NMC Symposium on New Media & Learning
March 24, 2009 - March 26, 2009
Online hosted by NMC
The 2009 NMC Symposium on New Media and Learning, the thirteenth in the NMC’s Series of Virtual Symposia, will explore the impact of new media on teaching, learning, research, and creative expression, especially in higher education.
New media, for this event, is interpreted broadly as anything from creative uses of digital media and new forms of communication to alternative publishing methods and media-rich tools. The Symposium seeks to explore new media in the context of a current social phenomenon and not simply as a means of content delivery.
This Symposium is the first in what is to be a yearly discussion on the topic of new media and learning. Growing out of the NMC’s New Media and Learning Initiative and earlier conferences such as the 2006 Symposium on the Impact of Digital Media, the Symposium on New Media and Learning will provide a forum for exploring key issues that NMC members are thinking about on a daily basis. Each year, Symposium attendees will be encouraged to investigate emerging forms and uses of new media, present the results of pilot projects and research, reflect on ongoing practice, and engage in dialog about new media as a trend affecting the way we teach, learn, and communicate.
Old New Media Readings Creative Commons-licensed photo by Krista76.
Symposium themes will consider how new media continues to change our lives and impact the ways we work, learn, collaborate, and even socialize. Topics could include digital gaming in education; new forms of multimedia production and delivery; social media; new media and mobile devices; data visualization; media-rich communication tools; new literacies; and any technology or practice that shows promise for engaging students and supporting teaching and learning using new media. Proposals are encouraged under any of these or related themes.
The annual Symposium on New Media and Learning is itself designed to allow exploration of new platforms and new technologies, and each time it is offered, the symposium venue will be adapted to use current and emerging online communication tools. As in previous years, these tools may include technologies such as the Adobe Connect 2D web environment, the Second-Life-to-website communication tool Chat Bridge, the 3D virtual world of Second Life, and other technologies both established and experimental.
Online registration is available February 17, 2009 - March 20, 2009, closing at 11:59 PM Pacific Time of the end date. Late registration fees apply thereafter.
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