At the 2009 National Educational Computer Conference (NECC) in Washington, DC, 28 schools received awards and prizes in Sony Creative Software's second student digital video contest. Their schools will receive $400,000 in software and equipment.
At the 2009 National Educational Computer Conference (NECC) this week, Discovery Education announced it has entered into three new partnerships that will allow it to expand its already substantial library of digital media for the education market, specifically increasing the number of post-2000 copyrighted streaming video titles it offers to more than 5,000.
- By Scott Aronowitz
At the 2009 National Educational Computer Conference (NECC) in Washington, DC, Adobe announced the winners of the 2009 Adobe School Innovation Awards.
Education technology developer Promethean this week introduced a range of hardware and software for the ActivClassroom, the company's lineup of classroom learning tools.
The United States Department of Education reported recently that it's found some evidence to support the notion that blended learning is more effective than either face to face or online learning by themselves. Further, between online and face to face instruction, online is at least as good and may even have the advantage in terms of improving student achievement and potentially expanding the amount of time (and quality time) students spend learning.
Safari Montage has introduced version 4.0 of its video on demand and digital content system for schools, expanding integration with whiteboards and adding support for a wide range of file types.
At the InfoComm 2009 show in Orlando, FL, Mitsubishi this week introduced its first 3D-ready DLP projector, taking advantage of Texas Instruments' new DLP Link technology. Further information can be found here.
Teaching deaf students involves more than scholastics, especially in areas where the deaf population is much smaller than the national average. In Kentucky, for example, only 3 percent are deaf, compared with 10 percent nationwide, which makes it difficult for students to interact with deaf people outside of the perimeter of the school.
- By Denise Harrison
Education technology developer School Loop is rolling out open APIs called OpenLoop to help districts exchange data between School Loop subsystems.
The Utah Education Network, a non-profit school consortium, has teamed up with Qwest Communications to deliver high-speed network services to Utah schools. The "multi-year, multimillion-dollar agreement" will connect 21 of Utah's 40 school districts to Qwest's GeoMax fiber-optic network.