Social networks are becoming the dominant way many of us get information online. Twitter and Facebook are growing at rapid clips and are increasingly becoming go-to areas for the latest information. These networks are not just about your friends, but also places to get updates from those who work in your industry and areas of specialty.
In this Two Minute Survey, we ask you to give us some feedback on how you use social networks along with how you manage the flow of information coming from these networks.
For a process of reviewing the NMC "brand" (everything from our logo to our tag line to our web sites) we are asking our community to collectively identify what the NMC represents to them. For example, our tag line has contained three keywords "sparking innovation, learning, & creativity."
Does this describe the NMC for you?
In this really quick survey, all we ask for is you to share the three words that come to mind when you think of the NMC. We plan to use this to develop a visual word cloud to see what emerges as the strongest themes.
New Media Consortium members,
Please assist me and my colleagues in identifying multimedia production competencies and skills needed by Instructional Design and Technology professionals. The goal of this survey is to determine the specific competencies that new graduate students need to possess.
You can complete this short survey (~5-10 minutes) at https://survey.ecu.edu/perseus/se.ashx?s=0B87A656774066D0 We are more than happy to share our results. If interested in viewing these results, please contact me at email@example.com
On October 20, 2008, the NMC announced the release of a white paper produced in conjunction with the Economist Magazine and in collaboration with Apple, Inc. This paper reports the results of a study of nearly 300 CIOs and technology leaders inside and outside of education.
Download the Report (1.4 Mb, 32 pp)
66,290 downloads as of August 22 2011
Our second Two Minute survey looks for examples of mobile technology projects happening at NMC organizations. We here at NMC are most interested in seeing some up-to-the-moment data on what members are doing with mobile phones. Please point us to any info you might have on anything related to mobile in your institution or that you may know about. (image credit: Flickr CC Licensed Photo by Steve Keys)
We here at NMC are most interested in seeing some up-to-the-moment data on what members are doing with mobile phones. Please point us to any info you might have on anything related to mobile in your institution or that you may know about. Any and all pointers to projects are appreciated.
In this NMC Two Minute Survey we hope to gather a collection of the kinds of applications New Media people are adding to their iPhone/iPod Touch devices. (image credit: GadgetReview)
What are your favorite apps on your iPhone? Let us know what you think are useful iPhone apps and we'll publish a list of them!
- What is the name of the app?
- What does the app do? Why is it a favorite of yours?
- What kind of app is it? (menu of choices)
The Results: (view full spreadsheet)
As part of its role in benchmarking the field of New Media, the NMC is sharing the results of its annual survey of member organizations.
Between January and April 2008, we surveyed 276 NMC institutions to collect information on services provided, technologies used, current projects, and staffing. Below you will find the results of this survey, including data on use of NMC benefits media services provided, exploration of new technologies, support for technologies, projects in virtual worlds, use of open-source tools, and staffing/salary data.
Download NMC 2008 Member Organization Survey Summary (1.4 Mb PDF)
A few weeks ago we posted Collaborating without Email as an idea how to gather information from NMCTAB withoutn the usual round of long emails needing manual compilation. A member had asked to poll the NMCTAB on use of ePortolio software and whether that as a resource had been used in an accredidation process. We did this by setting up a form in Google docs that populates an online repadsheet.
The results included 25 responses collected in 9 days, without one email filling up the NMCTAB listserv. The results are available at http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=prvl0yLfIeb5nQKy_I253HA
The NMC's listserv for our members, the NMCTAB, is frequently rated high in our surveys as a valuable service... but we are sure no one would mind getting information in fewer email messages. One effort we have been taking to better organize the discussions is to provide summaries of the more active discussions posted to the NMC web site.
Often, our members are looking for specific kinds of software or practices used at other institutions. While this information can be collected from email responses it is a tedious cut and paste operation, and generates a flood of email responses.
How many of you have ever used the very popular Flash video streaming technology to do live video streaming for real? I guess very few. Do you know what the best live video streaming technology is today? This could be an expensive question because, once you have invested in a wrong technology, chances are you will stick to it. As a result, you will pay a big price later in many senses.
Live video streaming is widely used in distance education, Web conferencing, online movie delivery, broadcast and so on. Knowing the answer to this question is important to streaming video producers and their companies, schools, government agencies, or organizations. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is not available.