Digital Media

Designing Learning Spaces for Instruction, not Control

Never before has it been more viable for educators to put instruction front and center of learning space design than now. Never before has collaboration with students and peers and with the world been more possible than now. So why are our learning spaces still so reminiscent of the past? Why are these spaces still so constrained?

MA Secondary Schools Add Digital Media to the Learning Process

In an effort to enhance the learning experience using photos and other images, software developer Vertus has donated about 200 licenses for its software Play With Pictures to Old Rochester Junior High School and Senior High School of Mattapoisett, MA.

Virtual School Begins Rolling Out Game-Based Courses

Florida Virtual School this week rolled out a series of courses based around a new educational game called Conspiracy Code.

IBM Lotus Quickr 8.2 Gets Performance Boost

IBM has released Lotus Quickr 8.2, an update to the company's collaborative learning tool. The new version is focus mainly on feature improvements for Lotus Quickr services for Domino but also includes improvements to connectors for Quickr services for WebSphere Portal.

Evergreen Public Schools Brings Collaborative Tools to District Portal

In an effort to deliver collaborative tools and create a stronger Web presence for its stakeholders, Evergreen Public Schools in Washington is moving its Web presence onto the Schoolwires platform.

Elluminate Expands Learning Suite with Live 9.5, Plan 2.0

Elluminate has rolled out a new version of its Elluminate Learning Suite, a collection of collaborative software tools for education.

Justice Department Looks Into Blackboard's Angel Acquisition

The United States Department of Justice is apparently taking an interest in Blackboard's recent acquisition of Angel Learning. DOJ has been asking questions about the controversial buyout, according to Blackboard's chief rival in the commercial LMS space, Desire2Learn.

RM Easiteach 3.5 Expands Lesson Content

Curriculum technology developer RM Education has released new versions of RM Easiteach for Mac OS X and Windows.

More High Schools Streaming Graduations on Web

More schools have begun streaming their graduations on the Internet, to provide a means for people who can't attend the ceremony in person to watch while it unfolds.

Peercasting: Students Produce Math Support at NC Middle School

If there's one thing that teachers know how to do, it's create engaging learning environments with limited resources. Take Nancy Trollinger, an eighth- and ninth-grade math teacher who recently came upon an excellent way for struggling learners to pick up complex algebraic concepts: peer tutoring ... with a little technological twist.

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