BizBiz was selected as a learning video tool for NaturNet Plus training platform. It is integrated into the URM portal.
BizBiz is a web browser based e-conference collaboration and learning tool which allows conference members to watch live video enabled presentations remotely from their computers.
It does not require users to install special software apart from modern web browser and java virtual environment and most of the configuration connected with webcam and screencast is done automatically.
Minimal requirement on additional equipment is headphones, (optionally – webcam).
BizBiz focuses on providing a learning platform for spatial planning and GIS but can be used also in other applications.
BizBiz is free of charge and published under open source (Affero GPL) licence in source forge.
The training process can be realized as:
- online video lecture,
- recorded lecture. by lecturer
Online video lectureis very effective method. But there is one shortcoming – there is fixed date and time when online video lecture is ‘on air’. Therefore there may be situations when many potential individuals from the audience can’t be present. Recorded lectures give this chance to look the lecture in acceptable time for every interested person. Therefore recorded lectures also play important role in training.