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Thomas de Zengotita Spices Up University Seminar on New Media

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March 27, 2002. New York University Professor Thomas de Zengotita presented his controversial and entertaining view on education in a virtual world to the University Seminar on New Media Teaching and Learning.

Says de Zengotita, "Freedom in a virtualized 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. That is the condition we face as educators." His presentation offered examples of what happens to people in virtuality and the implications for education.

Thomas de Zengotita teaches at the Dalton School and at the Draper Graduate Program at New York University. He has published numerous articles on the impact of new media in society and, in 1975, contributed to "Language and Learning: the Debate Between Jean Piaget and Noam Chomsky," the published notes of the conference held that year at Abbaye de Royaumont near Paris.

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