Are you tired of waiting long hours uploading to YouTube just to have to wait some more for YouTube to process it?
Are you frustrated with the quality of screencasts on YouTube?
Are you in love with Moodle?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I would like to introduce you to
- Faster Uploads (Also includes status bar with estimated time)
- 0 Wait Conversions
- High Resolution Videos
- Larger Videos
- Can Download Videos
- Dedicated to Moodle
It's good to set goals. Otherwise, what are you trying to achieve?
- New Categorization System [When uploading a video you will be forced to choose which versions of Moodle, target audience (admin, teachers, student, general), and module]
- Channel Images (Doubt they will be called channels after the new categorization system is working)
- Style of the site (Still can be improved, For instance, right now the curved corners are being generated by js instead of css)
- Performance (The html is gzipped using htaccess and auto_prepend_file, need to gzip the js and css, also need to compress the js)
- Validation of site (I haven't even bother to check but I am sure there are errors, shooting for XHTML 1.0)
- AJAXIFYING all forms .
- Enlisting multilevel users (Essentially creating some moderator accounts to ease the load o moderation)
- Mulitilingual (Going to need help on this one, but eventually offer the site in all languages, which means need to map all phrases to a language file and then translate! woohoo!)
- Finding the perfect quality (I can increase the quality and size more but it increase load time for Moodlers)
- Upload SWF (Yes! That's right! Eventually you will be able to upload your .swf file directly and it won't try to reconvert it. It will just post the .swf file! WHOAH! Talk about control over quality and size )
- Fixing the digg system
- Work out a nice open source terms of service. Right now, it's essentially "Please do not sue me." spread out over five pages.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What's in it for you? Are you trying to make a profit?
MoodleTutorials.org is non-for-profit.
It is just a very enjoyable way for me to contribute to the Moodle community!
2. Will there be ads?
Nope, no ads.
3. Why doesn't YouTube offer such high quality?
Video hosting takes up large amount of disk space and bandwidth. Converting large numbers of videos can also take a large toll on the servers performance. The reason that Moodle Tutorials can offer this is (let's be honest) we won't be receiving millions of viewers.
4. How can you afford it?
I would like to thank Google, not just for powering over half the world's searches and all of my searches, but for getting students like me involved. The money for hosting will come from my work with GHOP. If I took the integral of how much I love Google it would diverge to infinity .
5. Why focus on Moodle?
I think Moodle is just a really neat project. Moodle provides something that I believe is the future of education. Right now my teachers barely integrate technology into class but the next generation I believe will bring technology to the forefront!
6. Did you stick beta on the end to sound Web 2.0?
Nope. Even though I love Web 2.0 style and design, Moodle Tutorials really is in beta!
7. Will you market the web site?
Already working on bookmarking the site in 500 social bookmarking web sites. Stumbles are always appreciated, along with diggs .
If you like it, share it .
Have a great day,