Digital Media


Big Bend CC Grows Video Presence with Webcasting

Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, WA has expanded its use of streaming media and lecture capture. With about 4,000 students, the college is one of the smallest in the state but covers one of the largest geographic areas, 4,500 square miles. Faced with budget restrictions in 2008, the staff reconsidered how it was doing videoconferencing for its distance learning program.

Rochester Institute of Technology Ramps Up Streaming Video

Rochester Institute of Technology in New York has installed a new wireless network in an effort to beef up access to collaborative technologies and to distribute educational materials and replays of major campus events. For the deployment, RIT used Cisco 802.11n wireless gear and Cisco VideoStream.

Apple Launches iPad Mobile Tablet

As anticipated, Apple formally unveiled its new mobile device, the $499 iPad, Wednesday, heralding the company's entry into the space currently dominated by netbooks and its first serious move into the category of electronic book readers.

Kaltura Releases Video Extension for Moodle and Joomla

Kaltura has released video extensions for both Moodle, an open source course management system, and Joomla, an open source content management platform. The extensions allow site-builders for either application to manipulate video and other rich media on their sites, including content management, syndication, monetization, transcoding, uploading, importing, and editing.

North Carolina State Expands Streaming Video Deployment

North Carolina State University is deploying technology from HaiVision Network Video to stream its video.

The Imagined Space of The Web 2.0 Classroom

Web 2.0 and new media have influenced the design of physical classroom spaces, just as they have offered new virtual spaces for interaction.

ATutor Open Source CMS Supports Content Interoperability Standard

Open source learning content management system ATutor has been updated to version 1.6.4. It now includes support for the IMS Common Cartridge Lite 1.0 content interoperability standard.

ePortfolios: Let Me Count the Ways

Rather than starting with a functional analysis of various ePortfolio tools, look at how ePortfolio technology in general fits with key educational trends and decide how a portfolio strategy can support your institution's unique objectives.

500 Institutions Deploy WMS for Video Streaming

Wowza Media Systems said 500 universities and colleges have adopted its Wowza Media Server to deliver live, on demand, and interactive content to students and faculty, much of it driven by greater demand for lecture capture.

Nottingham Trent U Works with Desire2Learn To Promote LRO among Faculty

Nottingham Trent University in Nottingham, UK said it plans to develop and extend its standards-based repository infrastructure to include new services. This two-year project will work on enhancing processes and technology for better integrating learning object repository in the university's virtual learning environment.