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Baltimore Developer Donates $10 Million For High-Tech Classroom Building At College Park

Governor praises St. John's gift; state funding still needed for $63 million project to move forward

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New Release of Desire2Learn Capture Leads the Way in Capture and Broadcast of Rich Media Communications

Desire2Learn Capture 7.1 delivers enhanced ease-of-use, security and simplified access to rich media communications.

The new Desire2Learn Capture 7.1 release enables users to embed their rich media CaptureCast into ePortfolios, courses, lectures, conferences, and much more. It can also operate as a standalone solution or be integrated with third-party LMSes.

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Education Technology Innovators Sought For Incubator At 2011 SIIA Ed Tech Business Forum

The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has issued a call for applicants to its Innovation Incubator Program.  Developers of promising new technologies in the K-12 and postsecondary space will be invited to participate in SIIA’s Innovation Incubator program at the annual SIIA Ed Tech Business Forum in New York, November 28-29.  The deadline to apply is September 19.

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Intracom Brings Matrix And Wireless Intercom To Android

IntraCom Systems, LLC, Los Angeles, developer of VCOM, the leading software IP Matrix Intercom System, announced today that it has developed an Android version of its popular VCOM Control Panel. VCOM Control Panels for Android are now available for download from IntraCom Systems’ website – www.intracomsystem.com. VCOM Control Panels for Android can be used to add desktop or mobile clients to an existing VCOM System or used as a stand-alone wireless intercom system.

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Lights, Camera, Medical School?

AMX technology turns typical lectures into slick productions that engage students, instructors

The word “class” really doesn’t do justice to what medical students attend in the newly renovated lecture theatre at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

“It’s a production, which is so much better,” said Ed Hipditch, manager of classroom technologies with Memorial University’s Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS) department. “Students walk in and say ‘Wow!’ ­The wow factor is important when educating someone. It’s not just someone scribbling on a chalkboard.” ­

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Funding Capture

Lecture capture technology is increasingly crucial. Here's how to make the investment happen.

Students love lecture capture. Also enamored are administrators and faculty with active systems. Surveys and data collected from various institutions have shown it improves engagement and student outcomes. Just one example: Of first year medical students involved in the Mediasite pilot program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, 88 percent agreed the system helped them achieve their educational goals.

Marist College's Hancock Center

Mixing technology with tradition

Overlooking the Hudson River, this tech center helps orient the Marist College (N.Y.) campus to the river and will help enforce the role of technology across disciplines.

Video On the Go

A picture is worth a thousand words, especially when trying to convey complex ideas. At Purdue University (Ind.), a home-grown smartphone app lets students easily incorporate mobile video components into class assignments and share them with teachers and other students.

Called DoubleTake, the app was developed by the university's information technology staff and is available through the iTunes App store. An Android-based version is in the works as well.

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