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    1. 1. Streaming Media Training for European Media Professionals Experimenting New Multimedia Educational Models in the Conceptual Space-Time
    2. 2. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Research topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pedagogical implications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technological challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Methodologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interface design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slides design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video stream synchronisation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusions and further research </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>Streaming Media Training for European Media Professionals
    3. 3. <ul><li>What is Streaming Media Training about? </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul>Streaming Media Training for European Media Professionals Click plays Flash
    4. 4. <ul><li>Project objective to instruct European media professionals on the possibilities that online distribution, particularly Streaming Media distribution , offers to the Audiovisual Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul>Streaming Media Training for European Media Professionals
    5. 5. <ul><li>Facts about SMT Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Budget of EUR 157 K </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-financed by EU MEDIA Training Programme 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ran through January – December 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3-day, in-class seminar for 16 participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5-week, online course for about 20 participants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul>Streaming Media Training for European Media Professionals
    6. 6. <ul><li>Experimentation of innovative educational models </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of learning artefacts </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive video for educational purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Leveraging streaming media potentiality </li></ul><ul><li>Research Topics </li></ul>Streaming Media Training for European Media Professionals
    7. 7. <ul><li>Creation of a conceptual space-time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The teacher gets “ out of the box ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction with learning artefacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conceptual timeline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time is marked by a sequence of concepts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning artefacts converge in a holistic approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of multiple knowledge mediators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow learners’ immersion into the context </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pedagogical Implications </li></ul>Streaming Media Training for European Media Professionals
    8. 8. <ul><li>Re-mediation of content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scripts specifically written for streaming interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose-built learning artefacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple presentation styles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Take full advantage of streaming technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage learners through repetition and practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animations prompting learners’ interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technological Challenges </li></ul>Streaming Media Training for European Media Professionals
    9. 9. <ul><li>In-class training – three days, 16 participants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frontal lectures, workshops, case studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge gathering </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Development and testing phase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contents, delivery format </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online course – nine modules, 20 participants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9 interactive video lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 group activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 individual assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 final report </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Methodologies </li></ul>Streaming Media Training for European Media Professionals
    10. 10. <ul><li>Graphical User Interface specifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplicity and usability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blended Video and Slides working area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intuitive set of tools (video, slides controls) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video stream / slides specifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>150 Kbps bandwidth limit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video – slides synchronisation (ActionScript 2.0) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Flash video files (.flv) / slides (.swf) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interface design </li></ul>Streaming Media Training for European Media Professionals
    11. 11. <ul><li>SCORM compliant LMS: Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Flash video streaming server: Adobe FMS </li></ul><ul><li>Network performance optimisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic buffering techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UPV’s server and network reliability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>System Architecture </li></ul>Streaming Media Training for European Media Professionals
    12. 12. <ul><li>Slides requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To illustrate, explain, highlight concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To use properly animations and simulations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To prompt learners interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slides design process </li></ul>Streaming Media Training for European Media Professionals
    13. 13. <ul><li>Video stream traversing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time based (seconds) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide based (cue points) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video and slide synchronisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>XML descriptor file containing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resource location </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cue points </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Captions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Video stream synchronisation </li></ul>Streaming Media Training for European Media Professionals
    14. 14. <ul><li>XML descriptor </li></ul>Streaming Media Training for European Media Professionals
    15. 15. <ul><li>Results </li></ul>Streaming Media Training for European Media Professionals Table 1: connections to platform servers Video lesson Moodle connections FMS2 connections Distinct users Average FMS2 connections Lesson1 69 69 20 3.5 Lesson2 58 50 14 3.6 Lesson3 55 54 14 3.9 Lesson4 52 43 15 2.9 Lesson5 43 39 17 2.3 Lesson6 38 37 14 2.6 Lesson7 31 29 14 2.1 Lesson8 28 31 11 2.8 Lesson9 22 23 11 2.1 Totals / average 396 375 2.9
    16. 16. <ul><li>Streaming media as educational model offers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More interactivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More repetition and practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More presentation styles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Results </li></ul>Streaming Media Training for European Media Professionals
    17. 17. <ul><li>Need to focus learners’ attention </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid information overload </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid knowledge mediators overlap </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Need for finely synchronised slides and video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher gestures and slide animations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Textual information must match teacher’s diction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>Streaming Media Training for European Media Professionals
    18. 18. <ul><li>Areas of investigations concerned </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hypermedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conceptual timelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personalised, adaptive learning paths </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Basis for further research </li></ul>Streaming Media Training for European Media Professionals
    19. 19. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>I will be pleased to take your questions </li></ul>Streaming Media Training for European Media Professionals Simone Carletti [email_address] Video lessons repository at http://mneme.cc.upv.es/smt
    20. 20. <ul><li>The box </li></ul>Streaming Media Training for European Media Professionals

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