The National Institute of Open Schooling has launched a web-radio facility for its learners in collaboration with Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), New Delhi to bring educational and information content for the community.
Internet radio (also called web-radio, streaming radio, e-radio webcasting) is an audio service transmitted via the Internet. Internet radio services are usually accessible from anywhere in the world. Internet radio is popular among expatriates and listeners with interest that is not adequately served by local radio stations.
All audio contents developed by NIOS, be it subject related or to address social issues, are being placed in the web-radio. The subject contents available in the website would be much useful to the learners of NIOS as the same are directly related to the syllabus of the NIOS, both for Academic and Vocational subjects. The NIOS has reached another milestone of reaching out to the learners with the support of ICT.
NIOS internet radio involves streaming media, presenting listeners with a continuous stream of audio that can be paused or replayed, it is distinct from on-demand file serving. Internet radio is also distinct from podcasting, which involves downloading rather than streaming. Many Internet radio services are associated with a corresponding traditional (terrestrial) radio station or radio network. Internet-only radio stations are independent of such associations. NIOS internet radio services are accessible from anywhere in the world from NIOS’ website.