Digital Media


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.

Carnegie Mellon Figures Out How To Match Images Across Media

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed what they're calling a "surprisingly simple method" for identifying visually similar images that don't match at the pixel level.

BenchPrep Adds Access to Open Educational Resources

BenchPrep has released OpenPrep, a new tool that features access to thousands of educational videos and resources.

Adobe Brings Creative Suite-Inspired Apps to Android

Adobe has launched six new apps for the Android platform, including a new version of Photoshop optimized specifically for Android-based tablets.

Q&A: Consolidating Data in Yale's Digital Media Center

With a few dozen high-end Mac digital media workstations serving about 1,000 students a year, Yale's Digital Media Center for the Arts has seen its share of data overload, not to mention storage catastrophes for students along the way. As part of an effort to overcome at least some of those challenges, the center consolidated storage in a centralized system, reducing the number of hard drives down to one while still delivering all the capacity those digital media students need.

Digital Visual Asset Management Beyond the Library

DAM: Academics can now curate and maintain image collections that will complement their institution’s digital assets.

SULA: Real World Learning in the Entertainment Capital for Media Industry Students

CT asked media industry pioneer David Tochterman about a unique LA Semester program based at Syracuse University’s West Coast-Los Angeles campus that gives entertainment media students real-world, onsite exposure to the entertainment industry capital while using new media to model professional communications and industry trends.

Berkeley College Adopts Courseload To Provide Digital Course Materials

Berkeley College has selected Courseload, Inc. to provide digital material for the college’s online academic program.

Adobe Offers Elements 10 Bundle

Adobe is now bundling Photoshop Elements 10 and Premiere Elements 10, the most-recent versions of its photo-editing and video-editing software, for users of both Windows and Mac OS X.

Adobe Intros iPad App Creator for InDesign

Adobe has debuted a new tool designed to allow InDesign users to build apps for iOS devices from their interactive books, brochures, and other publications created with InDesign CS5.5.