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NML Spring Conference – Learning in a Participatory Culture
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Comparative Media Studies and Project New Media Literacies will host a one-day conference at MIT, Building 6-120, from 8:30 am to 5 pm on Saturday May 2, 2009. The $35.00 registration fee includes a choice of 4 out of 14 workshops, 2 presentations, and breakfast and lunch. Registration is available online at www.newmedialiteracies.org, and must be submitted by Friday 4/29.
Summary of conference: At Learning in a Participatory Culture, we will share our new web-based learning environment, the Learning Library, and host a series of conversations and workshops about the integration and implementation of the new media literacies across disciplines. Workshops include “The Complexities of Copyright: Shepard Fairey v. the AP,” “Mapping in Participatory Culture: Boundaries,” “Using Wikipedia in the Classroom,” “21st Century Assessment,” and more. Henry Jenkins’ closing remarks will address the future of NML and participatory democracy.
Panelists at this conference will include members of the NML team, educators who have been working with NML materials in the field, and educational researchers. The conference is designed to engage anyone with an interest in the future of education, especially high school teachers and afterschool coordinators. The format itself will be participatory – we hope that attendees will join the conversation, and leave the conference equipped with new ideas and strategies.