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Video Streaming Solutions for Web-based E-Learning Courses

Video Streaming Solutions for Web-based E-Learning Courses
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Author(s): Karl Kurbel (European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 3
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch236
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


The background of this work is the development of multimedia courses for an Internet-based master program in Business Informatics. This program is provided by a virtual organization. Delivering multimedia-based courses over the Internet is a challenging task. Low-cost multimedia technologies, in particular technologies for video production and delivery over the Internet, have just become available. Established rules and recommendations how to use those technologies effectively are still missing. In this paper an approach is discussed in which course material is divided into separate parts - one silent video file containing visual demonstrations, and another video with sound, with the instructor’s explanations. We discuss approaches to achieve synchronization among two separate videos streams. Based on Microsoft Windows Media technology this problem can be solved but the solution is not straightforward. Problems encountered and the final solution to those problems are outlined.

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