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HPCatalyst (Website)

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Launched in 2010, HP Catalyst is an initiative from HP’s Office of Global Social Innovation. This global network of consortia brings together leading educational institutions and non-governmental organizations, to explore new approaches to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. These groups are investigating opportunities, such as collaborative learning and student assessment, to make the most of technology to empower great teaching and create powerful new learning experiences for students.
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NMC Connect / Live with Lynda Series: Chris Mattia on Moodle LMS Integration (Video)

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In this seminar, Chris Mattia will explain how the Art Center College of Design integrated a lynda.com site license into their campus Moodle system. Topics that he will cover include: how to ensure a seamless integration, reducing barriers to entry for faculty, Moodle modifications to ease faculty adoption of lynda.com for enhancing teaching and learning, and Moodle as a foundation for a custom campus portal. Plus, a sneak peek at the new features of Moodle 2.0.
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NMC Connect / Live with Lynda Series: Esther Wojcicki and the Adaptive Classroom (Video)

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Join Lynda Weinman, co-founder of lynda.com, as she interviews Esther Wojcicki aka the “WOJ” and discusses the adaptive classroom and her innovative approaches to teaching journalism at Palo Alto High School in ways that have not only transformed students’ learning but her own teaching methods. Several of Esther’s students at Palo Alto High School will join us in this lively and highly interactive Connect session.
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NMC Connect / Live with Lynda Series: Tom Geller Open Source Applications (Video)

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Join us for a live, interactive session with Tom Geller as he looks at some of the relevant open source software applications, discusses how to participate in an OSS environment, and shares his experiences.
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Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA) (Interactive Training Module)

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The Edward and Betty Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA) provides timely, succinct and practical knowledge about emerging technologies that museums can use to advance their missions.

The Institute, a collaboration between the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation and the New Media Consortium, showcases best practices in emerging applications of technologies like social media, mobiles, augmented reality, cloud computing, and others that are just around the corner. MIDEA offers its members a wealth of online resources, regular analysis, continuous research, news, and reports, as well as a flagship blog that will be home to ideas and reflections authored by some of the leading minds in the museum world. Most of all, however, MIDEA will offer members a dependable, credible, and timely font of carefully vetted information and tools they can put to use immediately, including a new Museum Edition of the highly regarded Horizon Report.

The Institute will bring together experts from all over the world on an ongoing basis to share strategies and success stories about digital applications for learning and interpretation. It will be a place where people, ideas, resources, and tools routinely mix to highlight new ways of thinking, showcase best practices, encourage innovation, and strengthen education in the arts. Trainings, workshops, and summer institutes will help keep member museums at the forefront of emerging technologies and their applications, expand their skills and capabilities, and foster collaboration among art museum professionals.

If you would be interested in your institution being part of this unprecedented effort, or if you wish to just learn more about MIDEA, please contact the Institute at midea-info@nmc.org.
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Connect@NMC: Ruben Puentedura’s Mobile Platform for Creativity- Lively Sketchbook - Archive (Video)

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NMC's free webinar series continues via a discussion with Ruben Puentedura who shares his results of researching iPhone/iPod Touch apps for productivity and content creation. This will be a prelude to a workshop Ruben will be offering at the 2010 NMC Summer Conference.
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Connect@NMC: Ruben Puentedura on Telling Stories, Playing Games - Archive (Video)

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Would a serious researcher look to comic books and videogames as sources of inspiration for how to transform education? Of course they would!

Join us for a Connect@NMC conversation, as we talk with one of NMC's long time most popular presenters, Dr. Ruben Puentedura, CEO of NMC Partner, Hippasus. Please join us Monday, May 18, 2009 at 11:00am PT (check local time) when we talk to Ruben about about the lessons to be learned from these and related media, and his experiences applying them in both higher ed and K12 classrooms.

We will also discuss the toolkit he uses to put them in practice, and get a sneak peek at some of the activities that he has planned for his Preconference Workshop Making Comics into Interactive Media: A Hands-on, Two-Day Digital Storytellling Production at the upcoming NMC 2009 Summer Conference. Ruben's sessions are always among the top-rated ones at our conferences and there is still time to reserve yourself a spot in this session.

