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    • Multimedia in Higher Education Presented by: John Conway Web 2.0
    • Content
          • Introduction.
          • What can multimedia provide?
          • Standards, file formats and metadata
          • The anatomy of streaming delivery.
          • The anatomy of pod cast delivery.
          • RSS/Atom & news aggregators
          • Usage of podcasting and streaming in HE.
          • Online examples
          • Q&A
    • Which of the following best describes Web 2.0? 1 ‘connecting people’ - Social networking 2 ‘an interactive space’ - Instant Messaging (IM), Multimedia 3 ‘using standards’ - Evolving and more inclusive standards & technologies (XML, AJAX, SOAP, SCORM, etc..) 4 ‘collaborative workspace’ - (Wimba, Chat, BBS, etc) 5 ‘everyone would be able to edit in this space’ - (Wikis / Blogs)
      • “ During the next five years, mobile PCs will continue to grow in the education sector, but the requirement for significant investment will curtail general uptake in many countries.
      • The benefits and potential return in educational productivity and quality will become more widely accepted, but the need for funding will prove prohibitive….
      • Adoption of mobile PCs will be fastest in more mature markets where students can be encouraged or obliged to make private purchases. ….
      • Shipments of mobile PCs to the education market to grow steadily….”
      • Ref: Gartner Dataquest
      23 May 2003
      • Provides context (visual / auditory reference.)
      • Engage with multiple senses
      • Enables varying degrees of interactions
      • Customised paths for exploration through the content
      • Provide an integrated environment for other content and tools
      • Accessibility and usability issues can be accommodated easily
      What can multimedia provide?
      • Instant playback
      • Distributing live events (multicast)
      • Efficient delivery of large/long-forms of media
      • Unicast or Multicast to viewers
      • Ease of integration with other materials
      • Wide choice of streaming formats
      Advantages of using streaming delivery
      • Utilises subscription model for content delivery (‘Push’)
      • Allows for off-line viewing
      • Efficient delivery via automatic download, blogs, news reader software
      • Ease of integration within existing web sites, blogs or similar
      • Choice of formats (mp3, m4a(AAC), m4b, m4v, mp4, mov, pdf)
      • Easily produced user generated content
      Advantages of using podcast delivery
      • mp3 - MPEG layer 3 - Audio
      • m4a (AAC - Advanced Audio Copy (Apple))
      • m4a - MPEG - 4 (audio)
      • m4b - MPEG - 4 (enhanced)
      • m4v - MPEG - 4 (video)
      • m3u - Playlist (Text file)
      • pdf - for documents
      Podcast file formats
      • Podcast recording, mixing and editing software
      • Audacity - Free open-source software for recording and editing sound files for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
      • Adobe Audition - Professional audio recording, mixing and editing software from Adobe.
        • Sony Sound Forge - Professional audio software from Sony Creative Software.
      • GarageBand - Mac-based audio software from Apple.
      • PodcastMaker - WindowsPC
      • TechSmith Camtasia - Screen capture and media creation tool
      • Podcast feed generation software
      • FeedForAll - Windows- and Mac-based software to create RSS feeds for news and podcasts.
      • FeedBurner - An online tool to create RSS feeds for Blogger, TypePad, WordPress, MySpace or podcast/video feeds
      • LibSyn - A syndication provider, which provides media storage, a simple blog engine, an RSS feed, and an interface to distribute podcasts.
      • Podcast publishing software (FTP program for podcaster)
      • FileZilla - A popular and open-source FTP client (and server).
      • SmartFTP - This is a free FTP client which includes advanced features like secure file transfer.
      • Podcast publishing software (server-side)
      • WordPress - A popular free and open-source blogging platform that will publish and generate podcast feed (iTunes compatible) - A plugin (PodPress) is required.
      • Podcatching software for Windows
      • HappyFish - Free podcast client that will automatically sync podcasts to iPods and other MP3 players.
      • FeedStation - By Newsgator, this application is also part of the FeedDemon desktop RSS news reader.
      • iTunes - The desktop media player of choice for many iPod users and millions of others.
      • Podcatching software for Mac
      • iTunes - This desktop media player is developed by Apple originally for Apple Mac computers and operating system.
      • Juice - This software is formerly known as iPodder. It is available in both Mac and Windows.
