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Getty Images: Stock Photos Free

09.29.2014
Finding high quality stock photos to use for educational or non-commercial purposes can be challenging.  Getty Images recently announced that millions of their photographs will be available for free through their new embed tool.  This embed tool with make images free for blogs, WordPress, Tumblr, and more; as long as you are using the image […]
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Pixlr: Free on Desktop

08.29.2014
Pixlr is a free photo editor that can be accessed online.  Recently, Pixlr created a free desktop program in order for users to edit photographs or images on their personal computers, without having to access the Internet.  For more on this exciting addition and free online photo editing tools, check out the Pixlr Gizmodo article by Pranav […]
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Digital Video and Scholarly Communications

06.26.2014
HPU Libraries Media provides the service of digitizing videos and putting clips online, through URLs that students can copy and paste into their browsers.  I often get requests for putting the whole film online, and I thought I would use this post to clarify the legal issues of streaming films for educational purposes. The TEACH Act allows […]
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Prezi and Adobe Partnership with ConnectEd Initiative

03.5.2014
TechCrunch recently wrote a blog post about the Prezi and Adobe partnership with the ConnectEd Initiative.  Prezi presentation software is teaming with Adobe on President Obama’s ConnectEd Initiative to help the US education system gain more access to technology.  ConnectEd is investing more than $1 billion for Prezi and Adobe licenses for Prezi Edu Pro, Photoshop, […]
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Ken Burns iPad App: History Mixtapes

02.17.2014
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, in collaboration with the digital agency Big Spaceship, has released an app of “mixtapes” of all his documentaries titled Ken Burns. These mixtapes take all of his works (over 136 hours) and break them down into six themes in American history: innovation, race, politics, art, hard times, and war.   The user […]
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NMC Horizon Report on Technology and Higher Education

02.7.2014
The New Media Consortium (NMC) annually teams up with EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) to write the NMC Horizon Report.  This report is on emerging technologies that will most influence higher education.  You can download the full NMC Horizon Report for 2014.  According to the NMC website “this eleventh edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon […]
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