The Production Process for Online Presentation Content on

By Joseph M. Cychosz

Network for Computational Nanotechnology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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Over the past 10 years, the NCN has produced more than 1400 online presentations in the form of course lectures, seminars and workshop presentations, and tutorials and has made them available on These presentations have been viewed by almost 400,000 users and during the past year, more than 90,000 users have watched at least one of these presentations. In 2005 the NCN first introduced podcasts to

This presentation will provide an overview of the techniques that NCN uses today to place lecture content on A brief history of how we got from our first days of online content to the current methods we employ will also be presented. The NCN currently uses a variety of commercial and in-house developed tools in its production process and delivers content to the nanoHUB (podcasts, HTML5), iTunes U and YouTube.


Joseph Cychosz Joseph Cychosz began his computing career in 1974 at the University of Illinois where he became an electrical engineer by degree, and a programmer by trade, while working with the Control Data computer systems, a system comprising the university's computing center and PLATO system. Upon leaving the University of Illinois, Cychosz went to work for Control Data, where he eventually served as technical liaison between CDC's Supercomputing and CADCAM divisions and various university efforts. One of those efforts evolved into Purdue's NSF funded ERC for Collaborative Manufacturing.

With the founding of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) and the NASA Institute for Nanoelectronics and Computing in 2002, Cychosz joined these efforts as systems manager and has migrated to production manager for online presentations. His team over the last 10 years have produced in excess of 40 nanotechnology related courses and more than 1500 lectures/seminars for He also serves as site lead for the NCN@Purdue effort and general ombudsman for the other site leads.

Cychosz has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. He has published several articles on computer graphics and has authored contributions in the Graphics Gems series. He has chaired various committees for SIGGRAPH and is a member of ACM SIGGRAPH and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.

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