Lecture Studio Setup
Our Shikshak studio captures lecturer live video stream using one or multiple camera. The desktop or laptop output integration with live lecture video stream is mixed used chroma technique. The live lectures can be recorded and then uploaded to the recorded lectures database. These can be further used for scheduling of recorded lecturers for students who have missed the lecture. Receiving of video stream from the classroom is optional and controllable. The lecturer can view classroom streams if required. When the number of classroom increases it is not possible for the lecturer to view all the classrooms. By default all classroom communicates using a web-module to ask questions or send questions to the lecturer studio using SMS. Only questions which are approved by the moderator will be displayed to the lecturer. The lecturer can see the person name from specific classroom from where the question has been asked. After answering the questions, the lecture can hide the answered questions
The output of this box can be displayed onto a TV screen or monitor or a projector. The display will consist of live or recorded lecture video stream along with questions that are asked by various students. Education establishment logo and a running ticker can also part of video stream. The offered boxes are plug and play set top boxes and are minimum maintenance equipments with easily configurable network connectivity setup to connect to your network. Streaming classroom video is optional and requires additional camera equipment and 1MBPS sustained bandwidth.
Content Management Server
The content management server will store all recorded lectures. These recorded lectures can then be pre-send to different classroom. These recorded lecturer then can be played in class only when the web admin permits them. Web admin can schedule live or recorded lectures, create and display notices, decide on ticker content for these boxes as per course and student requirement. The web admin can receive screen shots of lecturer that are played in the classroom as well as the classroom streams. Classroom box ON-OFF status, disk-space, grouping and ungrouping of boxes to various course groups can be done through this module.
Low Cost, Easy Configuration & Maintenance
Compared to video conferring equipments and solutions used for distance education which are costly to deploy and maintain, these shikshak classroom units are run on low power consumptions set top boxes which have solid state hardware design which are easier to maintain.
Beside the set top classroom our boxes which are ready to use, the web admin module offers updating of classroom layout with easy interface, new users can change layouts in less than ONE faceminute.
The shikshak can be scaled up anytime Add more distance education centers and the server side and the classroom side can be upgraded instantly