Digital Media


NMC's New List of Metatrends--It's Not Just About The Technology

For a decade the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project has, through its research, obtained consensus from experts about the technologies that most impact teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. NMC Horizon Project research, shared in its annual NMC Horizon Report > Higher Education Edition and other NMC Horizon Project publications, also identifies metatrends and global challenges for education--providing some important perspectives and context for campus technology planners. CT talked with NMC CEO Larry Johnson about the latest list of metatrends from the NMC Horizon Project.

The Connected College: Digital Artifacts and Tools to Support Learning Outcomes

Bristol Community College, an urban college in southeastern Massachusetts, has redesigned many of its courses around common learning outcomes. With the help of a Title III grant from the Department of Education, BCC has supported faculty by developing Course Design Toolkits and identifying an array of digital instructional artifacts relevant to course content and supportive of learning outcomes.

Kaltura Updates Video Extensions for Blackboard, Moodle

Kaltura, provider of an open source online video platform, has launched new versions of two of its learning management system extensions, Kaltura Video Package for Moodle 2.x and Kaltura Video Building Block 2.0 for Blackboard 9.x.

John Q. Netizen

Educators debate what it means to be a digital citizen, and how higher education should prepare students to assume the mantle of citizenship.

AAEEBL: It's All About Evidence-Based Learning--Supported by ePortfolios

ePortfolio technology is maturing and opening up the potential for evidence-based learning. The Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) was established three years ago to provide a "home" and focal point for the community as the technology and related education practices evolve. Here, Executive Director Trent Batson gives CT an update on AAEEBL and on the ePortfolio marketplace.

New Panopto Adds Recording to iOS Devices

Panopto has come out with a new version of its media capture and management application, which will shortly be available with an app version for the Apple iPhone and iPad.

U.S. Naval Academy Personalizes Training with iPad-Controlled AV System

The United States Naval Academy is tapping wireless AV systems in an effort to enhance physical training among its students.

Students To Test Drive Cloud-Based E-Book Platform

College and university students will test drive Thuze, a new e-textbook platform, at CES this week

Rethinking the Community College Classroom Experience

California community college uses $2 million grant to develop a state of the art digital learning studio for students.

Islands in the Stream: Academic Technology, Digital Copyright, and The TEACH Act

Virtually everyone who works at an academic institution has experienced the complexity, uncertainty, and sometimes turmoil that has resulted from the collision of the new and evolving digital media world with a system of copyright that was originally created for more traditional media. Ray Uzwyshyn, director of online libraries for the American Public University System--with 104,000 all-online students--sees these challenges often and suggests that it’s time to rethink digital copyright assumptions.