Many people have to give public presentations as part of their work. These may be to fellow colleagues or for a wider audience at a conference. Microsoft's PowerPoint software has been the de facto standard for many, but new tools and techniques have emerged to improve and enhance our presentations. As options proliferate and different presentation styles develop, we would like to know where you stand in terms of presentation tools and techniques. This topic was recently a lively thread on our NMC Subscriber’s email list. Please take two minutes to tell us what you think about presentations and the tools and techniques to make them and engage an audience.
The questions are:
1) What tool do you primarily use to create your presentations?
2) What strategy or style do you use to improve your presentations?
With literally hundreds of social media sites available on the web, where do you place your energy? In this NMC Two Minute Survey, we want to know the ones you focus on and where you prefer to get information from us.
We've been involved on social media sites since they started, but we are looking more strategically in where we focus and how we participate n these spaces. And we want to know more about your own way of being there.
The survey will open for a week starting Tuesday September 1 and will be published a week later. Again, this survey is very quick! We bet you can do it in under 60 seconds, maybe 30. (image credit: Flickr CC Licensed Photo by Matt Hamm)
We have more and more technology tools and information sources that we touch on a regular basis for both work and to stay informed. In this NMC Two Minute Survey, we are seeking to learn which technologies or information services you use on a regular basis- the ones you have made a daily habit.
The survey will open for a week starting Monday March 23 and will be published a week later. This one is quick! We bet you can do it in under 60 seconds. Of course, we know that the NMC web site is a daily habit for everyone, so we left it off the list ;-) (image credit: Flickr CC Licensed Photo by lastyearsgirl)
In this survey we probe the use of online tools for bookmarking and tagging web sites. Even if you do not use one, please respond to at least the first questions as a "no" response there tells us something.(image credit: cc licensed flickr photo by found_drama)
- Do you use a social bookmarking tool?
- What is the social bookmarking tool that you use the most frequently?
- How many bookmarks are in your collection? (choise of ranges)
The Results: (view full spreadsheet)
In May of 2008, the NMC conducted its second annual survey of educators in Second Life, provided as a yearly snapshot of the demographics and activities of educators who are active in Second Life. A link to the survey was sent to by email to individuals within the NMC's Second Life communities and to the Second Life Educators Listserv (SLED). This year, 358 individuals responded to the survey, a 170% increase from the number who answered our 2007 survey.
Below are a few highlights of our comparison to the 2007 survey. You can find links below to more summary information and the final survey data tables.
Today the NMC announces the release of its newest white paper, produced in conjunction with the Economist Magazine and in collaboration with Apple, Inc. The paper, entitled "The Future of Higher Education: How Technology will Shape Learning " reports the results of a study of nearly 300 CIOs and technology leaders inside and outside of education.
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)
The New Media Consortium (NMC) is pleased to share the results of a Spring 2007 survey we conducted of educators who are participating in the virtual world of Second Life.
Sent out to members of the NMC, our in-world educational community, and the Second Life Educators Listserv (SLED) in May 2007, the survey represents the interests, activities, and demographics of more than 200 educators.
Overall, the results reflect the highly social interaction of Second Life and how educators have formed and contribute to a vibrant community in this virtual world space.
We are making all of the results available as a summary document of all 42 questions and an Appendix with the listings of responses to the open ended questions.
- NMC 2007 Educators in Second Life Survey Results Summary [13pp, 1.3Mb PDF]
- NMC 2007 Educators in Second Life Survey Results Appendix [28pp, 496k PDF]