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Can you access video content on websites in schools

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by catcher, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. I am developing a website that will be hosting alot of SRE educational resources for all key stages. The main component will be video, but I know there is a lot of filtering in schools that will block access to video content. Does any one in ICT for primary and secondary have any solutions that their schools uses to enable teachers to acces sites. It would be independently hosted ie not via you tube etc.
    Would one solution be to get a school to allow that url and if so is that an onerous task to get done in a big comprehensive or small primary with little ICT support? there may also be issues with outdated browsers meaning the video will not play- any thoughts on this...?
    Any suggestions on nay of this very welcome
  2. clickschool

    clickschool New commenter

    use sensible video/audio codecs and resolution and it should largely work.
    Depends on the school/supplier and whether traffic is dynamically "shaped" depending on how busy the network is.
    also depends on the hosting server - dedicated or shared? does it have a good backbone connection?
    consider selling SCORM pacakages to school and installing locally on media servers.
  3. No, don't. Zap it into something obvious like Ogg Vorbis and use the HTML5 <video> tag to put it into your website. That makes it a server support issue and no longer your problem.
  4. DEmsley

    DEmsley New commenter

    That way any school dumb enough to use Internet Explorer will not be able to view it [​IMG]

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