T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: January 29, 2009


  • Immersive Gameplay: The Future of Education?

    New immersive learning environments--built on state-of-the-art data modeling and "intelligent" game systems--may be the future of education, according to researcher Jim Brazell. But are educators themselves ready to make the shift? More

Ed Tech News

  • Lumens Debuts 1080p Visual Presenter

    Lumens Integration has introduced an HD-capable model in its lineup of desktop visual presenters designed for classroom use. The new unit, the PS660, offers 1080p output and comes in at less than $2,000. More
  • InFocus Adds DisplayLink Support for Mac

    InFocus announced Wednesday that it's adding Mac support to its line of DisplayLink-enabled projectors. The new driver is available now to support existing InFocus projectors on the Mac, and a new InFocus DisplayLink projector with built-in Mac support is slated to ship next month. More
  • Sanyo Launches Dual-Lamp LCD Projector

    Sanyo has debuted the PLC-XTC50L, a high-light-output 3LCD projector with a new dual-lamp selection system for automated lamp management. More
  • Blackboard Bumps Learning Platform to Version 9.0

    Blackboard has released an all-new version of Blackboard Learn, formerly known as the Blackboard Academic Suite. The new 9.0 release adds social learning and Web 2.0 tools, as well as capabilities for integrating the software with open source systems like Moodle and Sakai. More
  • Grow Network To Update Personal Learning Program for Math and Reading

    Grow Network, a subsidiary of McGraw-Hill, is developing a new version of the MyGuide Personal Learning Program, which helps teachers develop instruction methods in math and reading according to individual students' needs. More
  • ISTE GA Director Sees Positive Outlook for Ed Tech Funding Under Obama

    During her session at FETC 2009 in Orlando, FL last Friday, Hillary Goldmann summed up her thoughts on the new Obama administration's understanding of the issues facing educators today with five simple words: "We know he gets it." More