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NMC Blog
October 7, 2014
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this blog post are the writer's own. This past August over 2,000 Wikipedians descended upon London for Wikimania, the 10th annual conference of the Wikimedia Foundation. This was my third Wikimania, having attended in 2011 in Haifa, Israel and 2012 in Washington D.C., and each one is somehow more inspiring than the next. This isn’t surprising, considering that it’s a gathering of the community behind the most influential peer-produced encyclopedia in the world! More >

NMC Blog
September 30, 2014
There is a particularly sweet moment for us as learners. It’s that dazzling, paradigm-shifting, unanticipated moment in which we realize we have learned far more than we set out to learn, that our learning has created a new world of possibilities for us, and that we are part of something much larger than we ever could have imagined. More >

NMC Blog
September 10, 2014
“Can I show you something?” is a question that often leads me to magnificent discoveries. So when I heard that question recently from Mitchell Yangson, a colleague working in the International Center at the Main Library here in San Francisco, I was eager to sit with him and see what was on his mind — and on the screen of his computer. More >

NMC Blog
August 26, 2014
The NMC Inspire Series is a venue for sharing events, people, and projects that are inspiring progressive change in the realm of teaching and learning. Not too long ago, I attended the Open Ed Jam, a small meeting that took place from July 25-27 in San Antonio, Texas at Rackspace headquarters and the San Antonio Central Library. It brought together a diverse group of teachers, community organizers, activists, and technologists to exchange experiences and information about open educational resources (OER). More >

NMC Blog
August 12, 2014
It’s time to stop thinking about technology as technology, but it’s hard to get people to do that. Users are either fascinated or fearful of new technologies, and these gut reactions make them blind to the ‘”why” of it. More >

NMC Blog
July 28, 2014
If you’ve done any thinking, strategizing, or research on educational technology, you’ve likely found yourself in the midst of an impressively large, tangled web of ideas and theories. I know I have. It’s why the New Media Consortium is so important as a convener of dialogue around technology in our museums and our classrooms. I like to give myself a lot of time to think through the ways that our fast-paced world is changing and impacting learning, which sometimes leads me to a long overdue “aha” moment. More >

Sparking innovation, learning and creativity.
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Identifying the impact of emerging technologies.
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The Edward and Betty Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA) provides timely, succinct and practical knowledge about emerging technologies that museums can use to advance their missions.
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The largest educational presence in any virtual world, involving more than 150 colleges and universities and a very active community of educators that numbers nearly 12,000.
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