Seminars 2000-2001

April 17, 2001

Using Intelligent Interactive Media to Revolutionize the Online Learning Experience

W. Lewis Johnson, Director, Center for Advanced Research in Technology for Education (CARTE) at the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute will be the virtual presenter at the final seminar session this academic year. Dr. Johnson's research interests, are concerned with the application of advanced computing technologies, particularly artificial intelligence and interactive multimedia, to problems in education and training.

February 27, 2001

Images in the Service of Education

The Seminar will focus on the integration of digital images in two separate fields of study. Stephen Murray, Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University will show us a digital view of the Amiens Cathedral West Facade. Also joining us will be Ahmet Sinav Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Office of Scholarly Resources, and Ewa Soliz Curriculum Design Studio Office of Scholarly Resources.

January 23, 2001

Digital Technologies in Education

In 1971, Professor Robert McClintock wrote an influential entitled "Toward a Place for Study in a World of Instruction," Teachers College Record, December 1971, Vol. 73. No.2. Since its publication the world of educational possibilities has been vastly expanded by the advent of digital technologies. This University Seminar will ask the question of whether these many new emerging approaches to curriculum and pedagogy, made possible by new media, will contribute to the expansion of the possibilities for study in what still largely remains a world of instruction.

December 12, 2000

The New Digital World: Hackers, Napster, Free Speech, and Piracy: How it Will Change the Entire Communications World Including Entertainment and Education

Martin Garbus, First Amendment Lawyer who represented the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Emmanuel Goldstein in the recent trail defending the right to publish DeCSS encryption software that circumvents the copyright protection build into all DVDs will deliver a lecture entitled "The New Digital World: Hackers, Napster, Free Speech, and Piracy: How it Will Change the Entire Communications World Including Entertainment and Education."

October 4, 2000

Demonstration of Brownfield Action 2.0

Brownfield Action 2.0 is an interactive simulation of a contaminated land site. Students work in pairs as consultants that have been hired to perform an environmental study for a prospective buyer of the land site. Using an allocation of funds, students can obtain historical data through interviews that are simulated using email and bulletin boards or by simulated visits to the town's public service departments. Students can also choose to perform a number of simulated environmental tests that return stored values from a possible two million data points in three dimensions represented by a map of the land area.