I am currently attending the New Media Consortium (NMC) conference in Boston, MA. While the scenery is beautiful and I am surrounded by wonderful higher-education learning environments it is not my focus for this conference.
I plan on attending as many of the break out sessions as possible in hopes of advancing my college in the use of multimedia and digital learning environments. Not that they aren’t moving in that direction already- but to assure that we remain focused and relevant for the level on students we are enrolling each year.
Lets face it, high schools are already embracing technology – they have to, the students devour each and every piece of it they can find. Remember the students are the ones that truly make a video viral, and they are responsible for the start of flash-mobs and the success of social media sites. Parents may be taking it over and a recent study showed that “moms” are the biggest user of Facebook – but just remember where that all started. In a college dorm, meaning that no instructor was involved in making sure that learning objectives were met.
So, over the course of the next three days I will write a little summary of what I learned. Perhaps something I say will strike a cord with your institution or your personal life, if it does, I’d love to hear from you.
Checking out the catalog – this conference will not disappoint.