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Information about and resources for viewing films and documentaries online.
Last Updated: Oct 30, 2014 URL: http://classguides.lib.uconn.edu/streamingmedia Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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What is Streaming Video?

What is Streaming Media?

Streaming Media is any content in audio or moving picture form - movies, documentaries, cartoon animations, film clips, newsreels, etc., that is formatted for delivery over the internet to a personal computer.

How does it work?

After receiving any required permissions to stream, the audio, DVD or VHS is converted to a stream of data which is sent over the internet from a server. The data stream is received by a player which decodes it for the viewer at the other end. Students access the player by logging in to your class in HuskyCT, navigating to the Library Resource Tool, and then clicking on the title of the film they wish to view.

What are the benefits of Streaming Media?

The ability to deliver films and documentaries directly to students’ desktops has several benefits;

1.       As with reading assignments, students can now be assigned to view films prior to class. This frees valuable class time for discussion and analysis.

2.       Students and instructors can access the film anytime and anywhere they can log in to their HuskyCT account.

3.       Competition for access to the DVD or VHS is eliminated enabling all students the opportunity to complete viewing assignments on time.

4.      Distance learning/eCampus classes have equal access to visual material.

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