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 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.
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.
Panopto this week announced that it's beefing up support for the Blackboard electronic learning platform. The company is currently developing a new Blackboard Building Block for its CourseCast lecture capture system, which will be released this summer.
Blackboard today announced support for Amazon.com's Kindle electronic book reader through a new Blackboard Building Block. It's being released as open source software.
Digital signage systems often come to mind as part of a campus emergency notification system. But they actually have far more prosaic uses on numerous campuses, where they are used daily to inform and even entertain students on a variety of issues.
Education technology developer Promethean this week introduced a range of hardware and software for the ActivClassroom, the company's lineup of classroom learning tools.
For the next two years students at the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC) at Iowa State University will be working with virtual reality software from ICIDO. VRAC is an interdisciplinary research center focusing on the interface between humans and computers.
The United States Department of Education reported recently that it's found some evidence to support the notion that blended learning is more effective than either face to face or online learning by themselves. Further, between online and face to face instruction, online is at least as good and may even have the advantage in terms of improving student achievement and potentially expanding the amount of time (and quality time) students spend learning.
In order to accommodate new state of the art equipment for its audiovisual programs, California's Modesto Junior College (MJC) was looking not just at rewiring a building, but bringing 1950s-era building construction up to 2009 standards--a huge undertaking by any measure.