      • JuiceCaster
      Podcast software
      • ra, rm, rv, ram, rpm, 3gpp - Real Player
      • Mov, - Apple Quicktime
      • WMA, WMV, ASF, ASX - Windows Media
      • Swf, FLV - Adobe Flash
      • Gif, SMIL
      Streaming file formats
      • 3GPP-Rel6 file parsing and 3GPP-Rel6 audio and video playback
      • 3G2 audio depacketizers and QCelp decoder hooks
      • AAC and aacPlus decoder
      • AAC and aacPlus playback from .3gp, .m4a, .aac or .ra files and 3GPP, ISMA or ice-cast streams
      • AMR-NB and AMR-WB audio playback from .3gp and .amr files and 3GPP streams
      • ASX metafile parsing and playback
      • FLASH4.0 playback from .swf files and Helix flash streams (NOT FLV)
      • FLASH8.0 playback via integrated Flash Netscape plugin
      • H.261 video from standard RTP streams
      • H.263 video from .3gp files and standard RTP streams
      • H.264 video from .3gp files and standard H.264 RTP streams
      • I420 video rendering
      • MJPEG video playback from .avi files
      • MP3 audio playback from .mp3 files, standard RTP streams and shout-cast streams
      • MP3 playlist parsing and playback
      • Helix MP3 Decoder
      • Helix MP3 Encoder
      • MPEG1/2 file parsing
      • MPEG4 audio and video playback from .mp4 or .3gp files and ISMA or 3GPP streams
      • Ogg Vorbis and Ogg Theora
      • Uncompressed PCM from .wav, avi, .aiff or .au files and standard RTP streams
      • PCM a-law and u-law from .wav, avi or .au files and standard RTP streams
      • RAM metafile parsing and playback
      Streaming file formats Helix currently contains support for streaming and playback for the following datatypes:
      • RGB video from .avi files
      • RealAudio/RealVideo Codecs
      • RealAudio 8 for Devices
      • RealAudio and RealVideo playback from RealMedia file format and RealMedia streams (see also RealFormat-SDK )
      • RealEvents and RealImageMap from .rm files and RealMedia streams
      • RealText from .rt files and RealText streams
      • SDP file parsing
      • SMIL1.0/2.0 multimedia
      • Still images ( JPEG, GIF, PNG, WBMP )
      • Text - plain from .txt files
      • TimedText from .3gpp files
      • VC1 playback from .asf and .wmv files or Windows Media RTSP streams
      • WindowMediaAudio9 (WMA9) and WindowsMediaVideo9 (WMV9) playback from .asf, .wmv, and .wma files or Windows Media RTSP streams (see WindowsMedia Integration Group page )
      • .bin file writing from any supported file format
      • .m4a file writing from .m4a, .3gpp, .mp4, .aac or .ra files and encoder/transcoder
      • .mpg file writing from .mpg files and transport streams
      • .rm or .ra file writing from .rm, .ra, AAC-.3gpp, AAC-.mp4 or .aac files and encoder/transcoder
      • .rmc container file writing for any supported linear datatype
      • .xml file writing from any supported file format
      Streaming file formats - continued
    • Streaming software RealProducer - Windows VLC - Mac/Windows/Linux QTBroadcaster - Mac Echo 360 (the software formally known as Apreso! ) - Mac/Windows
    • Transcode, Edit & Encoding Station Acquire content Capture, Edit and encode content Deliver ‘OnDemand’ content Content Creation & Delivery - Streaming Create Media integration file Streaming Server Optional Web Server Deliver ‘Live’ content Media file Media file Stream Request
    • Web Server URL:// URL:// Acquire content Capture, Edit and encode content Deliver content Content Creation & Delivery - Podcasting Create Newsfeed Media file Media file Download Request Edit & Encoding PC Station Media file
    • Podcasting Usage in HE
      • Information and promotion
      • Seminar audio podcasting (Basic)
      • Synchronised audio/slide lectures or seminars (Enhanced)
        • Including navigation via chapter links
      • Video of demonstrations of equipment, techniques or protocols and H&S requirements (video podcast - ‘vodcast’)
      • Automatic updating of a series of presentations via RSS subscription
      • Particular useful in humanities subjects such as languages
      • Providing added value
        • Embedding web links to online resources (assumes connected to network)
        • Provide ‘in-the-field’ access to materials or students can produce their own podcast ‘in-the-field’ - Natural Sciences/Engineering/
        • Podcast as reflective journal/oral reports and collaborative course work (as mp3 or enhanced)
        • Deployment of podcast within a VLE provides access to additional tools for students and lecturers to use in combination - Assessment/Assignment/Gradebook/Tracking/
    • Streaming Usage in HE
      • Streaming of events ‘Live’ or ‘on demand’
      • Synchronised audio and slide of lectures or seminars
        • Including navigation via chapter links
      • Video of demonstrations of equipment, techniques or protocols and H&S requirements
      • Particular useful in humanities subjects such as languages
      • Videoconferencing
      • Providing added value
        • Embedding web links to online resources (assumes connected to network)
        • Can provide immediate update of current materials
        • Deployment of streaming material within a VLE provides access to additional tools for students and lecturers to use in combination - Assessment/Assignment/Gradebook/Tracking/
    • So let’s see some examples then! Oscilloscope demonstration with navigation panel Oscilloscope demonstration with navigation panel and English subtitles Oscilloscope demonstration with navigation panel and Japanise subtitles Embedded Real Player Examples Embedded QuickTime Player Example Video of the METRIC Classroom Chemistry lecture with slides, synchronised audio, navigation panel and hyperlinks to online materials
    • In this presentation we have highlighted: Summary
          • How multimedia can be used effectively
          • Standards, file formats and metadata
          • the anatomy of a streaming and podcast delivery methodology.
          • how RSS feeds are used in efficient content delivery
          • the various usage of podcasting and streaming in HE.
          • examples (standalone, embedded and deployed through a VLE)
    • Thank you for your attention. Contact: j.conway@imperial.ac.uk