|Conference||2010 NMC Symposium for the Future|
|Conference Track||General Session|
Gazing twenty years into the future, what will you be doing? Using a participatory design with interactivity, come explore the future of education, museums and libraries, spanning the shift in technology, sustainable environments, culture, the content and the impact of change within a global and diverse world.
The closing keynote at our recent Symposium on Creative Thinking was given by Prof. Finbarr Bradley, who has many years experience working with global companies as well as championing local innovation and the irish language. Finbarr is an engaging speaker, filled with enthusiasm and real passion so we were pleased to give him scope to explore the issue of how valuable cultural differentiation and local context can be in fostering innovation as a challenge to the relentless pressures on universities to become more and more like each other in climbing up international league tables. Note that the first few sentences are in Gaeilge (the Irish language), but it soon switches to English!
Building on from the European Year of Creativity and Innovation , NUI Galway is making preparations for the 2010 Galway Symposium on Higher Education. The theme for the even is "Creativity, Imagination and Innovation in HE" and it will be held on our Galway campus on June 10th and 11th 2010. More information about the event including keynotes, workshops etc, will be posted in the early new year, but you might like to pencil in the dates anyway!
However, this isn't just advertising (after all we hate the fact that our dates clash with the NMC summer conference!!!!), what we're also interested in doing is trying to capture examples of really creative initiatives in higher education settings whether these are innovative new curricular designs/programmes or approaches to teaching and learning which really promote more active, engaged learning and nurture students' creative skills.
The new Center for Digital Learning and Research (CDLR) at Occidental College seeks an experienced Instructional Technologist who will help us to realize our digital scholarship vision by planning for and providing 21st century academic technology support. Reporting to the CDLR Director, our ideal candidate will implement programs and services for faculty and students that stimulate the creative and innovative use of assorted technologies (multimedia, web 2.0, e-publishing, LMS, etc.) across the full spectrum of instruction, learning, content creation, research and co-curricular student life. If you are a dynamic change-agent with a demonstrated passion and aptitude for using technology as well as exploiting its potential to reshape scholarship, please apply.
Pacific is announcing a call for proposals for the Innovation Grant Fund that is available to full-time members of the Pacific community. The goal is to create change that has a positive effect on student learning, service, or organizational performance.
The Innovation Grant Fund begins with $50,000 of base funding. One-time grants will be distributed each year to support innovation in all divisions on all three campuses based on a simple yet competitive proposal and application process. The number and amount of grants may vary each year. Unused funds will be returned to the general Innovation Initiative Fund.
The Innovation Grant Fund call for Proposal includes information on Innovation Grant Fund basics, dates and deadlines, proposal requirements, and award committee scoring. Full time faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit a proposal to help enhance the University.
As the centerpiece of NMC's Emerging Technologies Initiative, the Horizon Project has charted the landscape of emerging technologies and their applications for teaching, learning and creative inquiry since 2003. The consortium's Horizon Reports, now published in six languages, are regarded worldwide as the most timely and authoritative sources of information on new and emerging technologies available to education anywhere. Specialized reports document emerging technology trends and developments in Australia, K12 education, and the multimedia and entertainment industries.