Media Objects in Time - A Multimedia Streaming System


Today’s standards of internet-connected computers provide associatively linked texts, images, sounds, movies or other information material. They thereby confront students as well as teachers with a new paradigm of knowledge transfer. Networked multimedia accessories not only transport a formerly unknown multitude of presentation methods to the lecture hall or, in the framework of teleteaching, to students homes but they also present an unfiltered totality of present knowledge, with which, in terms of quantity and rapidity of change, no single teacher can compete. However, individual aspects of classroom communication remain bound to traditional lecture forms. These are, first of all, direct dialogue and related interchanges. Secondly, and almost equally important is the notion of time and speed that teacher imposes on his students by determining the order and pace in which the material is rolled out and finally by fixing the dates for testing and for documenting success. It is this time control process that ultimately determines performance. Many attempts are made to use World Wide Web techniques to at least partially substitute traditional lectures. The intention of this is to liberate students from the restrictions of temporal and spatial presence and thereby offer knowledge to a wider public. But in contrast

DOI: 10.1016/S1389-1286(01)00246-8

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@article{Feustel2001MediaOI, title={Media Objects in Time - A Multimedia Streaming System}, author={Bjoern Feustel and Thomas C. Schmidt}, journal={Computer Networks}, year={2001}, volume={37}, pages={729-737} }