Instructional Technologist Marta Magnuson is used to some skepticism when students see her syllabus. A lot of them have never heard of Web 2.0 technologies like Diigo, Glogster, Prezi, and PBworks. For some, the thought of using any technology they can't access from their phone breaks them out in a cold sweat. For others, there's a very real concern that investing hours into Web 2.0 projects could result in waking up one morning to discover the cloud ate their homework.
Epson has launched a new presentation bundle built around its high-end BrightLink 455Wi interactive projector. The bundle, called the BrightLink 455Wi-T, couples the 455Wi with a Copernicus Education table mount and an optional RM Easiteach license.
Viewsonic has rolled out three new 3D-capable, DLP-based portable classroom projectors.
NEC has unveiled a new high-light-output HD projection system designed for large venues with high levels of ambient light.
Echo360 is embedding its lecture capture EchoSystem portal for multimedia course materials within open source learning management system Moodle 1.9 and 2.0.
Optoma has released three DLP projectors that work in conjunction with active RF-3D glasses to reduce line of sight problems and synchronization issues that can occur when 3D content is viewed using active infrared technologies.
Boxlight has released two short throw LCD projectors with automatic set up features, alerts, network connectivity, and built in sound.
Hitachi America has rolled out three new LCD-based projectors for classrooms. The new CP-WX3014WN, CP-X3014WN, and CP-X4014WN offer high light output and high contrast ratio for sub-optimal lighting conditions. They also offer networking capabilities.
Epson has unveiled two portable, entry-level LCD projectors, the PowerLite 1221 and the PowerLite 1261W. The company also launched, in partnership with Discovery Education and Atomic Learning, a new training program to help education users get up to speed on using interactive projection technologies in the classroom.
This fall the University of Michigan will roll out an interactive presentation tool called LectureTools, created by one of its own professors, to more than 4,000 students. The software is designed to keep students engaged during presentations using laptops and smart phones, especially in large lectures.