Our conversation will take place in our Connect@NMC seminar room in Adobe Connect. These sessions are free, so share it with your colleagues.
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Connect@NMC: MIDEA Presents Two Perspectives on Digital Storytelling - Archive (Video)

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As one of the first programs of the Edward and Betty Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA), a new NMC project, we are pleased to offer this Connect@NMC session with a conversation on digital storytelling.

MIDEA's mission is to serve the needs of museum professionals everywhere with a professional network enriched with up-to-the-moment research into emerging trends and technologies, focused training, and a rich collection of resources related to the applications of digital media and technology to arts interpretation and education.

In this Connect@NMC webinar, we bring together two long standing NMC colleagues who have been leaders in the field of digital storytelling,though from different trajectories. Joe Lambert, co founder and CEO of the Center for Digital Storytelling, has an approach informed by film and theater that focuses on the power of human connections to their personal stories. Ruben Puentedura, founder of NMC Corporate Partner Hippasus, has an influence of the graphic novel and approaches stories with a scientific perspective.

Join us for a lively discussion about the application of digital stories to education and museum communities.
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Connect@NMC: Michael Wesch and Digital Ethnography - Archive (Video)

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This is just an early notice that we have lined up Dr Michael Wesch of Kansas State University to be our guest for a Connect@NMC session scheduled for April 23, 2009 at 12:45PM Pacific Time. You may be familiar with Michael's wildly popular YouTube videos, but he will join us along with the students who are in his current research class to share their latest bits of social media research.

To learn more about Wesch's work, visit the Digital Ethnography Blog, the class resources on netvibes, or review the work this group did last year on the Ethnography of YouTube as he shared with the Library of Congress this past August:



Like other Connect@NMC sessions, this is a free online event.
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Connect@NMC: Leslie Jarmon and the University of Texas Statewide Second Life Initiative - Archive (Video)

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If you did not catch this announcement , the University of Texas recently announced a large initiative in virtual worlds, with a state wide initiative to involve all 16 of its campuses in a Second Life collaborative project. Building Immersive Instructional Experiences and Learning Communities in Second Life is part of the UT Transforming Undergraduate Education Program "that offers a creative approach to undergraduate instruction through the innovative use of a 21st century low-cost online virtual world technology."

In this Connect@NMC session, we will talk to the project director, Dr Leslie Jarmon, to learn more about this initiative and to hear updates on the kinds fo virtual world projects that are in motion.
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Connect@NMC: Kaltura Inspire: The Future of Video In Education - Archive (Video)

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Please join us for a Katura Inspire session on The Future of Video in Education. This Webinar will explore how video and new forms of multi-media enabled learning are revolutionizing education across the country.
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Connect@NMC: Jordan Schwartz on Pathable- Social Network for Conferences and Events - Archive (Video)

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There is a sea change underway in how conferences and events are held, driven by on-line social networking services, the democratizing power of the Internet, and a shifting economic landscape. Jordan Schwartz, president of Pathable, an online social networking services designed specifically for events, will talk with Alan Levine about how this is changing the event experience and the industry as a whole, looking at specific examples of events that are using new and innovative tools to provide new services to attendees.
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Connect@NMC: ELIXR as Faculty Development via Digital Stories - Archive (Video)

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In this session Tasha Sousa, Lou Zweier, and Flora McMartin of the MERLOT-ELIXR Project, will discuss the various ways that ELIXR case stories are being used to encourage faculty to adopt innovative teaching practices.

Over 60 digital case stories have been created by ELIXR partners on a wide variety of topics (UDL, active learning, clickers, TA training, fostering creativity, rubrics, etc.), and they are being used with faculty in a variety of different ways. Learn more about ELIXR at http://elixr.merlot.org
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Connect@NMC: Carl Berger on Values and Social Networking - Archive (Video)

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How accurate are the "stereotypes" for youths, students, seniors and what are the pitfalls of believing them too much? Wha can we learn from the inspiring exceptions?

