Kaltura, an open source online video platform developer, has released a new version of Cross Campus Media Suite, a video solution designed for educational institutions that is optimized to deliver video on a variety of devices and manage media content across multiple systems.
Students at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) now have access to improved course video captioning, a service that is particularly important for the students of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), one of RIT's colleges.
New functionalities in Sonic Foundry's Mediasite platform are designed to enable users to better create, manage, and distribute their content.
New camera system introduced at InfoComm enables single-camera live shoots then feeds content to multiple media outlets.
Today, instructional designers at community colleges have exciting opportunities to improve instruction and service to students, as their toolkit has grown to include an amazing array of Web 2.0 tools and new media. CT asked Michael Medlock, the director of Instructional Design and Technology at Rio Salado College how instructional designers and a team of faculty, subject matter experts, and media developers follow instructional design principles and strategies that leverage technology and new media to create robust learning designs that advance instruction at Rio Salado College.
San Antonio College uses webcasting technology to certify its faculty members in counseling and to train call center agents.
After losing irreplaceable footage, UCLA Athletics implements a new archive and retrieval workflow solution to better protect its digital media content.
Thrust into online learning at scale in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina--a disaster that put 45 percent of its physical campus out of commission--New Orleans-based Delgado Community College experienced the aftershock of realizing that many of its students were not "online ready." Success rates--and therefore retention and completion rates--suffered just because of a student skills gap in online education. A self-guided online learning module, DORM, has made a big difference even as a doubling of enrollment since 2006 has put further pressure on available classroom space.
Adobe has announced Creative Suite 6, a major update to the company's professional digital media production suite, which includes Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and Flash. The company has also released details about its upcoming Creative Cloud offering, including education subscription pricing.
Logically, e-textbooks should be much cheaper than the print options available to students--but they're not. CT looks at the rationale behind their pricing, and the market factors at play.