Seminars 2006-2007

Theme for 2006-2008 Seminars
Beginning in the fall semester of 2006, the University Seminar in New Media Teaching and Learning will begin a 2-year exploration of emerging possibilities for teaching, learning, and study in a digital age. We will focus especially on the relationships between large digital repositories, structured learning environments, and the open web. Presentations and discussions will center on these core questions:

-- In what ways and for what purposes are paths between libraries, pedagogical applications, and public communities opening up?
-- How might objects move between repositories, learning environments, and the open Web?

April 26, 2007

Harlem Digital Archive

The Harlem Digital Archive will be a repository and the source for a wide range of teaching and learning materials that can be deployed in the university classroom setting and more broadly in libraries and museums, online, and in educational television and radio. Join CCNMTL for a discussion on how this online archive plans to draw on digital resources here at Columbia and elsewhere that illuminate Harlem's rich artistic, social, and political history, activating new forms of engagements with these materials in learning environments.

March 2, 2007

Toward a Democratic Digital Past: Prospects and Problems

Roy Rosenzweig is Mark and Barbara Fried Professor of History & New Media at George Mason University, where he also heads the Center for History and New Media (CHNM). Since 1994, the CHNM has used digital media and computer technology to democratize history—to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past. Rosenzweig will reflect on some of the work of the Center for History and New Media as the basis for talking about the possibilities and problems of achieving a democratic digital past.

February 8, 2007

The Triangle Initiative

Taking advantage of the versatility of digital media, CCNMTL's Triangle Initiative is about making educational tools and capacities that are derived from applied research serve both Columbia's classrooms and the health and service needs of the larger community. This session will discuss the first two established Triangle projects in CCNMTL's portfolio, Multimedia Connect and Collateral Consequences of Criminal Prosecution.

December 14, 2006

Siva Vaidhyanathan: The Googlization of Everything

Siva Vaidhyanathan, associate professor of Culture and Communication at New York University, will lead the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning University Seminar on December 14, 2006. Dr. Vaidhyanathan's research on intellectual property and the ways it shapes contemporary culture has resulted in two widely noted books: Copyrights and Copywrongs (2001), and The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash Between Freedom and Control Is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System (2004).

November 2, 2006

VITAL 3.0: The Evolution of Video in Teaching and Learning

Join CCNMTL for a demonstration of VITAL 3.0 and a panel discussion on how the use of video has evolved in educational practice.

October 5, 2006

Yochai Benkler: Open Collaboration and Networked Environments in Education

Yochai Benkler, Professor of Law at Yale Law School, will lead a discussion of commons-based peer production, intellectual property in a networked environment, and the effect of open collaboration on educational discourse. Long a champion of unfettered exchange in networked environments, Benkler will describe new opportunities for educators as technology enables large-scale sharing of previously compartmentalized resources.