High-def Comes to E-learning

In the past three years, high-definition (HD) video technology has begun to take hold in the United States. Now comes word that high-def is ready to make the jump from American living rooms into the e-learning realm.

One company has already introduced such technology: DigitalChalk’s HDLearn Technology, which can stream, deliver and track lessons in 720p Web streaming. Its studio function allows instructors to convert uploaded HD video files into a streaming file for delivery to any browser. Instructors can synchronize other media including images, pop-up interactions and slides into the presentation with the video.

Part of the impetus to provide HD learning services has been an increase in broadband speeds over the past few years.

The next big video leap for e-learning? No one knows, but full 1080p definition could be on the horizon, depending on the availability of even higher broadband speeds. And, as consumer technology makes leaps into the three-dimensional realm, 3-D e-learning might not be that far off.

In the past three years, high-definition (HD) video technology has begun to take hold in the United States. Now comes word that high-def is ready to make the jump from American living rooms into the e-learning realm.

One company has already introduced such technology: DigitalChalk’s HDLearn Technology, which can stream, deliver and track lessons in 720p Web streaming. Its studio function allows instructors to convert uploaded HD video files into a streaming file for delivery to any browser. Instructors can synchronize other media including images, pop-up interactions and slides into the presentation with the video.

Part of the impetus to provide HD learning services has been an increase in broadband speeds over the past few years.

The next big video leap for e-learning? No one knows, but full 1080p definition could be on the horizon, depending on the availability of even higher broadband speeds. And, as consumer technology makes leaps into the three-dimensional realm, 3-D e-learning might not be that far off.

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