Deakin University Library Joins the NMC

Deakin University Library Joins the NMC

We're excited to announce that Deakin University Library of Victoria, Australia has joined the NMC member community! As the bustling scholastic hub of Deakin University, the library offers innovative services, resources, and spaces equipped for the digital age. Serving a student body of over 50,000 students across three physical campuses,...
The Patchwork Classroom

The Patchwork Classroom

By Christine Ditzler I have two passions — one is instructional design and the other is quilting. The two seem unrelated, but they are actually similar in so many ways. Instructional design and quilt crafting both require careful consideration and interconnectivity, or the results are flat and uninspiring.  Let me explain: When I begin...
Crossing the EdTech Chasm

Crossing the EdTech Chasm

Stop the finger pointing — most people are not early adopters, and that’s OK. For whatever you may think of the Crossing the Chasm framework from Geoffrey Moore (adapted from Everett Rogers’ “diffusion of innovation” model), I’ve seen firsthand the chasm between early adopters educators (enthusiasts and visionaries) and the early...
99% Invisible: The Goldilocks Zone

99% Invisible: The Goldilocks Zone

Part III of the 99% Invisible series The design narrative of a technology or physical space dictates how it will be used (if it is used at all), and it should be simple and straightforward. In many cases, technology design can be almost subliminal, and once a paradigm is established, it is hard to break. If faculty members think classroom...