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Digital Media


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).

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.

Vantage Learning Targets Athletic Directors with DigitalSports Acquisition

Software-as-a-service provider Vantage Learning has announced its acquisition of DigitalSports, a provider of information about local high school sports throughout the United States and Canada, as well as Web-based team and league management software LeagueMinder.

Teaching Once, Engaging Many with Distance Learning at BVIU

Few counties can afford to hire full-time teachers at every school for every subject, and it is especially challenging in a region dependent on the declining steel industry. That is what Beaver County in Pennsylvania faced when trying to deliver consistent education across the 15 school districts serving 24,000 students. The Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit (BVIU) is the regional service agency charged with that challenge. Thus was born the Regional Choice Initiative.

Videoconferencing Engages Students in Mobile County Public Schools

As with many school districts, the Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS) in Alabama had challenges delivering consistent education to many and varied schools across a large area. Mobile is one of the largest in the country, however, with more than 100 schools across 1,644 square miles, which made it difficult to find an efficient solution.

Discovery Launches Service To Embed Digital Media into Curriculum

Digital media--streaming video, interactive presentations, photo slideshows, audio programs--are today a common component of many educational curricula. Now Discovery Education has launched a service it hopes will be the logical next step: working with school districts to integrate digital content directly into lesson plans and day-to-day instruction.

Panopto Lecture Capture Suite Hooks Into Blackboard

Panopto this week announced that it's beefing up support for the Blackboard electronic learning platform. The company is currently developing a new Blackboard Building Block for its CourseCast lecture capture system, which will be released this summer.

Kindle Support Comes to Blackboard Learn Platform

Blackboard today announced support for Amazon.com's Kindle electronic book reader through a new Blackboard Building Block. It's being released as open source software.

Partnership Aims To Broaden the Accessibility of Digital Media

In an effort to bring digital media, specifically streaming video, to as wide a student audience as possible, two corporations have partnered with the United States Department of Education to significantly expand the number of videos featuring closed captioning and audio description tracks.

PBS Creates Library of Digital Resources Targeted to Classroom Use

In an effort to make its vast collection of digital educational resources available for in-class use, PBS has announced the launch of the PBS Digital Learning Library, a comprehensive source of digital video, still images, audio, games, and interactive simulations for teachers to use to augment their lessons.

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