How to manage embedded multi media in Wikieducator

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It is only a privileged few who have access to broadband connectivity. With broadband connectivity you can watch videos easily, use 3D online simulations, and listen to audio. However, the majority of the world do not have access to broadband connectivity. They either live in an area that does not have the infrastructure for broadband, or broadband is just too expensive to access. Some people who do have access however, have their access censored and cannot use educationally rich sites like YouTube or SlideShare.

We in the Wikieducator community can help bridge this gap using a combination of Wiki technology, embedded media, and media copying and uploading. If you have access to uncensored broadband you will be able to watch a range of excellent videos that have educational function. If you find such a video start by checking if the source page offers embed code for you to copy and paste. This allows you to display the video in other websites such as a blog or this wiki. Embed the video in your wikipage and let the original author know the location of the page you have embedded the video. While you are at it, ask permission to copy the video and encourage the creator to consider a free content license, or to join the wikieducator community ;) If the original author of the video agrees to you embedded the video, then you can proceed in starting to transcribe the video's audio track into text as per time code. No need to do it all - although its great if you do, others can help later. If the original author agrees to you making a copy of the video and uploading it to Wikieducator then that's even better! Replace the embed code with the location of the new copy on Wikieducator and continue with the transcription of the audio. Last thing we need are still frames from the video to assist people who cannot wtach the video, to get the information they need from the text and image transcript.