Registration & Continental Breakfast

Welcoming Remarks
Alan Brinkley, University Provost, Allan Nevins Professor of History

Opening Remarks
Jim Neal, V.P. for Information Services and University Librarian

Faculty Panel A: Creating Third Spaces for Learning
Description: New and constructive opportunities for teaching and learning are made possible by the combination of the communications power of the Web and its capacity to deliver video to the desktop anytime. The members of this panel have made primary source video available to students in a context that allows the students to reflect, analyze, annotate, and communicate their understandings in multimedia form to the instructor and to one another. This new third space for learning, neither the abstract world of the textbook nor the sometimes overwhelming experience of a practical setting, allows for direct access to the primary experience in a context that supports and facilitates concentrated and reflective study.
• Lawrence Engel, Adjunct Professor, School of the Arts. → Project: Deconstructor
• Tazuko Shibusawa, Asst. Professor, School of Social Work. Project: Third Space
• Herbert Ginsburg, Professor, Teachers College. → Project: VITAL

Workshop A: Survey of Scientific Desktop Computing
The open source community continues to be a vibrant and effective software development resource. This session will explore how to take advantage of the many applications in the sciences that are available for the Unix platform. Sample applications will be demostrated and participants will be shown how to obtain them.



11:15am- 12:30pm
Faculty Panel B: Using Multimedia Case Studies to Promote Focused Learning
Description: It has been established in fields such as law and business that students best learn how to form judgments when faced with challenging specific cases. This approach has now expanded into other disciplines. Its power has been extended by the capacity of digital technologies to provide capacious but focused content in an active environment that allows learners to manipulate and analyze data as they contend with the essential questions of each case. The faculty represented here have all partnered with CCNMTL to produce multimedia case studies in their respective fields.
• Dan Herman, Asst. Professor, School of Public Health. → Project: Epiville
• Charles Cronin, Head Public Services, Law Library. Project: Columbia Law School Music Plagiarism Project.

Workshop B: Managing Your Course Online
Course management systems have become the newest enterprise-wide installations at many universities. This workshop will introduce CourseWorks@Columbia and discuss some potential future directions for course management systems.

Executive Lunch Box

Faculty Panel C: Simulations as an Educational Tactic
Description: Educators, such as our panelists, have begun to deploy active simulations as powerful pedagogical instruments. They have discovered the power of simulations to introduce students to complex systems and to communicate the multi-disciplinary character of real world problem solving. In these engaging environments students learn by doing and are challenged to think and act in the same context.
• Mark Dickstein, Assoc. Professor, College of Physician and Surgeons. → Project: HeartSim
• Upmanu Lall, Professor, School of Mines. → Project: OPTIMUS
• Peter Bower, Senior Lecturer, Barnard College. → Project: Brownfield Action

Workshop C: Integrating Video in the Classroom
There are many potential uses for video in the classroom such as video conferencing, films and documentary clips, capturing classrooms interactions, or broadcasting. This workshop will introduce many of these concepts and provide an opportunity to use tools that simplify the use of video.

Concluding Remarks