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Digital Media


Kaltura Releases Video Extension for Moodle and Joomla

Kaltura has released video extensions for both Moodle, an open source course management system, and Joomla, an open source content management platform. The extensions allow site-builders for either application to manipulate video and other rich media on their sites, including content management, syndication, monetization, transcoding, uploading, importing, and editing.

Apple Launches iPad Mobile Tablet

As anticipated, Apple formally unveiled its new mobile device, the $499 iPad, Wednesday, heralding the company's entry into the space currently dominated by netbooks and its first serious move into the category of electronic book readers.

NBC Learn Produces Video Series on Science of Olympic Winter Games

Just in time for the 2010 Winter Olympiad taking place in Vancouver, BC this February, NBC Universal (NBCU) has teamed up with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to produce "The Science of the Olympic Winter Games," a 16-part educational video series that gives students extensive insight into the physics, physiology, and related science of sports like figure and speed skating, ice hockey, slalom-course skiing, and even curling.

Educators Inclined More Toward Digital Content

PreK-12 teachers throughout the United States are making significant progress in the adoption and integration of digital media and Internet use in their curricula.

Enhancing Instruction with Web 2.0

As technology professionals for the St. Johns County School District in Florida, David Futch and Charles Moseley understand the value--and scarcity--of instructional dollars. During their session at FETC 2010 last week in Orlando, FL, the pair conceded, "as the belt gets tighter, the need for creative solutions to instructional problems becomes increasingly critical." Enter Web 2.0.

Learn360 3.0 Enhances Digital Media Sharing

AIM Education has introduced Learn360 3.0, a major update to the company's digital media repository and sharing service. The latest release, which was announced at last week's FETC 2010 conference in Florida, gets improved performance and, according to the company, enhanced media sharing capabilities.

Promethean, Safari Montage Partner on Educational Repository

At the FETC 2010 conference in Florida, education technology developers Promethean and Safari Montage announced a joint effort to provide an integrated tool for creating, storing, and sharing digital lesson plans.

Indianapolis Public Schools Replace Textbooks with Digital Content

In a pilot program announced at FETC 2010 in Orlando, 12 schools in the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) system will replace traditional textbooks with digital content from Discovery Education. The program also includes curriculum alignment services, professional development, and hardware.

Discovery Education To Stream Natural History Series

Discovery Education has announced it will stream each episode of Discovery Channel's new natural history series Life beginning the day after it premieres on the cable TV network.

ATutor Open Source CMS Supports Content Interoperability Standard

Open source learning content management system ATutor has been updated to version 1.6.4. It now includes support for the IMS Common Cartridge Lite 1.0 content interoperability standard.

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