Review of Interactive Video–Romanian Project Proposal

  •  Mihai Onita    
  •  Sorin Petan    
  •  Radu Vasiu    


In the recent years, the globalization and massification of video education offer involved more and more eLearning scenarios within universities. This article refers to interactive video and proposes an overview of it. We analyze the background information, regarding the eLearning campus used in virtual universities around the world, the MOOC movement in the last year, and the related interactive video platforms in the (education) field. At the same time, we pay particular attention to technical aspects of the interactive video: defining concept, types of video metadata, media fragments and types of annotations, as primordial elements that bring interactivity. We tested some free and commercial interactive web application. We gathered all the ideas. We propose a framework for an interactive system web based on the main modules: video resource management (production, transcoding and storage), annotations, Linked Open Data, distribution medium, player interface, data analytics and recommendation system. On the way, we offer our findings, together with our recommendations for an annotation interface and player module. It is our idea for Politehnica University Timisoara, either as a standalone solution or a complement to actual virtual campus ( depending on future development plans and financial aspects.

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