NMC Horizon @JISC Project (Workshop, #altc2011, #HNMChz)

See ALT-C information on workshop: Introduction During the last few months the New Media Consortium (NMC, http://www.nmc.org/), who have for a number of years produced an annual Horizon Report in association with EDUCAUSE, have been conducting a study from the perspective of UK universities and colleges. This has been undertaken with the support of JISC and the involvement of a panel of thought leaders from our community as the Advisory Board. The Advisory Board has worked…

Opening night, curtain call?

He has adopted double-blind reviewing at the Quarterly (where neither party is known to the other), whereas the open peer-review experiment required both authors' and reviewers' names to be revealed. Dr Schalkwyk said the experiment had been prompted primarily by a desire to harness the web's potential to support greater scholarly discussion. It also reflected a feeling that "if we were going to talk about Shakespeare and new media, we should practise new media ways of…

Reboot camp

Journalists: need new media knowledge! Aspiring and seasoned US journalists alike are looking to tech-savvy graduate schools to help them survive and thrive in a new multimedia environment. Jon Marcus reports Jennifer Hellum's first semester as a graduate student in journalism school taught her, among other things, how to function with almost no sleep. That experience came courtesy of the "boot camp" for new students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication,…

Writing for Multimedia and the Web

Full Title: Writing for Multimedia and the Web: A Practical Guide to Content Development for Interactive Media Author: Timothy Garrand Publisher: Focal Press Date: 2006 (3rd edition) "Learning how to write for just one type of interactive media, such as web sites or games, is not enough - to be truly successful as an interactive writer or designer, you need to understand how to create content for all types of new media. Writing for Multimedia and…