Join us for this discussion with Dr. Carl Berger, NMC Fellow, when he shares his experience leading a class at an active senior community's computer club of 400 or so members. The class was on Facebook and Twitter with a bit of Flickr thrown in, with sessions usually lasting about an hour and a half but this one in particular went three hours. The classes are hands-on for those that bring devices and observation for the rest that squeeze in and/or sit/stand around the edges for the large classroom. The age of participants range from 50-90 years old, with most in the 60-70 range.

As the class progressed with a demo of the three social networks, the questions raised were far from the technology- they were often phrased as statements of belief, some even citing sources. Carl heard comments like "I'd never join xxxx as I heard on yyyy's radio show that a person in Texas had her house taken away by crooks cause she used xxxx."

Others shared tales of grandchildren who came and spent "all" of their time on social networks and weren't social!

In our conversation with Carl, we will explore these issues, myths, stereotypes and see what we need to know to make social networks fit our educational frameworks and communities. And with an energetic spirit like Carl, you never know where we will end up!
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Connect@NMC: A Conversation with Danah Boyd About the Backchannel - Archive (Video)

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The backchannel refers to the use of communication technologies for real-time commentary by an audience during a live presentation or event. The backchannel can be a way for participants to be actively engaged, even in large numbers, and a means for those not physically present to be part of an audience. A few conference presenters actively use the backchannel in their sessions by including conversations from Twitter or other social tools, though the majority still do not engage with it at all, or only review it after the session concludes.

Event organizers also show a range of attitudes toward the backchannel. To some, this kind of communication is seen as distracting or off-putting and attendees are requested not to engage in it. Others recognize its value for engaging the audience in the discussion, publicizing the event, and bringing in a wider variety of perspectives from the outside world. At the far extreme, some events have featured the backchannel prominently -- with or without the knowledge of the presenter. In some cases, the conversation turned ugly as the audience used the backchannel to personally attack a speaker during a talk. NMC board member, danah boyd (Microsoft Research) had a well-publicized negative experience at her Web 2.0 Expo presentation in November 2009. She has openly shared her perspectives on this experience and graciously offered to be our guest to talk more about the backchannel.

Is it possible to reap the positive benefits of the backchannel while preventing or minimizing the potential for a negative experience like danah's? Should the backchannel be supported, encouraged, ignored, or banned outright? And can the lessons learned from using the backchannel at conferences be transferred to an educational setting?
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Connect@NMC Webinar on Faculty Academy at University of Mary Washington - Archive (Video)

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Faculty Academy is a long running faculty development activity at the University of Mary Washington (UMW), with this year's theme "Are We There Yet? Reflecting on 15 Years of Teaching and Learning Technologies". Each year, Faculty Academy brings together faculty and staff from the University of Mary Washington to share and celebrate the year's efforts and accomplishments in the classroom, with teaching and learning technologies as the specific focus (or, one might say, catalyst) of the event. In their spirit of open collaboration, Faculty Academy is also open to educators from other regional institutions to attend, as well as an even larger audience who tune in via the web.

In this Connect@NMC webinar, we learn what makes Faculty Academy succeed in a conversation with staff from the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies who plan and host the event. Also joining us will be Gardner Campbell from Baylor University, who shaped Faculty Academy during his years at UMW.
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Adobe First Mondays: Creating Rich Student Portfolios with Acrobat - Archive (Video)

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Historically, student portfolios have been either physical or link list based, text heavy compilations with an occasional image or video clip. While serving the purpose of aggregating work products, these approaches have failed to capture the richness of the learning experience. This presentation demonstrates how Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro can be used to move the portfolio beyond a collection of static artifacts. Through the inclusion of multimedia, including Flash objects, the portfolio can be transformed into dynamic means of projecting knowledge interactively. From an institutional perspective this approach allows for substantive consolidation of knowledge management and improved workflows across the curriculum. The result of these processes will be reviewed in terms of creating a highly scalable, organic PDF that can become a ubiquitous part of the learning process in higher education.
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Adobe First Mondays: Creating and Distributing Video - Archive (Video)

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Our next Adobe First Monday session covers Adobe's video creation and publishing solutions, with another session led by Adobe Education Solutions Architect John Schuman.



