li></ul>
    3. 3. Interests & Activities <ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>New Educational Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Quality in e-learning expert advise, EC projects, networking, Training, publications, events </li></ul>
    4. 4. Agenda <ul><li>BEACON project data – partnership – aims </li></ul><ul><li>The combination of DTT and eLearning – advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Conditions for success </li></ul><ul><li>BEACON status – Where are we now? </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul><ul><li>Some pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges of working in Brazil </li></ul>
    5. 5. BEACON Project Data <ul><li>BEACON: Brazilian-European Consortium for Digital Terrestrial Television Services </li></ul><ul><li>Sixth Framework Programme Priority IST (FP6) </li></ul><ul><li>Launch data: 1 January 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Planned duration: 40 months </li></ul><ul><li>Role EuroPACE: pilot evaluation and dissemination </li></ul>
    6. 6. Project Partnership
    7. 8. Aims <ul><li>Development of interoperability between the European (DVB) and the Brazilian (SBTVD) Digital Terrestrial Television standards </li></ul><ul><li>The definition of a didactic model for distance learning through digital television, a t-learning methodology </li></ul><ul><li>develop innovative t-learning pilot services for social inclusion in the State of Sao Paulo (Brazil) </li></ul>
    8. 9. Interoperability
    9. 10. Didactic Model
    10. 11. Social inclusion
    11. 12. Agenda <ul><li>BEACON project data – partnership – aims </li></ul><ul><li>The combination of DTT and eLearning – advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Conditions for success </li></ul><ul><li>BEACON status – Where are we now? </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul><ul><li>Some pictures ... </li></ul>
    12. 13. Why combining Digital Terrestrial Television with Learning?
    13. 14. Advantages: Technology <ul><li>Everything is available </li></ul><ul><li>No traffic or bandwidth limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul>
    14. 15. Advantages: Accessibility <ul><li>Brazil: 95% households – TV </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>20% households – PC and Internet </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>DTT = enhancement of existing TV sets </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarity with the technology – No ICT skills needed! </li></ul><ul><li>Widest possible audience through t-learning </li></ul>
    15. 16. Advantages: Learning <ul><li>Training possibilities for the “have-nots” </li></ul><ul><li>Government services directly to the home “e-government” </li></ul>
    16. 17. Agenda <ul><li>BEACON project data – partnership – aims </li></ul><ul><li>The combination of DTT and eLearning – advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Conditions for success </li></ul><ul><li>BEACON status – Where are we now? </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul><ul><li>Some pictures ... </li></ul>
    17. 18. Succes ~ Effectiveness & Reliability <ul><li>Consumer devices ( Set-Top Box) affordable and easy-to-use </li></ul><ul><li>Technology ready </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate didactic model : ~ Domestic environment: Design and content fit the way people learn at home? ~ Limitations of the medium ~ Target group characteristics </li></ul>
    18. 19. Success ~ interoperability <ul><li>If interoperability between the different standards for DTT worldwide then </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deeper market penetration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adequate Return on Investment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More production of content </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 20. Agenda <ul><li>BEACON project data – partnership – aims </li></ul><ul><li>The combination of DTT and eLearning – advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Conditions for success </li></ul><ul><li>BEACON status – Where are we now? </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul><ul><li>Some pictures ... </li></ul>
    20. 21. Status: Where are we now? <ul><li>Definition of target groups </li></ul><ul><li>User needs analysis - Guidelines for the design of t-learning </li></ul><ul><li>DTT service centre installation </li></ul><ul><li>Platform design and development </li></ul>
    21. 22. Definition of target groups <ul><li>higher education school students -Sao Paulo area </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers of people with special needs -Paraiba area </li></ul>
    22. 23. Guidelines for designing t-learning services <ul><li>User Needs Analysis and Context Analysis: </li></ul><ul><li>Interactivity such as simulations, exercises, self-evaluation. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remote controll menu options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text editing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accessible language </li></ul><ul><li>Speed of content </li></ul><ul><li>Modularity of content </li></ul><ul><li>Tutoring model: motivational aspect, guidance, support mechanisms </li></ul>
    23. 24. Design of common user interface- Course access
    24. 25. DTT Service Centre Installation <ul><li>Service centre system installation (Generation and Transmission Centres) ‏ aimed at designing, developing and broadcasting of t-learning service in the state of Sao Paulo (Brazil) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>infrastructure, telecommunications, hardware, basic software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>complementary set up of digital radio system, RF filters, combinator and antenna </li></ul></ul>
    25. 26. Service Centre – General Architecture
    26. 27. Transmission Centre Modulator, Up converter and HPA (Digital Transmitter) installed and running.
    27. 28. Transmission Centre Multi Channel Hi Power RF Combiner – final adjusts
    28. 29. Transmission Centre Antenna system installation – Critical lifting activities.
    29. 30. Transmission Centre Digital antenna system installed and running in Paulista Avenue Tower – Sao Paulo
    30. 31. Transmission Centre Spectrum Analyser showing the real output from Fatima Foundation – BEACON – DTV channel (47 UHF) strictly under Brazilian frequency standards and governmental radio interference limits
    31. 32. Generation Centre General view after installing BEACON servers
    32. 33. Generation Centre BEACON DTV Multiplexer and Carousel Console Configuration Screen
    33. 34. Generation Centre BEACON DTV audio and video player console – playlist control screen
    34. 35. Generation Centre Digital radio Link rack to connect the Generation Centre with Transmission Centre.
    35. 36. Agenda <ul><li>BEACON project data – partnership – aims </li></ul><ul><li>The combination of DTT and eLearning – advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Conditions for success </li></ul><ul><li>BEACON status – Where are we now? </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul><ul><li>Some pictures ... </li></ul>
    36. 37. Next steps <ul><li>Interoperability aspect of the platform design ... </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Establishment of Brazilian-European Consortium on DTT </li></ul><ul><li>Dissemination and exploitation, focussed on government </li></ul>
    37. 38. Platform Design and Development <ul><li>interoperability for Digital Terrestrial Televison between Europe (DVB-MHP) and Brasil (ISDTV-T) through a GEM-based solution (Globally Executable MHP). </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperability has not been reached yet! Brazilian government may not adopt GEM ... </li></ul>
    38. 39. Pilot evaluation – Target Groups <ul><li>tLearning pilot 1: training for the Vestibular ( in the State of Sao Paulo) </li></ul><ul><li>tLearning pilot 2 : Training for teachers involved with people with special needs (i.e. disability) (in Paraiba) </li></ul><ul><li>According to “user-centered design approach” </li></ul>
    39. 40. Pilot Evaluation – Approach <ul><li>Usability Testing “measuring how well a sample group of future users can use the prototypes of the designed t-learning services.” </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Design Evaluation “measuring how well the materials, in this case vestibular through iDTV, achieve the desired goals of instruction.” </li></ul>
    40. 41. Challenges of working in Brazil... <ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Customs – equipment being held due to wrong documentation ... </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Dress code </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Transport to work </li></ul>
    41. 42. More information - website www.beacon-dtt.com Helena Bijnens EuroPACE ivzw Kapeldreef 62 B-3001 Heverlee Belgium, Europe Email: [email_address] Website: http://www.europace.org

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