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New Media in Education 2013

Partner(s): - CCNMTL

At the New Media in Education 2013 Conference (NME 2013), over 200 faculty, staff, administrators, graduate students, and guests came together to have critical discussions about the latest developments in education and technology. The event took place February 1, 2013 at the Columbia University Faculty House and was the 6th biennial NME conference hosted by CCNMTL.

The theme of the NME 2013 was "Bits to Breakthroughs," a title that refers to how small ideas and changes in pedagogy facilitated by technology and new media can significantly enhance teaching and learning. The day was opened with a welcome from Columbia Provost John H. Coatsworth. Laurie Burruss of and Columbia Chief Digital Officer Sree Sreenivasan gave plenary talks. Sessions covered topics like digital humanities, assessment and evaluation, new models of digital publishing, and technology tools for research.

In addition, three breakout sessions facilitated focused, small-group interactions. In "Breaking Through", faculty brought a challenge they are currently facing in their teaching and worked with CCNMTL educational technologists to brainstorm solutions. "Technology for Any Teaching Style" explored how different kinds of educational technology can enhance an instructor's effectiveness regardless of teaching style. At the "Leaders Forum" deans and other upper-level administrators from departments across Columbia's campuses shared their experiences addressing curricular and faculty-development challenges.

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