ePresence Interactive Media

ePresence Interactive Media is a research project of the Knowledge Media Design Institute at the University of Toronto. The goal of their research is to make webcasting: 1) Highly interactive, 2) More engaging, 3) Accessible in real-time and later via structured, navigable, searchable archives, 4) Useful for knowledge transmission, building, and sharing, and 5) Scalable and robust. Work to date has succeeded in the creation of a viable and innovative webcasting system. This includes support for video, audio, and slide broadcasting; slide browsing and review; submitting questions, integrated moderated chat, live software demos and the automated creation of event archives. They have recently formed a Project Partnership. Their mandate is to further develop the ePresence Interactive Webcasting system and work toward an eventual open source release. This has been added to Knowledge Discovery Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.