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.

The Seminar will focus on the concepts of the article and the presentation of Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning's Multi Media Template (MMT) which are most often described as online study spaces in which a single important text is intellectually animated by a carefully produced surrounding information environment. If you wish to review the MMT before attending the seminar, you can visit the showcase for The Tragedie of King Lear .

Robert McClintock, Director, Institute for Learning Technologies, Teachers College, Columbia University and Peter Awn, Dean, School of General Studies, Columbia University will respond to the presentation.

The Multi Media Template will be demonstrated by Marc Meyer, Project Manager, Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, and Frank Moretti, Executive Director, Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.