MI(D)H

Moving Images and the (Digital) Humanities: Toward Best Practices for Teaching and Learning

#MIDH2014

Monday, May 5, 2014
Horace Mann, Room 150
Teachers College,
Columbia University

About MI(D)H

The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning is hosting Moving Images and the (Digital) Humanities: Toward Best Practices for Teaching and Learning—a day-long symposium on the role of digital media in teaching and learning.

Colleagues from the humanities and film and video in particular will explore the role of multimedia in higher education today and map out our work for the future. Our discussions will focus on questions such as:

  • How does video now function as an important part of digital media fluency?

  • What kinds of technologies and support do faculty need in order to include analysis and creation of digital media content in their courses?

  • What are the essential skills that students should develop in these areas?

  • What are the best strategies for bringing digital humanities research and scholarship into the classroom through multimedia?

As part of the day’s discussion, we will explore several innovative projects in digital media and education, including CCNMTL’s tools Mediathread and the Film Language Glossary, work by faculty and students at the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture, and Cengage’s MindTap electronic course material platform. Discussions will cover how all of our projects can be adapted to better meet the teaching and learning needs of today’s media and technology environment - and we will draft notes toward a white paper for circulation to our group and beyond.

Participants Include

Melissa Acuna, Cengage Publishing
Lucy Appert, CCNMTL, Columbia University
Stephen Brier, CUNY Graduate Center
Jack Brighton, WILL/Illinois Public Broadcasting
Eric Faden, Bucknell University
John Frankfurt, AMC/AMC Networks
Adrienne Garber, CCNMTL, Columbia University
Paul Gerhardt, British Film Institute
Tucker Harding, CCNMTL, Columbia University
Kimon Keramidas, Bard Graduate Center
Peter B. Kaufman, CCNMTL, Columbia University
Richard Lorber, Kino Lorber
Maurice Matiz, CCNMTL, Columbia University
Ben Moskowitz, Mozilla Foundation
Mark Phillipson, Columbia University
Sara Spink, Museum of the City of New York
Jeff Ubois, MacArthur Foundation
Chris Wisniewski, Museum of the Moving Image

About CCNMTL

The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) was founded at Columbia University in 1999 to enhance teaching and learning through the purposeful use of new media and technology. In partnership with faculty, the Center supports efforts ranging from basic course website management to advanced project development. CCNMTL is committed to remaining a leader in the field of new media teaching and learning, engaging faculty, educators, librarians, partner institutions, and the community in the reinvention of education for the digital age.

Agenda (Draft)

Monday, May 5, 2014


8:30am - 9:00am
Registration and Coffee


9:00am - 9:15am
Welcoming Remarks and Introduction

Maurice Matiz, CCNMTL, Columbia University


9:15am - 10:00am
The Day Ahead

Peter B. Kaufman, CCNMTL, Columbia University
Kimon Keramidas, Bard Graduate Center
Lucy Appert, CCNMTL, Columbia University


10:00am - 11:00am
Moving Images, Arguments, and Discourse

Kimon Keramidas, Bard Graduate Center
Sara Spink, Museum of the City of New York


11:00am - 11:30am
Coffee Break


11:30am - 12:15pm
Media Literacy Standards, The Future of Pedagogy, and Access
Mindtap
Mozilla Web Standard

Melissa Acuna, Cengage Learning
Ben Moskowitz, Mozilla Foundation
Jeff Ubois, MacArthur Foundation


12:15pm - 1:00pm
Luncheon - Film and Education: Some Reflections

Eric Faden, Bucknell University
Paul Gerhardt, British Film Institute


1:00pm - 1:30pm
Media Analysis and Close Reading Tools 1:
Mediathread

Mark Phillipson, Columbia University
Adrienne Garber, CCNMTL, Columbia University
Tucker Harding, CCNMTL, Columbia University


1:30pm - 2:00pm
Media Analysis and Close Reading Tools II:
Film Language Glossary

John Frankfurt, AMC/AMC Networks
Richard Lorber, Kino Lorber
Richard Pena, Columbia University [prerecorded]


2:00pm - 2:30pm
Coffee


2:30pm - 3:30pm
Strategies for Reaching the Public

Steve Brier, CUNY
Jack Brighton, WILL/University of Illinois
Chris Wisniewski, Museum of the Moving Image


3:30pm - 4:15pm
Next Steps

Lucy Appert, CCNMTL, Columbia University
Peter B. Kaufman, CCNMTL, Columbia University
Kimon Keramidas, Bard Graduate Center