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.
The University of California, Irvine's OpenCourseWare program has won the 2011 Award for Institutions in this year's OPAL Awards.
BenchPrep has released OpenPrep, a new tool that features access to thousands of educational videos and resources.
Do you have lingering questions about the instructional validity of incorporating free educational materials in your online courses? Michael Cottam, Rio Salado College's associate dean over instructional design and new program development, helps shed some light on how open education resources may be better evaluated in the future so that course developers can leverage open resources more effectively.
Changing the perception of IT's role can lead to more productive campus conversations.
Desire2Learn has struck a deal to make digital course materials from CourseSmart available to its learning management system customers as a new addition to its Partner Network.
DAM: Academics can now curate and maintain image collections that will complement their institution’s digital assets.
Hatch unveiled its new cloud-based mobile technology for early education, iStartSmart Mobile, that delivers interactive learning activities and progress monitoring tools in a tablet device.
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.
Education technology company Blackboard wants to open up. This week at Educause, a prominent higher education IT conference taking place in Philadelphia, the company said it will support the publishing, sharing, and consumption of educational resources across its platforms.