Real’s New Video Case Study Showcases Power of Streaming Media For K-12 Schools

April 1, 2005

UK-based Thomas Telford School (TTS) started creating online streamed courses to educate campus-based students and to encourage independent learning at all levels. The goal was to spark students’ imagination through innovative teaching methods, direct involvement of parents, interactive projects and more.

Today, TTS has an expansive curriculum available online via RealAudio and RealVideo. The school also created Thomas Telford School Online Ltd. (TTSOnline), a commercial entity that serves 1,000 schools (one-third of schools in the UK) who subscribe to its courses and resource materials under an annual license agreement.

Students are able to view on-demand lessons and classroom demonstrations, follow projects from start to finish and build self-reliance by moving at their own pace. Using RealPlayer at home also allows students and parents to access the curriculum together, creating a partnership between the school, the students and the parents.

The video case study features a range of TTS staff who are involved with online courses including Robert Cullen, the Director of IT and Dave Berry, Director of TTSOnline. Chaptering enables viewers to select specific topics they are interested in including Introduction to TTS, Engaging Students, Meeting the Needs of IT and Achieving Success.

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RealNetworks, Inc. is the leading creator of digital media services and software including the award-winning Rhapsody Internet jukebox service, RealArcade downloadable game service and RealPlayer 10.