NMC Announces Services for Virtual Worlds
Today, the New Media Consortium announces the launch of NMC Virtual Worlds (http://virtualworlds.nmc.org), a services unit under the NMC umbrella that will provide a full palette of support to educational institutions wishing to explore, build, or establish a presence in a range of virtual worlds.
The program offers all of its services to educational institutions and museums on a simple cost-recovery basis, resulting in deeply discounted pricing for qualified institutions. NMC members will receive an additional discount.
The mission of NMC Virtual Worlds will be to help learning-focused organizations to explore the potential of virtual spaces in a manner that builds on community knowledge, is cost-effective, and ensures high quality. NMC Virtual Worlds will provide a comprehensive set of premium development services for education and training, as well as conduct an ongoing series of events, conferences, and programs.
A suite of pro bono services and fellowships are a central aspect of the planning, and reflect the deep commitment to learning and access central to NMC's vision for the new unit.
Please see the attached press release for additional details. A press packet can be downloaded at