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Claudia Ramirez Wiedeman, PhD, has joined USC Shoah Foundation as Associate Director for Educational Technologies and Training. Her duties include strategic, content, and professional development related to the Institute’s flagship web-based educational tool, IWitness, which is designed to make the Visual History Archive accessible to educators and students around the world.
education, technology, claudia ramirez wiedeman / Wednesday, July 24, 2013
A conversation with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
arne duncan, education, Stephen Smith, interview, DOE, technology / Thursday, August 15, 2013
Brandon Haas has had opportunities to work with IWitness as a practicing secondary teacher and as a participant in the Master Teacher Program. As a doctoral student of education at the University of South Florida he analyzed various cutting-edge technological tools designed for classroom use and teacher education. IWitness was one of them.
iwitness, education, teacher, teacher training, technology / Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Evan Marwell, CEO and co-founder of EducationSuperHighway, addresses the importance of high-speed broadband access in bringing digital media to every classroom.
technology, iwitness / Monday, September 16, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation director of technology Anita Pace is spending the week in Rwanda to work with Kigali Genocide Memorial Center (KGMC) staff on the possibility of building KGMC its own Genocide Archive Center. The center would be modeled after USC Shoah Foundation’s own Visual History Archive Center, which digitizes, preserves and stores its 52,000 audiovisual testimonies of survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides and provides access to the testimonies to institutions around the world.
visual history archive, technology / Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Damaged videotapes in the Visual History Archive, previously thought to be unfixable, are being restored thanks to new software developed by USC Shoah Foundation technology staff.
restoration, preservation, technology, ryan fenton-strauss, visual history archive, testimony / Tuesday, December 17, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation is excited to announce the upcoming launch of the tablet-compatible version of its award-winning educational website IWitness. Educators and students can search, watch and engage with the testimonies in IWitness on their iPads or tablet devices after January 6, 2014. IWitness activities can also be assigned and worked on with a tablet, although video editing will need to be done on a Flash-enabled device (laptop, desktop, etc).
iwitness, technology, ipad / Thursday, December 19, 2013