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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.]

Moodlerooms, Learning Edge Partner To Bring Digital Repository to Moodle Bundle

Moodlerooms is integrating the EQUELLA digital repository into its learning management platform, powered by the open-source Moodle LMS. Through a new partnership with The Learning Edge North America, the platform will incorporate EQUELLA without adding any new licensing fees.

Adobe Rolls Out New Digital School Collection

Adobe has introduced a new version of its Digital School Collection, a suite of creative and productivity tools geared specifically for K-12 education. The new suite includes a significantly enhanced version of Premiere Elements, with expanded podcasting capabilities. Adobe has also brought Photoshop Elements back to the Mac (with education pricing) in the new version 8 release.

CourseCast Lecture Capture Tool Adds Mac Recorder, Expands Podcasting

Panopto this week released an update to CourseCast, the lecture capture system that's made available to academic institutions at no cost through a special program offered by the company.

Elluminate Launches VCS 2.0 for Multipoint Video Collaboration

Elluminate has launched an update to Elluminate VCS, a video conferencing and collaboration tool designed for use by academic institutions. The new 2.0 release includes a range of interface improvements, as well as new collaboration capabilities.

TechSmith Brings Camtasia to the Mac

TechSmith has released Camtasia for Mac OS X, a screen capture and audio and video editing tool (not to be confused with the Camtasia Relay lecture capture system, which already works on Mac).

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Cross-Cultural Collaboration: Students Bridge Cultures with Videoconferencing from Carnegie Hall

Videoconferencing is not only an efficient way to conduct meetings or deliver distance learning; it's also opening up the world in ways that were never before possible. Thanks to an innovative program at Carnegie Hall, a number of New York high school social studies students are learning this first-hand and experiencing countries and cultures most would never see.

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