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Fall Premiere Launches New Services
August 8, 2007. Emerging technologies, particularly in the areas of user-created content and social networking, are influencing pedagogy and learning around the world and on the Columbia University campus. Join your fellow faculty and instructors at the Fall Premiere to learn how these developments can enhance your curriculum and actively engage your students in learning, writing, and research this fall. This hour-long event will demonstrate the use of wikis, podcasts, iTunesU, CourseWorks, and other Web 2.0 services.
Date: Tuesday, September 4th, 2007
Video from Open Content Conference Available
August 6, 2007. Video and audio recordings of the Video, Education, and Open Content meeting held at Columbia University this spring are now available on the site. Podcast versions are also available.
Fall Workshops and Events
July 28, 2007. Attend our newly designed workshops for faculty during the weeks of August 27th and September 4th: Discovering Collaboration Tools, Using Digital Resources for Teaching, CourseWorks I & II, and much more. There are more than 20 dates and times to choose from and all sessions are 45 minutes long. See workshop descriptions and register online for the workshops below.
CourseWorks II: More Features
Using Digital Resources for Teaching: An Overview
Discovering Collaboration Tools
Teaching with Audio and Video
Teaching with Digital Text and Image
Global Health Research Center in Central Asia Opens
July 31, 2007. The Columbia homepage featured an article on the new Global Health Research Center in Central Asia, a partnership of the Columbia University School of Social Work's Social Intervention Group, the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning. Based in Almaty, Kazakhstan, this is the first research center on global health established by a university in Central Asia, serving Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan. It will develop effective solutions to pressing health problems and help reduce health disparities in Central Asia, which is experiencing one of the fastest-growing HIV epidemics in the world.
Press Release: NIMH Grant for Multimedia Connect
July 30, 2007. The Columbia University School of Social Work’s Social Intervention Group (SIG) and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and
Summer CourseWorks Workshops: CU Medical Center
June 27, 2007. CCNMTL offers workshops for instructors interested in learning the basics of the CourseWorks course management system. These one-hour sessions will provide an overview of CourseWorks and introduce participants to the system's rich features. All sessions meet in the PC Classroom on the second floor of the Hammer Health Sciences Library.
Introduction to CourseWorks
Register online or call Nitin Gumaste (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 646-772-8608.
Summer Session II CourseWorks Workshops
June 18, 2007. CCNMTL offers workshops for instructors interested in learning the basics of the CourseWorks course management system. The one-hour sessions will provide an overview of CourseWorks and introduce participants to the system's rich features, including the Discussion Board and the best ways to incorporate multimedia resources for the classroom.
The following workshops will be held in 204 Butler Library.
Summer Session II Workshops:
Media in the Classroom
CCNMTL Videos Vital in Texas
June 15,2007. More than 2,000 elementary mathematics educators in Texas will be trained using videos produced by the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) as part of a project to improve the mathematics preparation of teachers nationwide. In May 2007, Math Teks - a partnership among Wireless Generation, Texas A&M University, and Columbia University- held workshops for 100 staff developers representing all 20 Texas Regional Service Centers and more than 20 Texas school districts. This group of 100 is expected to train an additional 20 educators each using the same approach.
The CCNMTL project, Video Interactions for Teaching and Learning (VITAL), is an interactive learning environment for courses in early childhood mathematics education developed in collaboration with Herbert P. Ginsburg, Jacob H. Schiff Foundations Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College. With the support of a $2.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation, VITAL will serve as a platform to disseminate curriculum for teachers, video demonstrations of children engaged in mathematical activities, and activities that make use of tools for analyzing and writing about video.
“We are delighted that VITAL is already making a national impact on teacher professional development. The interest of the Texas State Education Authority is an early indication of the significance of this project,” added CCNMTL executive director Frank A. Moretti.
CCNMTL staff taped more than 100 hours of video at pre-kindergarten and elementary classrooms across New York City and in New Jersey. The videos show children at play, children talking about mathematics with researchers, and teachers leading classroom lessons. The videos are organized according to content areas derived from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards, which track the developmental progression of children. The modules created by Wireless Generation and its university partners will train educators in identifying the mathematical development of children and appropriate pedagogical strategies, guiding student understanding, and developing assessment strategies to inform instruction.
Read more about VITAL
Press Release: CCNMTL Hosts Open Content Meeting
June 7, 2007. CCNMTL hosted a two-day invitational symposium on May 22-23, gathering an international audience of leaders in the education, industry, and archival communities to build upon the work that CCNMTL and Intelligent Television have been conducting in the area of educational video, open productions, and commercial/non-commercial collaborations. Participants discussed new approaches -– economic, legal, and editorial -– to the creation and distribution of important new resources for open education and explored how video and open education can work together for the public good amidst rising concerns of copyright and fair use violations.
University Seminar: Harlem Digital Archive
April 26, 2007. The Harlem Digital Archive will highlight the potential of Harlem resources at Columbia to support various scholarly projects both inside and outside the classroom. The project will strengthen funding efforts to support the development and production of audiovisual curricula with the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and others. The project also will facilitate the development and production of nationally and internationally distributed media projects—including public broadcasting documentaries on the subject of Harlem.
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.
Date: Thursday, April 26, 4pm
CourseWorks Adds Wimba Voice Boards
March 27, 2007. This semester, faculty and students in dozens of foreign language courses are using Horizon Wimba, a new voice tool that works seamlessly within the CourseWorks course management system.
Wimba’s “voice boards” allow students and instructors to hold audio- and text-based conversations within CourseWorks. Wimba extends classroom instruction by providing more opportunities for students to listen and respond to spoken language and to practice their own pronunciation and speaking fluency in the target language.
For questions on implementing Wimba in a language course, contact email@example.com or Bill Koulopoulos at the Language Resource Center (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Chief Judge Kaye Supports Collateral Consequences Site
March 20, 2007. Judith S. Kaye, Chief Judge of the State of New York, recognized the Collateral Consequences Calculator as a “fabulous online resource” and a "groundbreaking initiative" in her 2007 annual address, “The State of the Judiciary.” Produced in collaboration with Professor Conrad Johnson’s Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic at the Columbia Law School, the Collateral Consequences Calculator allows one to compare the collateral consequences of New York State criminal charges across of variety of doctrinal areas. It will serve multiple communities in a variety of ways: faculty can build case studies around it, lawyers can use it to help them better counsel their clients, judges can use it to help assure appropriate sentencing, and public policy researchers can use it as a lens to examine the matrix of the New York State legal system.
E-Portfolios in Dental Schools
March 19, 2007. CCNMTL presented the Personal Lifelong Learning Project (PL3P) at the 84th annual session of the American Dental Education Association in New Orleans. These e-portolios have been used by residents in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program at the Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery to document student work and program outcomes, promote collaboration and community, and manage administrative tasks.
PL3P was built on the open-source Plone platform, and customized to include forms for learning plans and Best Evidence Topics (BETs). CCNMTL published the PL3P software as a free download for other dental programs interested in adopting the e-portfolio methodology at the conference.
University Seminar: Toward a Democratic Digital Past
March 5, 2007. On March 15, please join CCNMTL and Roy Rosenzweig of George Mason University for a discussion on digital history projects in the next University Seminar for New Media Teaching and Learning. 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, 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. The CHNM sponsors more than two dozen digital history projects and offers free tools and resources to historians. Rosenzweig is the author, most recently, with co-author Daniel Cohen, of Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web.
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.
Date: Thursday, March 15th, 4pm