As the digital age advances, new technologies and methods for using them continue to emerge, making Research and Development (R&D) essential on an ongoing basis. The R&D process includes: monitoring, identifying, selecting, testing, evaluating, and decision making. Some of the most recent technologies and methods that have been established through the R&D process and introduced to the general public are —
- Accessibility Tools to ensure disabled accessibility on web sites
- Blogs for online journaling
- Handheld Computers for mobile use of information
- Internet Protocol (IP) Video, videoconferencing over the internet for increased access
- Knowledge Repositories to house learning objects for easy access
- Learning Objects are small electronic units of educational information that are flexible, reuseable, customizable, interoperable, retrievable, facilitate competency-based learning, and increase the value of content
- Live or On-Demand Webcasting for capturing and recording audio, video, and data, in one streamed media presentation for viewing live or later in an archive
- Smart Phones for handling data as well as voice calls
- Steaming Video for the digital transfer of audio, video, or webconferences for viewing live or later in an archive
Many more futuristic technologies like holographic videoconferencing, and nanotechnology are also emerging. These technologies, however, are not yet cost-effective for wide-spread established use.
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Amercian Sign Language Knowledge Repository
Video about Webcasting
Movies requires the use of a media player. Free download links at bottom of page. These items will open in a new window. Close the new window to return to this page.
Portable media player versions of the movie for the Apple Video iPod device or other MP4. To download file for portable media player, right-click and choose "Save Target As." Then, load the saved file to your portable media player.
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