Digital Media


SoftChalk Authoring Software To Work with Equella and Merlot

SoftChalk is partnering with two companies, The Learning Edge International and Merlot, in integration projects for its e-learning content authoring software.

Nationwide Classroom Video Conferences Commemorate 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Mission

Seizing an opportunity, and an occasion, to bring students from all over the United States together using technology it helped pioneer, NASA this week is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing with a full school week of interactive video conferences to share the event's history with students.

netTrekker To Deliver Animated Educational Videos from BrainPOP

Subscription-based education search engine netTrekker has announced it has added animated educational content from BrainPOP to its vast collection of offerings.

Ohio District Deploys Digital Media Management Across All Campuses

Akron Public Schools (APS) of Akron, OH, has deployed Safari Montage digital servers in all 54 of its school facilities. In addition to offering its students an array of pre-loaded and school-created digital content, the district is using the video servers to deliver the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center's (NURFC) vast collection of educational videos, which it plans to use as an integral part of its 8th grade United States History curriculum.

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Reinvigorating Videoconferencing at Passaic Valley High School

When a high school with a dormant videoconferencing room hires a 20-year videoconferencing veteran, that school can expect big changes in the AV department. So it was when Matthew Conforth joined Passaic Valley High School (PVHS) in New Jersey. Conforth, an educator with 40 years of experience, quickly zeroed in on how to leverage the videoconferencing investment.

Philips Launches Wireless HDTV Link

Philips has debuted its new Wireless HDTV Link SWW1800/27, which sends 1080p signals wirelessly from source boxes and/or devices to the TV.

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Middle School Preparations for Live Video Conferencing

In this first installment of our two-part "before and after" series, we look at preparations underway for a middle school distance education session that involves videoconferencing live with the "worst weather spot" in the Northeastern United States: the observatory on Mount Washington. Technology Coordinator Roy Bailey shares the details of the project--the costs, the equipment involved, and the educational goals, among other things, as his school gears up for the event.

Tandberg Telepresence T1 Designed for Smaller Footprint

Tandberg announced the Telepresence T1, an immersive video conferencing system based on the Telepresence T3 but with a smaller footprint.

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Study: Games, Video Improve Preschooler Literacy

A new study has shown that educational videos and interactive games can have a positive impact on preschooler literacy when incorporated into the curriculum in a classroom setting.

Blackboard Learn Integrates Historical Multimedia Materials

Blackboard is providing access to historical multimedia resources for its academic users. The company today announced that it's inked a deal with NBC News to provide historical and current events materials within the Blackboard Learn platform. [Updated 11:07 a.m.]

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