Q. What are the similarities of the journeys between?
8-bit > 16-bit > Cartridge > CD-ROM > Download > Streaming and spooled film > VHS > DVD > BLU-RAY > Streaming
A. they are all evolving formats which in their time delivered content to an audience with the latest technology that was being used. Let’s take an example, Jaws.
Cinematic release 26th December 1975 > VHS in in June 1976 > DVD 2004 > BLU RAY 2013 > Streaming from 2016
The purpose is the same. To show you the movie spectacle, but how it is consumed changes whilst the material is still owned by the studio.
Yet, in education we haven’t quite yet jumped the chasm to streaming. Sure, we now use cloud-based software, but the point of streaming is not just the instant access, but the choice.
Netflix, Amazon Prime, Spotify – you are able to consume what you want to consume in an instant.
Here at EAL, that got us thinking. What if we could create a service that allows all this great content for teaching and learning from multiple providers to be housed in one place, which is accessible and searchable. Why shouldn’t we create the ‘streaming Service’ of digital learning for the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector. That continues to grow with relevant and reliable content, that’s trustworthy and of value for you and your learners.
We accepted this challenge and are now pleased to announce the early access release of Engineering Talent.