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Current CCNMTL University Seminar Focuses on General Education and Global Stability

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February 26, 2002. Taking for its topic General Education, New Media and the Challenge of Global Stability, the University Seminar on New Media Teaching and Learning welcomes the insights of major leaders at the University and beyond, including Lisa Anderson, dean of the School of International and Public Affairs; Alan Brinkley, Allan Nevins, professor of history; James Carey, CBS Professor of International Journalism; Robbie McClintock, co-director of Institute for Learning Technologies and John and Sue Anne Weinberg Professor of History and Education; and Frank Moretti, executive director of the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning and co-director of Institute for Learning Technologies.

On March 11, the Seminar welcomes Tom de Zengotita, adjunct associate professor at the Draper Graduate Program at New York University, who will speak to the question of Education in a Virtual World. According to de Zengotita, "freedom in a virtual world means being able to choose among unlimited options in every sphere of experience and activity because it doesn't really matter what you choose." This compelling statement frames his talk and promises to engage participants in a lively discussion.

Seminars are open to invited participants, but all members of the Columbia community are invited to participate in the online discussion at the seminar website.

For a complete schedule, to read more about the current seminar and to view past presentations and participate in the online discussion, please visit the seminar website.