Saturday, August 25th, 2007
Social network that allows people to share knowledge through video. 600 million people use the internet to find information and to learn. Learning on the internet is a very important one. Why Sclipo? Three phenomena:
- video became efficient, most of the learning you could do before was text based. So can see what you are being taught. Added quality of learning.
- web 2.0, user generated content. Not so much that people generated content, but that people looked at people generated by other people and find that attractive, e.g. Wikiepedia, YouTube. Without being recognised professionals. Adds efficiency to the process.
- social networking effect. very popular, and learning experiences depend on social networking.
Have different ways of browsing the video content, looking at videos that teach skills, through ‘Academies” which are channels, and skills channels which are companies demoing their products.
Everything from cooking to technology. Similarities with other websites, but we use more educational terminology. You can learn through two methods - looking at the video and then by webcam, so if I find someone who’s good at cooking and I have a specific question, the next level of learning is through a webcam, and this is what we call SclipoLive, so can request a class from that person.
[Demo of a live webcam teaching session.]
The webcast is automatically recorded, so can then be watched by other people afterwards.
Three models of academies: if you teach and make money then there’s a commission, if you don’t make money then add ads.
Q: Do you share the ad revenue with the person giving the class?
Not at the moment.
[Long discussion of how payment system could be built.]
Q. what licences, e.g. Creative Commons, can I use?
Publisher owns the content, the person putting the video up.
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