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