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					     Video SCORM
          International Plugfest II
             January 16 – 19, 2006

                   A Partner of the Academic ADL Co-Lab



                Timothy K. Shih, Professor
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
                   Tamkang University
                   tshih@cs.tku.edu.tw
   http://www.mine.tku.edu.tw/chinese/teacher/tshih.htm
Ubiquitous e-Learning
Ubiquitous e-Learning Devices
                        PDAs            Phones

 Digital TV and
  Set-top Box


                               Hyper Pen and Book

                  PCs
The Hard SCORM Authoring Tool
 Automatic
  Generation of
  Hard SCORM
  Tags
 Print Hardcopy
  Textbooks
 Tags Are
  Recognized by
  Hyper Pens which
  is Connected to
  LMS
Design Issues
 Authoring Hard SCORM Tags
 The Metadata Wizard (New)
 Searching on Repository
 Pre-fetching of Learning Objects (New, for
  Pocket SCORM)
 Automatic Sequencing Testing (Mew)
 Video Presentation and Flash Playback
 Video SCORM (New)
Presentation Recording
 Select
  PowerPoint
  file
 Adjust Camera
 Select Style
  File
 Start
  Recording
 Authoring
  Metadata
 Delivery
Presentation Editing and Processing
 Add/Delete Slides
 Combine Presentations
 Adding Slides and
  Flash Objects
The Metadata Wizard
 Metadata is useful for object reuse
 Time consuming to fill in metadata
 Background of Users
 Need tools to help the user
   – A user profile is filled only once
   – Interactive questions may or may not be asked by the
     authoring tool
   – Deduction rules can be designed by professionals and
     customized to individual needs
   – The author makes a final confirmation of metadata
System Architecture of the Wizard

       Learning Content                     Authoring Tool
      Management System
                                           Metadata Editor


             User
            Profile       Metadata Wizard
Deduction                                                Question
 Rules                    Deduction Engine                Agent




                 Environment and Platform Information
 Implementation of the Wizard
 Users make a final confirmation
  to use the generated metadata
Sequencing Testing
 Sequencing Control Modes
   – Choice, Choice Exit, Flow,
     Forward Only
 Problems
   – “Unreachable” Clusters
   – “Sink” Clusters
 Solution
   – Automatic Sequencing
     Testing
 Integrated with the Hard
  SCORM Authoring Tool
 Activity Tree – with Problem
                                                                            Choice = true
                                                                            Choice Exit = true
                                                                            Flow = f alse
                                                                            Forward Only = f alse

Choice = true                                                                                                          Choice = true
                                    Choice = true                            Choice = true
Choice Exit = true                                            Cluster 1                                                Choice Exit = true
                                    Choice Exit = true                       Choice Exit = true
Flow = f alse                                                                                                          Flow = f alse
                                    Flow = f alse                            Flow = f alse
Forward Only = f alse                                                                                                  Forward Only = f alse
                        Cluster 2   Forward Only = f alse      Cluster 6     Forward Only = f alse      Cluster 7

       Cluster 3          leaf      Cluster 5               leaf          leaf         Cluster 8                    Cluster 10


                                                                                                                leaf                   leaf
                leaf    Cluster 4              leaf                leaf
                                                                                                    Cluster 9     Unreachable
                                                                                  leaf
                            leaf             leaf
                                                                                                 leaf            leaf
                                                              Sink
Summary
 Only works for the 4 Basic Control Modes
 Extend for conditions and rollup rules (and
  others)
 Automatic Testing
  – When to trigger the testing?
     • Convenience – User Friendly
  – How to fix the bug?
     • Proper suggestions by the system
 Metrics of Sequencing and Navigation is an
  open issue
URL References
 The Authoring Tool is available at
  – http://member.mine.tku.edu.tw/www/fatty/MINE/
    Hard%20SCORM%20Authoring%20Tool%20v
    %201.0.rar
  – http://www.mine.tku.edu.tw/scorm (video demos)


 Need .net framework 1.1
 Automatic installation
 User’s manual
    Reading by Using Hyper Pen
   Using Hyper Pen as Input Device
   Reading on Hardcopy Textbooks
   Using Audio Messages for Navigation Control
   Using Multimedia Clips as References
 Reading on PCs
 Integrated with Pocket SCORM Reader
 Consistent Learner Records on PC, PDA, Smart Phone, and
  Hyper Pen
Reading on PDAs and Smart Phones
 Running on PDAs
  – Dopod 700, HP iPAQ 5550, and AnexTEK
    SP230
 Running on Cellular Phones
  – Dopod 565 and Mio8390
                                         Dopod 565   Mio 8390
Dopod 700   HP iPAQ 5550 AnexTEK SP230
Caching on Mobile Devices
 SCORM LMSs with Mobile Devices
   – Pocket PC
   – Smart phone
 Limitation of Storage
 Divide a Course into Several Parts (Clusters)
 Preserve the Features of Sequencing
 Caching Strategies
  – Download Order
  – Replacement Order
Reference URLs
 Demonstration by Trans Asia Airline
   – Pocket SCORM: the 2005 Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning
     Awards, Innovative Technology
   – http://www.elearn.org.tw/PocketSCORM/
 Other Demonstrations
   – http://www.mine.tku.edu.tw/scorm
 Implementing the SCORM Forum
Plug N Play
 Tuesday, January 17           1:00PM – 6:00PM
 Wednesday, January 18         10:00AM – 6:00PM
 Thursday, January 19          9:00AM – 11:00AM
    Stage




