FUTURE EDUCATIONAL AUDIOVISUALS: new funcionalities and action-based paid Educational TV systems

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Proyecto cofinanciado por el Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio dentro del Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica 2008-2011. 



 The project aims to develop a set of tools, as well as digital content, to implement new T-learning training applications for DTT platforms through a new business model - PPA (pay per view) - that ensures viability and exploits new business opportunities at all levels of the broadcasting, audiovisual and educational industry. 

Educational content and services fall within the paradigm of T-Learning, a distance learning model significantly different from E-learning. T-Learning is possible thanks to technological developments athat allow interactive and personalized learning through digital TV.  Digital TV provides technological resources that enable viewers to access various educational services specially created for this type of media through the remote control. These educational services are available through additional information windows that allow the user to pursue a particular topic of interest, or to develop skills active skills – “doing”. 

In conclusion, the potential of distance education by DTT is huge.  For television networks in Spain and around the world bringing these types of educational services on to the market is a high priority. 

Consortium: About the consortium

"It is worth remembering that the Consortium for the Development of Educational TV ( is aimed at collaboration between different actors in the TV education and training market, cross-sector research between the educational and audiovisual sectors, and co-ordinating standards and distribution platforms in favor of promoting flexibile introduction of high value-added services. Amongst its members are representatives of the audiovisual and education industries: Universities and Research Centers (UNED, UOC, CU Villanueva and the University of Extremadura) as major content providers and experts on distance education;  audiovisual production and postproduction companies (Agile Contents, SDI, and Lavinia Communi.TV) as technology partners and developers; and members of the broadcasting industry (Spanish Radio Television, Digital Consortium Mataro Maresme and FUNIBER) as major users of technology. "