Tech Talk (Mar/Apr 2014)
>> Brutus Partners LLC debuted online learning environment LessonCloud. The professionally managed software-as-a-service implementation of the open source Sakai Collaboration and Learning Environment (CLE) offers the core Sakai teaching and learning tools in every course, such as online assignments, quizzes, a lesson builder, and gradebook, as well as additional tools.
>> VBrick Systems, Inc., a provider of enterprise video management and distribution solutions, introduced VBrick Mix, a new iPad application that brings user-generated content capabilities to large organizations using VBrick’s enterprise video Webcasting platform, and on-device, non-linear editing capabilities to any iPad user via the App Store. Enterprises using VBrick’s enterprise video platform can enable any authorized employee to use VBrick Mix to launch a live video Webcast to bring urgent information to a video portal. There, employees can view the live Webcast from desktops or mobile devices, or from digital signage in lobbies, meeting rooms, and largescale displays.
>> epic software group, inc., created a 3-D virtual interactive drill rig for oil and gas workers to use on desktops, laptops, and tablets. The 3-D rig has a learning mode in which students are guided around the rig, followed by a training mode in which students are free to move around the rig to demonstrate that they understand a safety procedure.