Digital Media

TechSmith Brings Camtasia to the Mac

TechSmith has released Camtasia for Mac OS X, a screen capture and audio and video editing tool (not to be confused with the Camtasia Relay lecture capture system, which already works on Mac).

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Fostering Classroom Interaction, Minus the Clickers

"Where on this weather map do you expect it's going to rain today?" Dr. Perry Samson asks the 200 students in his introductory class on extreme weather. Almost instantly, dots begin to appear on the displayed map, as students indicate their answers through their wireless laptops. In moments, a clear pattern emerges on the classroom display as Samson continues the lecture.

UK Center To Digitize Conference Proceedings with ebrary

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom has signed on for the ebrary service to distribute digitized materials online.

West Virginia U Rolls Out Lecture Capture in Health Sciences Center

The Health Sciences Center at West Virginia University is deploying lecture capture technologies to serve students in its medical, nursing, pharmacy, and dentistry programs.

De Anza College Equips Classrooms with Lecture Capture

De Anza College, a two-year school in Cupertino, CA, has found success with a TrackView system from Vaddio for recording lectures with video, audio, and graphics.

Richmont To Use Landro To Analyze Intern Counseling Sessions

Richmont Graduate University will begin using the Landro Education Edition video play analyzer from Iris Technologies this fall to improve student learning in mental health counseling.

Lecture Capture Comes to Blackboard Learn Platform

Echo360's lecture capture technologies are making their way onto the Blackboard Learn platform.

U California Publishing Ag Journal to Digital Repository with Aptara

The University of California will be converting print editions of California Agriculture journal using technology from Aptara. The digitization project will convert close to 6,000 articles dating back to 1946 and move them into a searchable Web site, accessible online.

Indiana U Bloomington Rolls Out Digital Signage Across Campus

Indiana University Bloomington has rolled out a digital signage system across its entire campus, including all dorms, as well as eating areas, the student union, and other locations.

Emerging Interactive Media: CT 2009 Keynote Preview

Chris Dede, Harvard's Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at the university's Graduate School of Education, will give the opening keynote at the Campus Technology 2009 conference in Boston this coming Tuesday, July 28 on emerging interactive media and implications for teaching and research. We asked Dede for preliminary comments based on a sampling of ideas he'll present.