Technologies are now converging so much that it is often hard to decide
which model is right for any given event and which technology is best
to support it. Indeed, multi-party platforms such as Isabel, which mix
video conference concepts with webcasting of presentations promise to
allow a much richer mix of quality and interaction for webcasting technologies.
Indeed, remote participation in live events is still a rich area for development,
both at the fit-for-purpose and high-quality ends of the spectrum.
In the same way event and content management systems provided by
commercial software developers are getting much more sophisticated.
The choice of streaming technologies adopted won’t matter in the context
of providing streaming within a single organisation, but still remains
an issue when looking to reach a wider audience, such as education or
At least two further trials based around partner institutions (in
Austria and Belgium) are now underway:
This work has started to envisage how simple webcasting could
be rolled out into the Technology Enhanced Professional
Learning consumer and producer markets.