Digital Media


Discovery Education Expands Digital Media Library via Multiple Partnerships

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.

Adobe, KNS To Develop Digital Literacy Professional Development Programs

Adobe and Knowledge Network Solutions recently reported they're teaming up on a new project to bring educators up to speed on digital literacy.

Promethean Refreshes ActivClassroom Lineup

Education technology developer Promethean this week introduced a range of hardware and software for the ActivClassroom, the company's lineup of classroom learning tools.

Technology in Motion: Student Films Garner $400,000 in Technology for Schools

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.

Meta-Analysis: Is Blended Learning Most Effective?

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 4.0 Expands Support for File Formats, Whiteboards

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.

Videoconferencing: Broadening Horizons for KSD Deaf Students

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.

Mitsubishi Intros 3D-Ready DLP Projector

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.

School Loop Launches Open APIs for Web System

Education technology developer School Loop is rolling out open APIs called OpenLoop to help districts exchange data between School Loop subsystems.

Indiana District Funds Classroom Makeovers with Open Source Savings

Indiana's Michigan City Area Schools is in the midst of renovating hundreds of classrooms at fourteen school sites. Through a new technology initiative, called HiTEC ("High Technology Educational Classroom"), the district is outfitting its classrooms with a wide range of interactive A/V technologies and control systems and funding the whole thing through savings realized through an open source initiative.

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