C-Level View: Issues in IT Leadership

Our experts provide insights and strategies for campus IT leaders to help them advance the mission of their institutions, advance their careers and maintain their positions at the vanguard of technology even amid the drastic upheavals in the technology landscape in recent years.


Underwater 360 Degree Camera from Boxfish Shoots 5K Video

The Boxfish 360 can continuously record 5K-UDH video or time-lapse photos for up to three hours, helping take away some of the time-pressure associated with filming underwater.

Carnegie Mellon U Creates Global Classrooms with 4K Video System

Carnegie Mellon University has deployed an array of videoconferencing technologies in an effort to enhance the education experience for remote students and faculty.

Rural Maine Afterschool PD Program Gets $2 million NSF Grant for Online Video Coaching

A professional development program operating in rural Maine was recently awarded a $1.85 million grant from the National Science Foundation to turn its hybrid video coaching program into an entirely online format. The Afterschool Coaching for Rural Educators in STEM teaches educators as well as librarians how to bring out-of-school STEM learning opportunities into their communities.

APLU Urges Campuses to Consider Use of Body-Worn Cameras

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Thursday issued a policy brief advocating for the use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) for campus police departments. The report outlines the benefits, considerations and best practices for BWCs for campus leaders.

U of Colorado Denver Teacher Training Program Turns to Video

It wasn’t too long ago that instructors within University of Colorado Denver’s ASPIRE to Teach Alternative Teacher Licensure Program would drive from classroom to classroom all over the Centennial State to train new K–12 teachers. Now, the program utilizes video coaching to support more than 200 teachers across 25 school districts statewide.

Indiana State U Integrates Lecture Capture, Video Management Tools Into LMS

Indiana State University has integrated an enterprise-grade video management platform from YuJa into its current learning management system, Blackboard Learn.

Echo360 Updates Student Interface to Drive Engagement

Echo360 has rolled out several features to its video and engagement platform that are designed to enhance the user experience for nearly 3 million students worldwide using the platform.

Samsung Gear 360 Now Shoots Video in 4K, Works With iPhones

A new version of Samsung Gear 360 can capture video in 4K resolution and live-stream in 2K resolution. The new product is also compatible with iOS devices, Macs, Windows and more Android devices, making it easier to create, share and stream virtual reality content.

UC Berkeley to Restrict Access to Course Capture Videos, Audio Lectures

The University of California, Berkeley last week informed its campus community that it would restrict access to its legacy Course Capture (classroom lecture) content from webcast.berkeley.edu, which includes more than 20,000 videos and audio files located on YouTube and iTunesU, as part of its ongoing effort to improve the accessibility of its online content.

It's Accessible and Affordable: Immersive Media in Higher Education

CT talks with Penn State University Director of Education Technology Kyle Bowen about the directions immersive media has been taking in higher education and the practices that are making 3D, VR, AR, and 360 video technologies accessible for faculty and students.

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