The NMC Pulse

Sept. 2012 > Issue No. 12

NMC Events

NMC Webinar Wednesdays are in full swing! Check our calendar often as more events continue to be added. Webinars are free for members and $99 for non-members.

NMC Horizon Connect Webinar >
SlideShare for Higher Education
Oct. 10th / 12 pm CT
In this webinar the SlideShare Director of Business Development will share best practices for the free use of the platform by students, faculty and staff, and introduce NMC members to SlideShare Pro offerings for academic and non-academic units.
As a special benefit to NMC members, each institution will gain access to a Pro Platinum account without charge. This includes a branded channel for presentation, document and video sharing. Attend this webinar to learn how to get the most out of your account. 




NMC Horizon Connect Webinar >  
Building Student Technology Training Programs
Oct. 24th / 12 pm CT
Already a small team supporting faculty and staff tech training needs, the University Technology Services team at NMC Member Florida International University was tasked with expanding training to 46,000 (and growing) student population. Join this webinar to learn how they were able to maintain the current small staff size, yet provide 24/7 on-demand training through Atomic Learning. 




NMC Horizon Project
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Horizon Report Sector Analysis: the Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education 2012-2017
This report reflects a collaborative effort between the NMC, the Centro Superior para la Enseñanza Virtual, the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Education Society to inform educational leaders about significant developments in technologies supporting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. 

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NMC Member Spotlight 
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We'd like to extend a big welcome to the new members and partner who have just joined the NMC this month:



We love to feature the innovative work of our member institutions. This month, we're proud to highlight the University of Pennsylvania and their "iPads in the Classroom" pilot. Congratulations, Penn!


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NMC Videos  
The education world is only beginning to harness the full potential of social media. Platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, provide endless opportunities to communicate smarter, foster close-knit communities, and garner more attention for academic projects. In partnership with the HP Catalyst Initiative, the NMC hosted a two-part online workshop dedicated to helping educators build a solid social media identity and boost project visibility. Part 1, "Social Media Basics for Educators," is now available -- just push play on the video above. Or...
Thanks to the generous support of the Edward & Betty Marcus Foundation, we're launching our third NMC Horizon Report > Museum Edition! The advisory board will be hard at work on the wiki for all of October, so pop in any time to watch the discussions on museum technology unfold. 
Last month, we introduced you to Alex Freeman -- the new Associate Director of MIDEA. We always say that the best way to get to know a person is through the art they admire. So here are "Alex's Art Picks" this month. Enjoy ... and judge away ;) 

One day Association and the next day Alliance -- find out why the
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American Association of Museums changed its name and its game.

Who doesn't love cat videos? Check out what everyone was meowing about at the Walker Art Center's Internet Cat Video Film Festival!
Make sure to eat your lunch from an Andy Warhol-inspired soup can before you catch his exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this fall.
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