Digital Media

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.

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.

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