June 08, 2006

Case Western Reserve University, area institutions host 2006 NMC Summer Conference

Innovative applications of technology aiding in teaching, learning and expression explored, showcased

Examples from "Virtual Reality and The Cleveland Museum of Art:
A Festival of Ingenuity" displayed at Research ShowCase 2006

Top-notch technology professionals from campuses around the country have convened at Case Western Reserve University for the 2006 New Media Consortium Summer Conference, which runs through June 10.

With topics ranging from "iPods in a Liberal Arts Setting" to "Merging the Physical and Virtual Through 3D Scanning and Printing," attendees have the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn about the latest technologies that will aid in the New Media Consortium's (NMC) mission of exploring and promoting innovative applications that aid in teaching, learning and creative expression. Founded in 1993, NMC's member institutions include higher education institutions, museums and other learning-focused organizations.

Case's Information Technology Services department, host of this year's conference, has been at the forefront in helping the university become established as a leader among colleges in the use of information technology as an invaluable tool for students, researchers, faculty and the campus and Cleveland communities. An example is OneCleveland, which provides nonprofit, community-based broadband networking services to a host of organizations in the region.

The 2006 NMC summer conference focuses on five key areas: education gaming; emerging technologies; best practices; technological leadership, challenges and issues; and tools and techniques. Most of the workshops are being held at Case's Peter B. Lewis Building, with some events at the Kelvin Smith Library. Co-hosts for the conference are the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

For more details, go to http://www.nmc.org/.

Posted by: Heidi Cool, June 8, 2006 12:29 PM | News Topics: Conferences/Symposia, Events, HeadlinesMain, Technology

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