NME 2006


James Neal delivers opening remarks

James Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Columbia University, delivered the welcoming remarks.

David Klattell prepares his presentation

Dr. David Klattell, vice dean of the School of Journalism, prepares for his presentation as part of the panel, "A Partnership in Innovation."

Ryan Kelsey

Dr. Ryan Kelsey, associate director of education and research, convened the panel, "A Partnership in Educational Innovation," highlighting the work of Dr. David Helfand and Dr. David Klatell to develop new curricular and pedagogical approaches with technology.

David Helfand discusses Frontiers of Science

Dr. David Helfand, chair of the department of Astronomy, presents the multimedia online textbook, "Scientific Habits of Mind," developed in collaboration with CCNMTL for the College's core curriculum course, Frontiers of Science.

Dan Beeby discusses Sakai.

In one of the conference's workshops, "An Instructor's Guide to Sakai," Dan Beeby, a CCNMTL educational technologist, discusses the open-source course management system as a likely candidate to replace CourseWorks here at Columbia.

Workshop audience.

Conference workshops, held in the Low Library Rotunda, drew large crowds of participants interested in podcasting, blogs, the Sakai course management project and Web services.

Tazuko Shibusawa at conference panel.

Dr. Tazuko Shibuwasa of the Columbia University School of Social Work (left) and her colleague attend the day's first panel, "A Partnership in Educational Innovation."

Apple provided conference computer equipment, such as the presentation monitors and the faculty computer lounge laptops (pictured).

Jonathan Hall

CCNMTL Educational Technologist Jonathan Hall, far right, led very popular workshops on two of the latest technologies, blogging and podcasting.

Attendees mingle and enjoy breakfast.

New Media in Education 2006: A Progress Report provided an opportunity to converse and network with fellow conference attendees about their own work in the field of new media and education.


Panel audience members were presented the curricular context and the technology demonstrations of a wide range of CCNMTL projects.

Debbie Marcus

Debbie Marcus, a CCNMTL educational technologist, presented the multimedia prototype of the School of Social Work's Project Connect in conjunction with Professor Susan Witte as part of panel 4, "New Directions: Research, Education & Community Service."

Burden Room

At this year's New Media in Education conference, CCNMTL introduced a computer lounge for faculty to use throughout the day.

Frank Moretti moderates a panel.

Dr. Frank Moretti, executive director of CCNMTL, moderates the panel, "New Directions: Research, Education & Community Service."