Proposals for presentations for the NMC Symposium on New Media and Learning, a special 2-day, live online event to be held March 23-25, 2010, are being solicited through March 3. The Symposium, the fifteenth in the NMC’s Series of Virtual Symposia, will explore the impact of new media on teaching, learning, research, and creative expression, especially in higher education. New media, for the purposes of this event, is interpreted broadly as anything from creative uses of digital media and new forms of communication to alternative publishing methods and media-rich tools. The Symposium seeks to explore new media in the context of a current social phenomenon and not simply as a means of content delivery.
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The NMC Symposium on New Media and Learning convenes an annual discussion among experts, practitioners, researchers, teachers, learners, artists, and others to examine issues central to new media and its applications for teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. The yearly Symposium is intended to offer a forum for reflection on the core activities and values at the heart of new media departments in learning organizations of all kinds.
The Symposium is designed to stimulate dialog around the ideas, tools, best practices, and philosophies that underpin the use of new media in education. New media, for this event, is interpreted broadly as anything from creative uses of digital media and new forms of communication to alternative publishing methods and media-rich tools. The Symposium seeks to explore new media in the context of a current social phenomenon and not simply as a means of content delivery.
Proposals are encouraged on any of the following themes, but this list is not exhaustive and selections will not be limited to these categories:
• digital storytelling practices
• new forms of multimedia production and delivery
• social media, social networking and global connections
• new literacies
• new media and mobile devices
• digital gaming in education
• data visualization
• media-rich communication tools
• any technology or practice that shows promise for engaging students and supporting teaching and learning using new media
Sessions should describe new approaches, illustrate case studies, or address the implications for learning and teaching of themes like those above.
This event continues the ongoing series of specially focused online gatherings that explore new ideas and issues related to technology, learning, and society. The NMC Series of Virtual Symposia is itself an exploration of emerging forms of collaboration and tools.