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Digital Media


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.

Utah Education Network Connects Rural and Urban Schools

The Utah Education Network, a non-profit school consortium, has teamed up with Qwest Communications to deliver high-speed network services to Utah schools. The "multi-year, multimillion-dollar agreement" will connect 21 of Utah's 40 school districts to Qwest's GeoMax fiber-optic network.

Partnership for 21st Century Skills Adds 3 States to Membership

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has added three more states to its membership. The group announced Tuesday that Illinois, Louisiana, and Nevada have joined the organization, bringing the total state membership to 13.

Microsoft Sets Stage for Netbook v. Smartbook World

At the Computex event in Taiwan last week, Microsoft presented its vision of a mobile computing world that will include "consumer Internet devices" (CIDs) alongside netbooks.

Virtual Academy Speeds Identification of Students at Risk

The Idaho Digital Learning Academy, a virtual K-12 school established by the Idaho legislature in 2002, is looking to accelerate the identification of students who need special help to succeed academically.

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.

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