The Ultimate Bandwidth Killer? December 5, 2007Posted by davidit in Education, Education 2.0, ICT Integration, ICT PD cluster, mogulus, Web 2.0.
Tags: , integration, live feed, mogulus, on-line TV, school 2.0, TV station, web2.0
I think that I have found the ultimate bandwidth killer! This little utility from Mogulus is yet another brilliant tool and is yet another reason why I will need a fibre cable as thick as my arm to feed my school pretty soon!
What this cool utility allows you to do is to create your own web based TV station. What is more it is live. The image that you see above is my live stream embedded into my blog that I use to test things on. As you can see my station has its own name – Madfish which is now part of the Madfish Broadcasting Corporation! I have a ticker and all sorts of other goodies that I add or remove. The terminal that I log into enables me to cut between live feeds and pre-prepared video footage, just like the editor up in the gallery would do in a real TV station. It is really cool, I can see huge potential for this in education, I now need some willing classroom to take it on…
I have been looking for this kind of utility for ages, I have investigated VLC media player and while that is good and can handle a live feed within my network, what I have wanted to achieve is a live feed to the Internet. It is my aim to set up bird feed stations in our gully so that we can share our wonderful natural resource with others from all over the world. This cool utility will enable us to do that, we will be able to have several feed stations all linked into the one portal and our students will be able to cue between cameras to give our on-line audience the best images of the Tuis, fungi or whatever we are observing at the time. I can see a future where students will be able to do scientific observations, statistical work etc through this portal and we can share the flora and fauna that our students are lucky enough to have within their school grounds.
Any takers for the stream? Once I have set up a proper school TV station I will post the details here. The future of education is not moving towards us, it is galloping! It had better hurry up, I can’t wait any longer!