Digital Media


George Siemens: A New Lab for Research on Technology and Digital Networks

This spring, George Siemens will make the move stateside to the University of Texas-Arlington, where he will base his research on how technology and digital networks influence the knowledge development process within society, and related implications for the future of higher education institutions.

Lane CC's Award-Winning Faculty Development Program for OER Adoption

The high cost of traditional textbooks has been recognized as a likely roadblock to student success and is one of the reasons institutions are looking at the adoption of open education resources. But converting a course for OER can be a challenge for instructors. Lane Community College's OER Faculty Fellowship program offers both incentives and support for faculty adoption of OER. The college's ongoing OER adoption work of five years earned it a WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award this fall.

Student Reporters Use Mobile App for Video Newsgathering

Student reporters are using a new tool to provide news coverage of campus events for their campus television station.

OverDrive Launches Streaming Video Service for Schools

Schools and libraries will soon have a new way to access and stream video, at no charge, directly to computers and mobile devices.

ShareStream 5.7 Expands CMS Support, Adds Course Media Copy Wizard

ShareStream has updated its online video platform and media management system. ShareStream 5.7 includes a new Course Media Copy Wizard and new tools for embedding ShareStream playlists into content management systems.

50+ Percent Off! The Walmart of Education

No, it's not about forcing the little guys out of business! Calvin College Senior Instructional Designer Daniel Christian explains a strategy that, with the use of technology, he hopes would result in a 50 percent or more savings to students on a higher education.

Mediacore, Snagit Partner To Help Flip Classrooms

TechSmith has partnered with Mediacore to allow Snagit users to upload content more easily in an effort to help instructors flip their classrooms more easily.

Intel's 'She Will Connect' Aims To Reduce Digital Gender Gap in Developing World

In a bid to narrow the digital literacy gender gap in the developing world, Intel will launch a new initiative dubbed She Will Connect.

Hacking the Classroom: Purdue U's Approach to Augmented Learning

Informatics Director Kyle Bowen explains how Purdue U is once again "hacking the classroom" by tying together the disparate apps and devices students bring with them, all in an effort to improve the ways in which technology can enhance teaching and learning.

The Community College as a Portal to Everything Else

Community colleges have always served their communities beyond traditional academic programs and course offerings. Here, a CIO talks about his opportunities to influence the future of broadband access in his region.