Introduction to the New Media Faculty Seminar
Starting the week of January 25, 2010, Gardner Campbell, NMC Board member and Director of the Academy of Teaching and Learning at Baylor University, is leading New Media as a Platform for Integrative Learning: A Faculty Development Seminar -- a 12 week faculty seminar at Baylor.
In this podcast, Gardner talks about the design and plan for the seminar, which is modeled after his undergraduate New Media Studies class. But what is exciting for us, is that this seminar is going to have a participation component for the NMC community. The seminars at Baylor will take place every Tuesday afternoon, and each Monday before that, we will publish a recording where Gardner will summarize what has happened the week before and let us know what this week's seminar will cover.
You will be be able to participate along with the Baylor group in an online discussion area with topics that will parallel the weekly readings. Yes (as we joked in the interview), while some of the essays Gardner will assign are available online, there is a textbook- The New Media Reader edited by Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Nick Montfort (it is available on Amazon for $33.74). And during the course of the next 12 weeks, there will be other opportunities such as a Ustream.tv live webcast or other other New Media environments.
If you are interested, bookmark Gardner's wiki-syllabus at http://gardnercampbell.wetpaint.com/page/Baylor_NMS_S10, get the book, and stay tuned to our New Media Faculty Seminar site on Monday for the next podcast and more details on how to join the online community.