                          TKU



            Entrance
Interactive Video
 Hyper Video
 Interactive Lecture
 Video Annotation
  – Picture
  – Text
  – WWW
 Interactive Player
 Interactive Video Authoring Tool
 Annotate MPEG-2 User Defined Data
  Video Decomposition

   Start point                                End point



     Sequence start point          Sequence end point
                                                         Picture
   Text                                                 Annotation
Annotation




   User Interaction (i.e., hyper jump)
   User Annotation (i.e., picture, text, URL, etc.)
   Interactive Video Authoring Tool

   Video
   Editing
   Window                     Story Board




Editing
Functions




Annotation

                  Video
                  Sequences
     Interactive Video Player
  Annotation Tag                               Web Reference
                      Hyper Jump Tag




Video
                                                           Annotation
Playback
                                                           and
and Hyper
                                                           Reference
Tags



                                       Web Control Panel
            Video Control Panel
Demo of Interactive Video
 Video Clip Available at http://www.mine.tku.edu.tw/SCORM/
Interactive Video Using Gesture and
Remote Control
The Video SCORM Project
 How about SCORM on TV?
 How about interactivity?
 How about standard?

 The DVB Multimedia Home Platform (MHP)
  – Defined by the DVB consortium
  – Adopted in many countries
    • Italy, Germany, Finland, Singapore, S. Korea, Australia and others
    • Included in the US OpenCable & ACAP standards


 Can we combine MHP with SCORM?
What is MHP
   A Platform Definition
   A Set of Java APIs
   A Set of HTML Document Type Definitions
   An Extension to Existing Open Standards DVB,
    MPEG, JavaTV

 MHP 1.0.x (1.0.0 – 1.0.3)
    – The original MHP specification plus updates
    – The most commonly deployed version of MHP
 MHP 1.1.x
    – HTML Support, Stored Applications, Internet Client
      APIs, Smart Card APIs
  The Video SCORM Authoring Tool
   Integrated with the Hard SCORM Authoring Tool

                                           Content
                                           Aggregation



Web Tag

                                           Properties
Video Tag
The Video SCORM Authoring Tool
         A video SCORM component is an
          SCO
         Divides scenes into video stream files
         Allow users to add metadata and
          sequence rules
         However, sequence rules among
          scenes is our future work
                Scene
                Actor for video jump
                Web link
The Video SCORM Run-time
 Integrated with the Hard SCORM LMS (Web-based)
 Download video SCORM components from server



  Video Scene


 Web Content



Video Control
Interactive Digital TV
  Traditional Cable TV
  Interactive TV (Video): interactivity between
   the users and broadcasting program, could be
   PC-based
  Set-top Box and Digital TV
   – Limited computation power
   – Limited input device
  Is MHP a solution?
Running an MHP-based Program
 You must have:
  – Transport stream and object carousel generator
  – A playback system
  – Cable or satellite TV channel
 Expensive? Yes
 Alternative resource for research
  – Digital TV Simulator
Browsing Video SCORM on Simulator
  Simulator: OSMOSYS SDK 2.1
  MHP 1.1
General Broadcasting System
              Video                                Audio                               Content
             capture                              capture                            Authoring &
               tool                                 tool                             preparation

                         Raw video & audio data                                                         Directories containing
                                                                                                        applications & assets
            MPEG-2                                MPEG-2                       Object carousel generator
            encoder                               encoder                       (broadcast file system)




                                                       Multiplexer                                 MPEG-2
                                                                                                   Elementary stream

Full transport stream
(Incl. service information )
                                             Transport stream playout system




                                                        Modulator

                                                                                                   For satellite network only



                                                        Upconverter




                                                   Receiver (Set Top Box)
Status
 PC-based
   – Video SCORM Authoring Tool
   – Video SCORM Run-time Environment
   – Integrated with the Hard SCORM LMS


 Set-top Box and Broadcasting System
   – Simulator
   – Not yet completed
Reference URLs
 http://www.mine.tku.edu.tw/scorm
 Plug N Play
   Stage




                      TKU



           Entrance
Conclusions
 Ubiquitous e-Learning
 SCORM and CORDRA
 Multimedia


 Seeking for collaborations
   – Academic Projects
   – Free tools for industry
 Acknowledgement
 We will like to thank the following people for their
 discussion and suggestions:

   Judy Brown, Director of Academic ADL Co-Lab
   David Wirth, Deputy Director of Academic ADL Co-Lab
   John Toews, Academic ADL Co-Lab
   Doug Hamilton, Academic ADL Co-Lab

 Lichieh Lin, Director of e-Learning Technology Center, III,
  Taiwan
 Andy Tsai, Section Manager of e-Learning Technology Center,
  III, Taiwan
A Partner of the Academic ADL Co-Lab




                     Thank You
                                E-Learning Team, MINE Lab, Tamkang University
                                                         •   Timothy K. Shih, Advisor
                                                         •    Wen-Chih Chang, Ph. D.
                                                              •   Nigel H. Lin , Ph. D.
                                                  •   Te-Hua Wang, Ph. D. Candidate
                                           •   Hsiau Wen (Freya) Lin, Ph. D. Candidate
                                                  •   Hsuan-Pu Chang, Ph. D. Student
                                                    •   Han-Bin Chang, Ph. D. Student
                                                      •    Shin-Zu Chen , MS Student
                                                       •   Yun-Long Sie, MS Student
                                                      •    Mon-Tin Tzou, MS Student
                                                           •    Linus Jan, MS Student

				
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