(What does this do and why might a teacher care?
Because i said so!
VLC media player is an open source, free software media player written by the VideoLAN project.
VLC is a portable multimedia player, encoder, and streamer supporting many audio and video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It is able to stream over networks and to transcode multimedia files and save them into various formats. VLC used to stand for VideoLAN Client, but that meaning is now deprecated. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2.
VideoLan Media Player Edit
What is this? Edit
This Technology provides a way to stream videos online and everywhere...cool.
It is one of the most platform-independent players available, with versions for BeOS, Syllable, BSD, Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, MorphOS, Solaris and Zaurus, and is widely used with over 100 million downloads for version 0.8.6
Application in Innovation Edit
Innovation applications: some
Teachers can add videos from youtube that are educational and other streaming video sites to facilitate the learning process. Streaming videos can be a fun way to learn, especially when your class is tired and hung over from last night's partying....let them sit back and watch.
Applications in Efficiency Edit
Efficiency applications: some
If your tired as a teacher or don't feel well one day, just stream away for the class and sit back and drink your hot tea. Feel better. This way you dont have to expend much energy and can still be in the classroom for your students.
Applications in Community Edit
Community applications: Some
It can be used in place of dull textbooks, in group presentation activities, seminars, conferences, abroad meetings, etc..
Required technical proficiency Edit
You should know how to move around the web and add/delete stuff. I would say moderate skills.
Similar to / different from Edit
similar to eMule Kceasy, Java, D-Bus
Hmm....nothing that i am aware of
Official page Edit
For more information Edit
(Other useful links, perhaps applications of this technology)