Digital Media


A Tool for Its Time

As they continue to empower teachers with upgraded instructional options, learning management systems have evolved into something whose old name just doesn’t cut it anymore.

It’s All in the Preparation

Needing every possible edge, students are looking to online solutions to get them ready for college admissions exams.

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In the Company of Sages

We all pay lip service to the need for educators to be learners as well as teachers, but how often do we really act on it?

How To Get Started with Open Source in K-12

Open source has proved attractive for K-12 school districts for any number of reasons, from upfront cost savings to freedom from cumbersome restrictions to the quality of the software itself. But how does a school or district get started with it? Three K-12 IT directors shared their experiences with THE Journal--the good and the bad, as well as the lessons they've learned in the process.

Kaltura Releases Blackboard Building Block To Add Video

Kaltura, a company that develops open source products for creating and managing video on Web sites, has published a Blackboard Building Block that allows users to integrate video into their Blackboard Learn environments.

Windows 7 Limited on VC-1 Video Codec Use

Microsoft last week acknowledged that the VC-1 video codec has limited performance on multicore systems running Windows 7.

Embracing Classroom Technology

An Arizona elementary school is beefing up its technology toolbox with a new multimedia curriculum in an effort to engage students, teach 21st century skills, and, hopefully, help boost academic achievement.

Ableton Opens Summer Music Challenge

For students looking to stay involved in the arts over the summer, audio software developer Ableton has launched the Ableton Summer Music Challenge, in which K-12 students create and submit original tracks for a chance to earn individual prizes and prizes for their schools.

2 California Districts Bring Digital Media to the Classroom

Two high school districts in California have adopted digital media systems for delivering educational content to their classrooms.

Sonic Foundry Launches New Mediasite Recorder Automates Closed Captioning

At the InfoComm 2010 convention this week in Las Vegas, Sonic Foundry debuted updates to its Media site lecture capture system, including new recorder hardware and updated Mediasite software.

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