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Drag and Drop Streaming: an Inexpensive Method for Recording and Delivering Lectures is Becoming the Next Revolution in E-Learning
 

Summary: Drag and Drop Streaming: an Inexpensive Method for Recording and
Delivering Lectures is Becoming the Next Revolution in E-Learning
Salvador Baez-Franceshi, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, University of Houston, U.S.A. sbf@uh.edu
Afshad Dinshaw, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, University of Houston, U.S.A. afshad@nsm.uh.edu
Ian Evans, Department of Geosciences, University of Houston, U.S.A. ieevans@central.uh.edu
Donald S. Van Nieuwenhuise, Department of Geosciences, University of Houston, U.S.A. donvann@uh.edu
Abstract: We have developed new opportunities for faculty to deliver recorded classroom lectures
via the Web. These have proven to be a revolutionary and affordable means to improve the
quantity and quality of course materials used for E-learning. In addition to E-learning, VNet is also
enhancing learning in the classroom. When students miss a lecture, they typically beg a classmate
to borrow the notes, or pray there is no quiz the next day. But at institutions like the University of
Houston (UH), begging and prayers are no longer necessary: Students simply log onto a web base
system. There, digitally captured lectures in over 100 courses are streamed within moments of a
class meeting)...
Introduction
VClass is a web-based course management environment for students and professors that among other things
completely automates the process of publishing lectures in a streaming format. VClass was designed to be user
friendly to even users with the most minimal computer experience. Educators use this powerful streaming
automation tool to provide students with almost instant video versions of their class lectures through the web
without requiring the intervention of technical staff. Students have 24/7 access to course content, information, and

  

Source: Azevedo, Ricardo - Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology