Digital Media


Overcoming the Barriers to eText Adoption--Higher Education's Initiatives to Tame the Digital Content Tiger

The conversion from printed instructional content to digital content is inevitable. Just as the music industry progressed from vinyl to tape to CD and now to digital formats, so progresses the instructional content industry. With any change comes some level of resistance, doubt, and barriers to progress. The conversion from printed to digital content is no exception. Here, we'll propose initiatives to overcome these barriers.

Extending the Boundaries of Learning: A Challenge for IT in Higher Education

On July 30, 2013, Lev Gonick will open Campus Technology's 20th annual summer conference with a keynote that, appropriately, draws on his experience over the past two decades as a leader in higher education IT. Gonick will provide a retrospective of key technology changes and describe the "infancy" of the information technology revolution in higher education, but more importantly, he will examine the future challenges waiting for our education institutions and the higher education IT community.

UK University Deploys Open Source Video Platform for Teaching and Learning

The University of Warwick in the United Kingdom has announced plans to roll out an open source video platform for its Language Centre.

Tiny Radio in Class: Podcasting Returns to Campus

When students act as producers in pulling together the elements that make up a simple audio podcast, they can become better content providers in the process.

The Rise of eText

A discussion of eText and how higher education institutions can prepare for a shift from print to digital course materials and textbooks.

Adobe Adapts Education Licensing for New Creative Cloud

Adobe today revealed that it's abandoning its decade-old Creative Suite in favor of Creative Cloud. As part of the transition, the company is also revamping its education licensing for primary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions.

Out of the Fray: The Most Relevant Mobile Apps and Devices for Education

Tennessee Board of Regents' Associate Vice Chancellor for Mobilization and Emerging Technology Robbie Melton gave the opening keynote yesterday at CT Forum 2013 in San Diego. CT followed up with a brief interview.

Pearson Integrates Equella Digital Repository with Echo360

Schools and institutions using Echo360 lecture capture technology will soon have a new way to manage and publish recorded content.

Strategic Mobilization: A Model for the Future

Recognizing mobile technology's ubiquity and reach into students' lives, its rapid technical evolution, and its unique transformative potential for education, the Tennessee Board of Regents has included mobilization as an important part of its strategic plan. As Associate Vice Chancellor for Mobilization and Emerging Technology, Robbie Melton oversees mobilization strategies and initiatives for TBR. Here, Melton shares how she works to build and extend TBR's model for strategic mobilization.

Internet2, Educause To Launch E-Textbook Pilot in the Fall

Educause and Internet2 have launched a new pilot program intended to give universities and colleges nationwide the chance to explore and evaluate digital educational materials, such as e-textbooks, from more than 50 providers, including Courseload, CourseSmart, and McGraw-Hill Education.