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The objective of the "eLearning of DVB" project is to host a set of web based training (WBT) courses on Digital Video Broadcasting with a special emphasis on Satellite DVB. The courses are "Introduction to Digital Broadcasting" and "Satellite DVB Fundamentals".Ossidian's primary market sector is web based training programmes within mobile and satellite telecommunications network operators and their supply chain (wireless equipment manufacturers, wireless systems integrators and wireless applications developers). The main target audiences groups for the "eLearning of DVB" courses are:
Introduction to Digital Broadcasting" provides a comprehensive overview (3 hours duration) of the transmission of digital TV using digital technologies. The course considers the overall environment and background, as well as the technical issues. Particular emphasis is placed on the DVB Project and its standards. Other bodies in the sector are also considered. The relevant ITU-R & MPEG technical standards are described in some detail. Following on from "Introduction to Digital Broadcasting", "Satellite Digital Broadcasting Fundamentals" concentrates on the satellite aspects of digital broadcasting. It examines the various components and the operation of satellite broadcasting and considers the relevant DVB standards. It also examines the broadcast of data over satellite DVB.
The style of the eLearning courses is tailored to suit access via even narrow bandwidth connectivity to the web and to facilitate integration into eLearning industry standards (AICC & SCORM) compliant Learning Management Systems and the planned ESA "eTraining for ARTES users" service.The learning objectives of "Introduction to Digital Broadcasting" are, that the user will, upon completion of the course:
The learning objectives of "Satellite DVB Fundamentals" are, that the user will, upon completion of the course:
Users require Version 4 (or higher) Browser and Shockwave / Macromedia Flash Version 6 plug-in.
The "eLearning of DVB" project Web Based Training courses feature interactive animated technical illustrations and descriptions and multiple choice question (MCQ) tests.
"The Introduction to Digital Broadcasting" course was launched on January 10th 2003 from www.ossidian.com. The launch date of the "Satellite-DVB Fundamentals" course is February 27th 2003. Both are being exhibited at the 3GSM World Congress 2003 in Cannes, France, in February and at the DVB World 2003 conference (in association with the International Academy of Broadcasting - IAB) in Dublin, Ireland, in March.
The project started on 12th November 2002. The 1st Project Milestone was reached on 10th January 2003 with initial course launch from Ossidian's online eLearning Center (www.ossidian.com). AICC & SCORM eLearning standards compatible versions of 'Introduction to Digital Broadcasting' was completed on 16th Jan 2003. 'DVB-S Fundamentals' was completed on 19th February 2003 for review and re-publication with AICC & SCORM versions on 28th February 2003 thus marking the end of the project.