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Digital Media


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.

Lightspeed Serves Up Screened YouTube Videos

Lightspeed Systems has released the Educational Video Library, a new tool that allows teachers to review YouTube content and choose files to submit to the district administrator for approval.

2009 School Innovation Award Winners Announced

At the 2009 National Educational Computer Conference (NECC) in Washington, DC, Adobe announced the winners of the 2009 Adobe School Innovation Awards.

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.