In this session John Schuman will describe the Adobe video workflow from end-to-end. We will start with authoring content in Production Premium CS4 and follow the process to Flash Media Server for secure streaming of video content to Adobe Media Player and/or your website. John will talk about some of the workflow options that are particularly relevant to educational usage of streaming video including the robust options that are available for Digital Rights Management of Adobe Flash Video.


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Adobe First Mondays: Adobe Flash Platform Overview - Archive (Video)

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The Adobe® Flash® Platform is an integrated set of technologies surrounded by an established ecosystem of support programs, partners, and enthusiastic user communities. Join Ryan Stewart, Adobe Platform Evangelist as he gives an overview of the key platform components and how the platform is evolving. The discussion will cover Adobe Flash Player 10, Adobe AIR, the next generation of tools and frameworks like Flash Catalyst, Flex 4, and Flash Builder – as well as services like Adobe Flash Collaboration Services. Ryan will be also be showing off samples, demos, and examples from the education space that take full advantage of the Flash Platform.

Speaker: Ryan Stewart channels his passion about the future of Web Development as a Rich Internet Application Evangelist at Adobe and Rich Internet Application Blogger at ZDNet.com.


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Adobe First Mondays: Adobe eLearning Solutions - Archive (Video)

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In this session Adobe Education Solutions Architect John Schuman guided participants through the Adobe Acrobat Connect virtual classroom integration options that are currently available for Blackboard, Moodle, and WebCT Vista/CE. John also demonstrated best practices for preparing synchronous and/or asynchronous Flash-based eLearning content with Adobe Presenter 7 and Captivate 4, including tips and tricks for delivering and assessing the content through the Adobe Connect server or through another SCORM-compliant LMS.


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Adobe First Mondays: Adobe Curriculum and Associate Certification Program - Archive (Video)

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In an increasingly competitive work world, students need to be more than familiar users of digital communications technology to be successful—they need to be proficient users. With certification, hiring managers will know that work similar to the excellent portfolio they just reviewed can be accomplished efficiently. Learn how Adobe provides curriculum resources for teachers to utilize in preparing students for careers as well as the Adobe Certified Associate Program that helps educators that teach with technology and students to build communications skills essential to their future.

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Adobe First Mondays Seminar: Collaboration and Learning with Acrobat.com - Archive (Video)

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With the widespread adoption of e-mail, the Internet, and hosted applications for creating and sharing documents, the way in which students learn and educators teach is undergoing a dramatic shift. With new technologies for creating documents and collaborating online, educators are transforming how they work with students, and students are finding new ways to work with peers. The result: an approach to collaboration and learning that redefines possibilities for teacher-student interactions and gets students more engaged in learning.
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Video Archive from 2009 NMC Summer Conference (Website)

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If you were not at the 2009 NMC Summer Conference (or just wish to relive/share the experience) we have assembled a great collection of videos from Monterey including:

  • Keynote presentations by Kathy Sierra and Marco Torres

  • Point Lobos Photo Shoot- a slide show of the best photos from the pre-conference digital photography workshop

  • The Five Minutes of Fame session (10 great presentations in less than an hour! with a gong!)

  • The entire Centers of Excellence Awards ceremony plus the individual videos created by winners Abilene Christian University, the Center for Digital Storytelling, and La Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

  • The special tribute video created to honor Doug Engelbart

  • Lev Gonick and Kristina Woolsey's Conversation with Doug and presenting him with the NMC Fellows Award

  • The fun invitation video created by hosts USC for the 2010 NMC Summer Conference in Anaheim


You can watch all of these packaged together in a single Flash Player (there is a scrolling menu below the video area):
http://www.nmc.org/2009-summer-conference/videos

or browse them individually, where we have reference links as well as QuickTime versions:
http://www.nmc.org/2009-summer-conference/media
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