Aug 23 2011 - Sep 23 2011
The fact that you are reading this post means you're interested in digital literacy, right? We sure are. And, at the risk of sounding like a UFO enthusiast, let me say we are not alone. But just what kind of company are we keeping? How many places should we set at the academic dinner table for our fellow digital literacy proponents?
The 2011 NMC Horizon Report outlined digital literacy as the top challenge in higher education across the globe:
Like many writers, I attended university pursuing an English degree and (fingers crossed) a successful career in print media as a journalist or editor or columnist, etc. Back then, it was easier to distinguish yourself as a published writer because there was more of an accepted formula: write for your school’s newspaper or literary magazine, freelance for some local magazines, intern here and there…then go work for The New York Times, right?!
Vinton G. Cerf, Ph.D.
NMC Fellow Awarded June 2011 at NMC Summer Conference
Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet ," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. Kahn and Cerf were named the recipients of the ACM Alan M. Turing award in 2004 for their work on the Internet protocols. The Turing award is sometimes called the “Nobel Prize of Computer Science.”
- The host for the 2012 NMC Summer Conference is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- City of Boston
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- What To Do in Boston
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Attendees at the 2012 NMC Summer Conference will stay at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Overlooking Boston, where the conference events will take place. The hotel is centrally located in Boston, close to all the great restaurants, shopping, activities and attractions.
Jun 13 2012 - Jun 16 2012
Join us for the 2012 NMC Summer Conference, hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston! The NMC Summer Conference is a one-of-a-kind event, attracting an audience of hundreds of highly skilled professionals interested in the integration of emerging technologies into teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Save the dates now for what promises to be one of the best NMC Summer Conferences ever!
Registration for the 2011 NMC Summer Conference, hosted by the University of Wisconsin - Madison from June 14-18, opened last week and already the interest and activity is building at a frenzied pace. What is annually the NMC Community's biggest event is shaping up to be one of the most interesting, most relevant, and most anticipated weeks of the year.
Visit the Registration Page for information and links to all the details about the sessions, speakers, and themes for this year's NMC Summer Conference.
The NMC Voice: Episode Three is live on our YouTube Channel.
In this episode: the 2011 NMC Summer Conference, PENN State University's StudioLab, MIDEA iPad Seminar in San Antonio, and your last chance to register for the NMC Photo Safari at Jackson Hole.
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Sessions especially relevant to researchers and those with an interest in creative inquiry.
Thursday, June 16, 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Visualization of Present and Future Spaces Using Google Sketchup
Fiona MacNeill, Carleton College; Kathryn Steed, Carleton College; Kathleen Ryor, Carleton College
The Common Collaborative Media Annotation Framework
Philip Desenne, Harvard University
Thursday, June 16, 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Challenge Based Research (Year 2)
Holly Ludgate, Full Sail University; Sue Bedard, Full Sail University
The membership of the NMC is by its nature a creative group. For the first time, the University of Wisconsin - Madison, would like to offer you a different opportunity to showcase your artistic talent. The idea for such a show is coming from our keynote speaker Dr. Ahna Skop, who has been coordinating art shows at her scientific meetings for years. We are open to all artistic works and are expecting the unexpected. The date for RSVPs is April 22 to give us time to plan adequate space.
In honor of our first NMC art exhibition, we have chosen one category to express your feelings about what New Media Consortium means to you.
- Scientific Art and Science Inspired Art
In honor of our keynote speaker, we have a category for scientific works that are artistic in their own right or art inspired by science.
- Ambient Art