Video-on-Demand: Overview by Steve Hess There already is a lot of video on the U campus - it needed some organization. The Video on Demand committee is looking at this issue. DVRs now represent about 20% penetration in homes. Digital media has many applications to education. Need to plan for a ramp-up to this service. This means rich learning object will be available on demand, shared across the Internet, found via a search engine. Faculty will be able to take a variety of these objects as a part of their course. Students will have the same opportunity to search for learning objects. PBS station (KUED) - large percentage of their stuff is digitized and available. Long tail of the Internet - unlimited on what can be delivered with a search engine and a web page. 20-80 rule in distribution used to be the case; not anymore with the Internet (see the Wired magazine article). People want their media when they want it, where they want it. Students aren't going to necessarily come to class for a lecture anymore. Lots of digital video files and services happening already on campus - they include: lectures, vido clips, student presentations, research presentations, simulations & visualizations, rich media attached to WebCT. A note: the UEN eMedia system being presented by Cory Stokes: Wayne Peay says "this is not a service for higher education".
Multimedia Center, Marriott Library
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