AfterDark Technology is providing visual tools to help Education Queensland assess disabled students in remote and regional areas.
The pair are now trialling a new service, Videobank, which allows specialists to monitor student activity through a standard digital video camera. AfterDark managing director, Peter Davies, said this would make downloading or uploading faster for both dial-up and broadband users.
"It was essential not to overload their system during normal school hours, but to properly utilise the dead hours during the period from 5pm to 7am," he said. "Through refining the FTP process, teachers and carers are provided with simple digital video cameras; teaching sessions are recorded, downloaded and edited on the computer than transferred to the Videobank system."
Education Queensland had plans to broaden the product to give all students greater access to education facilities, Davies said.