HP Labs India
The Educenter project was started by HP Labs in recognition of the fact that educational TV holds immense potential in the Indian scenario. The main objective of the system is to provide multimedia content over a college LAN on an on-demand basis. An innovative learning program comprising a digital library solution, multimedia content, and computing infrastructure, the Educenter is a set-up that can be installed in colleges and Universities to provide an affordable solution for capturing, searching, and using multimedia in the educational process.
The capture device encodes incoming TV channel content into MPEG-2 files and stores it on the server. Stored files can then be submitted to a digital library application that runs on the server. The student no longer has to bother about keeping track of TV schedules, or waiting for the right kind of programs. A lecturer can suggest certain videos to be watched as a part of coursework, or the student himself can search the digital library to find what he needs. A built-in search engine available with the digital library makes this easy. Subject to necessary approvals being given by the college, students can view stored content and even download them into their Laptops or desk-tops.
To know more about Educenter, click here to download the whitepaper
This page was last updated on November 24, 2009