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Introduction to SeLCont Print

SeLCont (Synchronized eLearning Content) was developed at the Network Management & Optimal Design (NETMODE) laboratory of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).It is an easy to use toolkit with minimal post-processing effort and no special installation requirements from lecture rooms.The final outcome is dynamically adjusted to any user browser (laptop, desktop, tablet, smart phone) running Windows, Android and iOS.

 

It centers on WordPress CMS, with adjustable HTML5 Web pages of lecture material (ppt’s with or without annotations, PDF’s, Internet screens etc.), synchronized with video-audio, stored in YouTube (or any video provider) and reproduced via the popular JWPlayer.

The end-user plays-back a lecture with video, audio and accompanying screens synchronized and displayed on a side-window of their screen. If desired, selection can be triggered from the end-user browser via thumbnails related to the screenshots and displayed under the video frame. Note that SeLCont requires zero or minimum post-processing effort from the presenter, as timestamps are being recorded automatically during a lecture when new slides or screenshots are presented.

Video and audio content can be produced via a Web camera with no particular networking features. Recording of timestamps requires simply that presenters download and run a Python script in the computer used to display slides or screenshots of their presentation. This is available in our GitHub or can be directly downloaded from here.

At the post-processing phase, video-audio files are mounted in a video provider channel (e.g. YouTube). The creation of the SeLCont front-end web pages requires a basic WordPress setup in a Web Server hosting the presenter, with a specific SeLCont plugin available in our GitHub or directly downloadable from here. The Web administrator (or the web-literate presenter) will produce the synchronized material and presentation in a straightforward way using the screenshot-timestamp file (delivered by the presenter) and the video-audio file (stored at the video service facilities). Optionally, a simple video-editing tool (e.g. Camtasia, OpenShot) can be used for corrective actions prior to the on-line delivery of the SeLCont outcome.

 

SeLCont S/W is available under the GNU General Public License in our GitHub

Further Information on SeLCont

Dimitris Pantazatos < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > & Mary Grammatikou < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >