Ideas that Matter

The NMC Presents "Ideas That Matter" in Education

The New Media Consortium (NMC) hosted the 2013 NMC Summer Conference in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Hundreds of highly skilled education professionals traveled from across the globe to attend the NMC’s most influential event of the year. The conference commemorated the 20th Anniversary of the NMC. Nearly 50 sessions highlighted the integration of emerging technologies into teaching, learning, and creative inquiry.

Riding the Curve

Photos by Tom Haymes

“Technology is a word that describes something that doesn't work yet.” - Douglas Adams

As we go through our annual computer replacement cycle I am once again struck by the institutional inertia that stifles technological change. As usual, the bias in what people select to be their computing device of choice for the next four years is largely shaped by what they had in the previous four years.

Summer Conference Recap: Ideas that Matter Pt. 2

Helen Keegan and Curiosity

Rufi Franzen.  Google it.  What started with minimal course effort ended with total engagement with course materials including supplementals.  How to replicate?

Keith R. Krueger and the Big, Hairy Problem of Technology in K-12 

Sparking innovation, learning and creativity.
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Identifying the impact of emerging technologies.
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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.
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The largest educational presence in any virtual world, involving more than 150 colleges and universities and a very active community of educators that numbers nearly 12,000.
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