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Under the umbrella of the NMC Horizon Report, The NMC has launched the Technology Outlook, a new series of regional analyses aimed specifically at understanding both local and global differences in technology uptake, as well as the current and future state of education in different parts of the world. These publications are a product of collaborations between the NMC and innovative organizations across the world that seek to leverage the well-known medium of the NMC Horizon Report to bring important research, trends, and challenges in their regions to light.
Technology Outlook: UK Tertiary Education 2011-2016 is the first report in a new series of NMC Horizon Report Regional Analyses. Co-sponsored by the JISC Innovation Support Centres (CETIS and UKOLN), this Technology Outlook explores the impact of emerging technologies on teaching, learning, research or information management in UK tertiary education over the next five years, as identified by the Horizon.JISC advisory board.
All summer long, we've heard that one of the most exciting things about starting a brand new school year is the opportunity to start fresh with new ideas and new tools to implement them. That's why we're so excited to let you know that NMC corporate partner, Digital Media Academy, is holding a major equipment sale so that you can more easily bring those ideas to life.
The NMC recently launched a social media experiment as part of its role in the HP Catalyst Initiative, a community of nearly 100 schools, universities, and NGOs around the globe. The experiment, which we call "Pay It Forward Friday," was aimed at understanding more about the ways information disseminates across social networks to grow communities.
We are excited to announce the launch of our latest e-publication: The NMC Pulse. Sent monthly to the NMC Community, The NMC Pulse keeps you up to speed on new events and videos, member perks, and the latest MIDEA news, while providing opportunities for you to get involved in our many initiatives and feature your own amazing projects. Plus, it allows us to consolidate all of our messaging into one monthly blast so we don't overwhelm your inboxes. It's free, it's open, and anyone can sign up to receive it.
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2011 SPARKY AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED, PEOPLE’S CHOICE CONTEST NOW OPEN
Washington, DC – Four new student films on the importance of Open Access to research and data have been voted the best by a panel of new media experts, students, and librarians in “Open Up!”, the fourth annual Sparky Awards. Calling on students to articulate their support in a two-minute video, the contest has been embraced by campuses all over the world and has inspired imaginative expressions of student support for the potential of Open Access to foster creativity, innovation, and problem solving. The Sparky Awards are organized by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.
The NMC Horizon Report > Edición Iberoamericana, a global research effort led by the NMC in collaboration with the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), is now available in both English and Catalan. Originally released in late 2010, the report identifies the emerging technologies, key trends, and challenges that are impacting learning and creative inquiry in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.
The report has already been downloaded all over the world and has been the subject of countless presentations and campus discourse. The two new versions will extend the content to an even broader audience.
The NMC announced the recipients of the 2011 NMC Center of Excellence Award at this year's Summer Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the NMC and recognizes demonstrated excellence and outstanding achievement in the application of technology to learning or creative expression.
“The NMC Center of Excellence Awards celebrate the innovation and creativity that is part of the fabric of every member institution,” said NMC CEO Larry Johnson. “The NMC organizations recognized this year represent the best of our field, and each has had a tremendous history of accomplishment.”