tesselated TV

For the RESULT project, Robin Mudge developed Tesselated Television, a method that could take the hundreds of individual video learning objects, used in the on-line learning system, and turn them into a regular Television program for transmission over the air.
Example video learning object link.

The word tessellation comes from the Latin ‘tessela’ meaning ‘…to fit together exactly, leaving no spaces’, and the concept of TTV is based upon such a definition. However, there is one major difference. Normally, the tesselated pattern (usually called a mosaic) is made up of pieces identical in shape. In TTV, the shapes, (video learning objects) used to create the mosaic ( linear television program) are not identical – herein lies the challenge.
By utilizing existing resources TTV will provide tailor-made programming that:
*    spans all age groups
*    is entertaining
*    is suitable for a broad range of ability levels
*    has the potential to be curriculum specific
*    is subject related
*    can be used in conjunction with other modes of learning.
The segments and components that have been carefully chosen from existing material, are fused together to form a structured and dynamic ‘whole’ program or scheduled sequence – the ultimate in 21c technological recycling and at the heart of the ‘Produce Once Use Many Times’ production philosophy. By using this technique, the same material can be used many times by making only small changes to individual bits of the ‘whole’. In this way a program could have many different versions encompassing different abilities or learning styles.