Internet Technology Services provides website development services, CD-ROM creation, and technical support to a select number of clients, mainly in fields related to education.
We are located in Thornbury, Victoria, and most of our clients are situated in Melbourne's inner metropolitan suburbs.
We provide offer development and maintenance services, CD-ROM development and duplication, and can provide technical support for PC and Apple computers. We are able to provide on-site training for your staff in the maintenance of websites, and we specialise in the development of dynamic websites using an Open Source Content Management System called Joomla!
Internet Technology Services is owned and operated by Peter Batchelor. Find out more about Peter here.
Many of my clients are now making recordings of teacher professional learning presentations and student revision lectures available online. Some are running webinars, using Redback Conferencing or Adobe Connect, while others are recording a session and placing it online either as audio, video, or as a SMIL presentation. There are benefits and disadvantages to all approaches, and I generally recommend keeping one's options open as much as possible. If I am running a webinar I will also record the audio on my iPhone, using Voice Recorder HD, and if it is a long session I might even point a video camera at the PowerPoint display so that if I have to turn it into a SMIL presentation later I have an easy way of determining when the slide transitions took place. If one of my Macs is being used to display to PowerPoint Slides I will run ScreenFlow to capture the presentation, so that I can see the slide timings, and export the elements I need when creating the online version of the presentation..
In June 2013 I gave a talk on how a W3C standard called Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) is being used by a number of my clients, mainly teaching associations in Victoria. For these clients I've been turning PowerPoint slides into SMIL presentations that includes the recorded audio from the session, and the PowerPoint slides as images. My talk also touched on how SMIL presentations like this can be used in Joomla!, in congunction with Community Builder and CB Subs, to set up a system that allows you to grant access to particular subscribers, for a particular amount of time.