Web Media Update

I’ve prided myself for a long time on being a liaison for technology and people who aren’t technologists or those who at the very least tolerate it. However I still would like to contribute to the web development community regardless of whether they are developing e-Learning or educational software interfaces or not. With that said, I would like to emphasize that my first degree was in software engineering, so I am an engineer at heart. Therefore I will proceed to get a little tech-y…

Adobe announced early last week that they are extending new capabilities into their acquired Flash technology:

Adobe Extends Web Video Leadership with H.264 Support

Basically what this means is that traditionally fat-client-like video technology is coming to the desktop via a primarily thin-client channel. For a discussion or definition of fat vs. thin video client technology, please see my article on CTLPedia

Adobe’s official Labs page describes it here: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer9/

A very thorough techie discussion about what this does in terms of this upcoming video technology available to users of the web is posted here: http://www.kaourantin.net/2007/08/what-just-happened-to-video-on-web_20.html

My takes, and its implications on what will happen to online education?

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