2003 UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference
March 2729, Greensboro, NC

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Streaming on a Budget: Inexpensive Solutions for Media-Rich Courses

Simmons, Greg         (828) 262-6991
      Instructional Technology Consultant
      Instructional Computing Services
      Appalachian State University
First co-presenter: Church, Jeff    
Organization: Appalachian State University
Second co-presenter: McKee, Mary Beth    
Organization: Appalachian State University

Abstract (up to 200 words):
Streaming Media has been a buzzword at every conference for the last four years or so, yet the creation and effective use of this content in online courses still seems to elude many course designers and faculty members. Content creators often have a misconception of the expense and complexity involved in the creation and use of this technology. This session will seek to demystify the issue by providing a thorough review of the two leading streaming platforms--RealMedia (Helix) and Quicktime (Darwin). Depending upon the specific needs/suggestions of the attendees, the presenters will create/encode content during the session using freely-available and simple-to-use tools, covering the process from conception to delivery. Free versions of available streaming server software will also be discussed, as well as required hardware (which is NOT free). Examples of the effective use of this technology in actual online courses will be presented. Copyright issues surrounding streaming media will also be briefly addressed.

Session type:
Long presentation (45 minutes)

Time slots:
C7 - Fr 2:00 - 2:45

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