Media Content Distribution
Educational resources deliverable via the Internet have become increasingly prevalent in recent years with many publishers providing free and subscription-based access to media rich content, collaborative applications, and activities that either replace or enhance products delivered in more traditional ways. The districts evolving communication infrastructure makes the use of these resources possible, our staff regularly explores, assesses and shares information with one another about these resources, and our staff development initiatives focus equally on the effective use and creation of Internet-based resources.
The districts communication infrastructure provides new opportunities for educational applications and content to be more accessible in the classroom, when needed at the point of instruction. Shared resources for live video-based programming, video-on demand, videoconferencing, blogging, collaborative document creation, archived computer-based instructional presentations, and educational media-rich web content are some examples.
The creation and sharing of content created by students continues to be an outcome of a variety of learning activities.
Safari Montage is a media distribution system that provides subscription-based access to educational video content. This is an internal server-based solution that provides high-quality, easily searchable content to classroom teachers, students and parents. From an administrative perspective, the Creation Station module provides each school and the district office with the ability to post recorded video presentations that are searchable and available in an on-demand fashion from both the school and from home.
Safari Montage IP/TV Streaming - supports live video, scheduled video, video on demand (VoD), synchronized presentations and screen captures, and a wide range of video management functions. The central management platform for the IP/TV network, the IP/TV Channel Guide, offers a simple browser interface for a wide range of capabilities, including information sessions, important announcements and other forms of presentation.
Safari Montage Video Encoders (Broadcast Servers) - configured with a capture card to encode streams from analog video and audio sources. They deliver on-demand or scheduled rebroadcasts of IP/TV programs. Broadcast Servers are used for multicasting live events, broadcast television programming or prerecorded programs on a scheduled basis. They receive content from analog sources such as video cameras, VCRs, satellite feeds, cable feeds, and existing ASF, AVI, or MPEG digital files.