Relevant Knowledge, the technology short courses program, had
a requirement for a range of web based promotional items, that
could be used to promote their new courses. They decided upon the
new range of CNM
XO products to produce and deliver them.
XO is based upon Apple QuickTime,
so to begin with, Quicktime movies of John Norton describing the
courses were created at two different streaming data rates. XO can
use either Macromedia Flash or jpgs for the slides that will accompany
a movie. In this case we chose Flash exclusively as we wanted
When both the movie and Flash (saved as a QuickTime movie incidentally)
were finished, we used XO Editor to
link the Flash slides to the movie, so that they would appear at
correct time in the presentation. This simply involved moving the
movie to a
time and choosing the start of the relevant Flash slide animation,
then clicking a button to add this information to
list, all within XO Editor.
complete by pressing the 'Publish' button, XO
Editor created and compiled
all the resources needed to display the presentation on the web,
to a single folder.
Finally we used XO Button Editor to
produce the buttons that are required to launch the XO
Replays from a web page. A html template
is provided, but it is easy to incorporate a button into any
The results are listed below:
Robotics and the Meaning of Life
live in a world which is increasingly shaped by robots. And no,
I'm not talking about our politicians or corporate leaders, but
about machines. We buy canned drinks from dispensing robots.
Our cars are made and washed by robots. We collect cash from
robots which reside in the walls of banks. There are robots doing
specialised surgical tasks, handling substances too dangerous
for humans, flying reconnaissance missions over enemy territory.
on the button below to view a short promo of the course (QuickTime