The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced on October 15 that it has developed a technology with which users can exchange web videos through smartphones.
This technology enables people to select their favorite parts from online video lectures, YouTube videos, music videos, and news tickers using their smartphones, and to use or send this content to other smartphones.
This technology is expected to be used as an alternative to a conventional blackboard. In the classroom, a web board that plays a role of a control server will be set up on an electronic blackboard. Students will need to download mobile programs to interface with the electronic blackboard in the future.
ETRI transferred the technology to an IT solution firm and published 20 papers on the subject at home and abroad. In addition, the institute already applied for 30 patents.
Ryu Won, head of the Intelligent Convergence Technology Research Department of Broadcasting & Telecommunications Media Research Laboratory at ETRI, said, “It will be possible to cultivate talented students in a way that promotes creativity and cooperation, which are core concepts for the future classroom.” He added, “According to the outlook for smartphones and app markets, domestic sales are projected to reach US$50 billion, while exports to other countries are forecast to total US$3 billion next year.”