Presentations for the NMC Symposium will happen at the NMC Conference Center, located on the NMC Campus in Second Life.
What You Will Need to be Part of Second Life
If you do not have an account yet in Second Life, then we advise you well before the symposium (like now!) to go to the NMC's special account creation site to select your avatar, create an account, and then enter Second Life on NMC's Orientation Island.
Registration is Open for the 2010 NMC Symposium for the Future!
Registration is open for the 2010 NMC Symposium for the Future, a special 3-day, live online event to be held October 19 - 21, 2010 via the Internet.
For full details, see http://www.nmc.org/2010-future-symposium
Program details can be found online at http://www.nmc.org/2010-future-symposium/program
About the Symposium
Join Lev Gonick for his keynote presentation at the 2010 Symposium for the Future scheduled for Wednesday, October 20 at 9:00 am US Pacific Time.
Lev Gonick (aka Lev Book) is the technology visionary behind a landmark project that is bringing gigabit fiber connections to five under-served and impoverished Cleveland neighborhoods. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University believe broadband, along with training, computers and other broadband-enabled devices, may be a critical factor in improving these residents' lives. Lev's keynote presentation will explore how the University community, working together with 40 community partners in health care providers, public safety agencies, educational institutions and others, will impact people's lives at 1 Gbps.
The Symposium grows from the NMC’s Emerging Technologies Initiative, which seeks to answer the question of how to keep abreast of emerging technologies that may be important to our collective work as educators. At the core of this initiative is a focus on emerging technologies and the ways they can be applied in the service of teaching, learning, research, and creative inquiry. A major goal is to stimulate systematic thinking and discussion of the real challenges that face our world and our society, and in particular, how emerging technologies might be applied to solve them.
2010 NMC Symposium for the Future – Call for Proposals Is Open
Proposals for presentations for the 2010 NMC Symposium for the Future, a special 3-day, live online event to be held October 19 - 21, 2010, are being solicited through Sunday, September 15.
The Symposium, the sixteenth in the NMC’s Series of Virtual Symposia, will explore actual and potential applications of technology that could impact issues of global importance over the next five years and beyond. The applicability of technology — whether established or emerging — to the social, environmental, and educational challenges we face today is a central theme of the Symposium. Projects that test the applicability of new ideas, research into new solutions for global problems, and demonstrations of cutting-edge tools are all part of this exploration of the future.
See http://www.nmc.org/2010-future-symposium for full details.
Join keynote speakers Joe Lambert of the Center for Digital Storytelling and Constance Steinkuehler of the University of Wisconsin--Madison in sessions that delve into topics from educational gaming to telling deeply compelling stories using digital media. The annual NMC Symposium on New Media and Learning is a conversation about the most vital and relevant applications of new media for education.
Presentations for the NMC New Media and Learning Symposium will take place in our private virtual world space, the Hakone Project, which in functionality is exactly the same as being in Second Life.
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.
Regular registration for the NMC Symposium for the Future will close in 16 days. I know you won’t want to miss this special 2-day, live event to be held October 27-29, 2009 entirely online.
See www.nmc.org/2009-future-symposium for full details.
To register for the Symposium, visit http://www.nmc.org/2009-future-symposium/register
Symposium program with speakers and detailed session descriptions http://www.nmc.org/2009-future-symposium/program
The 2009 NMC Symposium for the Future program is now available!
Click here to see the line-up of sessions and presenters.
Gardner Campbell presenting "Two Painters, One Poet, and Some Sweet Soul Music"
Beth Kanter presenting "The Networked Non-Profit"
Registration is also open! Register now before the October 16 regular rates expire!
We can tell you something about the very near future (October 27-29, 2009), when we invite you to take the longer view during the 2009 NMC Symposium on the Future.... here is our new video teaser for this event
How should we make this future?