For the past four years, CCNMTL has partnered with faculty in the design, development, and assessment of projects that enhance the Columbia educational experience. To quote from Provost Jonathan Cole's opening remarks at our 2001 conference, CCNMTL seeks to make our "great teachers greater." To do this, CCNMTL uses the paradigm of design research that allows development to proceed apace but in a reflective context.
The goal of this New Media in Education Conference is to share our experiences from the last two years and stimulate a dialogue about best pedagogical practices and future possibilities. We seek an audience of faculty, instructors, librarians, technologists, and other interested individuals to join the discussion.
Three faculty panels will serve as the focal point of the conference. Each 90-minute panel will present examples that highlight an educational approach. A number of kiosks will be available for more individualized project demonstrations by faculty and CCNMTL staff. Lastly, hands-on training sessions will be scheduled for interested attendees.