Adobe has started shipping Creative Suite 5, with major new versions of each of the core applications in the suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and After Effects. The company has also launched new education programs, resources, and pricing.
Call it "crowd-clipping" or "WeTube." The University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism has launched a collaborative video editing Web site, named Stroome, after the Dutch word stromen for "flow."
When a new building was planned for 102-year-old Montclair State University, it presented an opportunity to incorporate advanced audiovisual technologies to enrich and support student learning.
Adobe has formally unveiled Creative Suite 5, including a a significantly expanded version of Photoshop, with new tools ranging from "Content-Aware" spot healing to paint brushes that can mix and blend with the canvas. We have a first look at some of the major new features coming up in the latest release.
Adobe has announced the new Creative Suite 5 and, with it, major new versions of each of the core applications in the suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and After Effects. They include a wide variety of improvements, from enhanced image editing capabilities in Photoshop to new rotoscoping tools in After Effects--not to mention iPhone application in Flash.
Two companies have teamed up to expand the use of video capabilities in the Moodle online course management system.
Building an audience for a podcast is a major undertaking, as the School of Social Work at the SUNY University at Buffalo has discovered. The school's podcast producers have managed to build theirs through a combination of traditional and guerilla methods, exposing their work to those who can benefit from it and helping to create a more tech-savvy image for their school in the process.
The University of Utah in Salt Lake City has launched two hosted video projects, one in the school of business and the other university-wide, that will use technology and services from Sorenson Media.
Determined to reach digital natives where they live, the School of Social Work at SUNY's University at Buffalo has taken on technology outreach projects ranging from a simple Facebook page to the launch of a course in Second Life. But the largest commitment in this overall effort has been to a biweekly podcast series. In part 1 of this two-part series, the podcast producers share some lessons they've learned in undertaking this digital media initiative.
Early adopters may wonder why other faculty seem so slow to incorporate technology in their courses, but there are actually many external barriers to adoption, including long-held expectations by students and their parents, the endurance of classrooms designed as lecture spaces, and several other standing elements like existing syllabi, textbooks, and even the need to fulfill tenure requirements.