Digital Media


8 in 10 Faculty Members Use Social Media

Faculty members in higher education may be more technologically connected than previously assumed. According to a survey put out this week, a little more than 80 percent of them are social media users.

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The Device Versus the Book

Electronic readers may be ushering in a watershed moment in personal reading, with the Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, and Barnes & Noble Nook duking it out for market dominance. But how do these contenders fare in the academic marketplace?

Creative Suite 5 Ships

Adobe has started shipping Creative Suite 5, with major new versions of each of the core applications in the suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and After Effects. The company has also launched new education programs, resources, and pricing.

USC Annenberg Adopts Stroome for Collaborative Video Editing

Call it "crowd-clipping" or "WeTube." The University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism has launched a collaborative video editing Web site, named Stroome, after the Dutch word stromen for "flow."

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21st Century AV on a Century-Old Campus

When a new building was planned for 102-year-old Montclair State University, it presented an opportunity to incorporate advanced audiovisual technologies to enrich and support student learning.

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First Look: Photoshop CS5 Extended

Adobe has formally unveiled Creative Suite 5, including a a significantly expanded version of Photoshop, with new tools ranging from "Content-Aware" spot healing to paint brushes that can mix and blend with the canvas. We have a first look at some of the major new features coming up in the latest release.

Adobe Intros Creative Suite 5, Launches New Education Resources

Adobe has announced the new Creative Suite 5 and, with it, major new versions of each of the core applications in the suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and After Effects. They include a wide variety of improvements, from enhanced image editing capabilities in Photoshop to new rotoscoping tools in After Effects--not to mention iPhone application in Flash.

Companies Look To Grow Moodle LMS Video Usage

Two companies have teamed up to expand the use of video capabilities in the Moodle online course management system.

Marketing a Podcast: More Lessons from U Buffalo School of Social Work

Building an audience for a podcast is a major undertaking, as the School of Social Work at the SUNY University at Buffalo has discovered. The school's podcast producers have managed to build theirs through a combination of traditional and guerilla methods, exposing their work to those who can benefit from it and helping to create a more tech-savvy image for their school in the process.

U Utah Moves to Hosted Videos with Sorenson

The University of Utah in Salt Lake City has launched two hosted video projects, one in the school of business and the other university-wide, that will use technology and services from Sorenson Media.