Welcome Aboard! Open SUNY Joins the NMC

Welcome Aboard! Open SUNY Joins the NMC

Please join the NMC team in welcoming Open SUNY as the newest member to the NMC community! SUNY, the State University of New York, is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States and serves 64 institutions across the state of New York, including research universities, community colleges, colleges of technology, and online...
NMC Releases Strategic Brief Exploring the Potential for Course Apps to Transform Teaching and Learning

NMC Releases Strategic Brief Exploring the Potential for Course Apps to Transform Teaching and Learning

The NMC has released "Course Apps: An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief" at the annual EDUCAUSE Annual Conference. Commissioned by Adobe Systems, the report explores the emergence of new forms of instructional resources, known informally as “course apps” — special mobile applications with functionalities that promise to redefine the category.
Bethel School District Joins the NMC

Bethel School District Joins the NMC

We are proud to announce that Bethel School District has joined the NMC member community of schools! Located in Spanaway, Washington, Bethel is the 16th largest district in the state with more than 18,000 students enrolled across 17 elementary schools (K-5), six middle schools (6-8), and three senior high schools. The district also encompasses one...
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...
Let’s Talk Online Learning

Let’s Talk Online Learning

These are exciting times for online learning aficionados. The recent slew of massive open online courses (MOOC’s) has stirred our imaginations — and much of the recent debates — about the impact of online learning. The merits of learning via the Web are widely touted, but it is a topic that can be approached from many angles, some...