You’ve got your cameras pointed at the graduation speaker for your latest live broadcast. Family, friends, and alumni are waiting with anticipation in far off locations to tune in. You have everything dialed in on your end… but what service do you use to bring your signal to the world?

 

Which streaming service is the best? What are the advantages of X over Y? What is the best set up for Z? These are the most common questions I am asked at workshops.

 

So to get to the bottom of things I’ve decided to dig deep into two of the most popular and robust services: Livestream.com and UStream.tv. These services made the list because they share several important features:

  • Free & premium versions
  • Desktop & browser based broadcasting apps
  • Embeddable player & chat
  • Multi-camera support

Both services have been very helpful setting me up with trial versions of their premium services and answering many questions already.

 

But before I get too far along I wanted to give you the chance to weigh in. What questions would you like me to ask? What would you like me to test drive? Is there a setup or configuration that you would like me to try?

 

Just let me know in the comments!

Hans Mundahl

Hans Mundahl

Director of Technology Integration at New Hampton School

I've been an educator since 1995 when I first stepped into the classroom as a Fulbright exchange teacher in the former East Germany. Since then I've been an Outward Bound instructor, a teacher, tutor, admission officer, house head, evening administrator on duty and I ran the experiential learning program at New Hampton School for almost ten years. Today I focus on technology integration centered on values-driven technology integration and 1:1 iPad initiatives. Recently I had the chance to help New Hampton School become an Apple Distinguished School and I co-authored the iBook Teaching with the iPad (available on the iBookstore). Now I'm the founder of a scrappy little company (one employee!) called Hans Mundahl and Associates, inc a digital strategy consultancy for schools and non-profits. My free time is usually spent with my family but I'm also passionate about the outdoors and protecting the environment. I'm on the Board of Trustees at the Newfound Lake Region Association and when I have the chance I'm an active hiker, climber, and paddler. My writing appears on EdSocialMedia.com and I speak frequently at technology and education conferences.

http://www.HansMundahl.com