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Thursday, September 21, 2017

What's Next For Teachers After Webstreaming and Video Podcasting? A School Dedicated TV URL Channel

What's Next For Teachers After Webstreaming and Video Podcasting? A School Dedicated TV URL Channel

Remember the early 1980s. It was the introduction in many schools of the BBC B computer. Wow, it was certainly impressive but it now seems so dated. I recall the teacher at the time asking us to imagine what we thought the classroom of twenty years time from then would look like. The class came to a general conclusion that teachers would be replaced by a BBC B computer wheeled into teach each lesson. I certainly liked this idea as at least the computer would never give detentions.


Our idea of computers taking classes seems wildly out but actually looking closely we were not too far away. You see, classes today continue to be taught by 'real people' but look at the effect that computers have made in helping people to learn. For those non-academics twenty or more years ago would surely have benefited from the internet, where they could learn at their own speed.


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Webstreaming, video podcasts, the internet have all come into education today but exactly where will technology take us say in twenty years time? Who knows but I what I do know is that schools can now set up their own virtual schools. I'm not talking about the website 2nd Life here, I'm talking about each school having its own tv channel on the web. This could be the place where lessons as videos and video podcasts could be delivered through one dedicated tv URL channel. You think that webstreaming would make a TV URL channel too slow? Well actually no. The fact is that a channel is very easy to set up one and can be updated by teachers in real time.


For teachers using this new technology lessons could be recorded, either in video or audio format, and placed on one of these channel. It means that those children who are not too fast at picking up information in a traditional education way, could be going back to the lesson and watching it again in their own time. Webstreaming and video podcasts are great but now it's time for educators to sit down and seriously consider this latest internet technology with its many benefits.



Timothy Mitchell is a Director at RedRok Media, which is pioneering TV URL channels in schools and colleges.
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