Monday, March 17, 2008

2008 NMC Symposium on Mashups - Online

Online 2008 NMC Symposium on Mashups
Location Second Life and Adobe Connect
Host The New Media Consortium
Conference Dates Tue, 04/01/2008 - Thu, 04/03/2008
Registration Dates Fri, 03/07/2008 - Mon, 03/24/2008


April 1-3, 2008

The NMC Symposium on Mashups will itself be a mashup of venues, with sessions taking place in the 2D web environment of Adobe Connect, with support by LearningTimes and selected activities in the 3D world of the NMC Conference Center in Second Life (all Second Life events will be streamed back into the Connect environment).

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. . . The NMC Symposium on Mashups will explore the learning applications of data mashups.

Mashups, web applications that combine data from more than one source via a single, unified tool, are often about data visualization, but they can also be creative products of other kinds—indeed, the term “mashup” originates from the music industry — such as assorted film and music clips assembled into parodies of well-known productions, for instance.

Data mashups are powerful tools for navigating and visualizing datasets; understanding connections between different dimensions such as time, distance, and location; juxtaposing data from different sources to reveal new relationships; and other purposes.

In the Symposium we will explore both the tools for generating mashups as well as the applications of them to teaching and learning.

The symposium will take place in the Adobe Connect web environment, with support from LearningTimes and selected sessions originating from the virtual world of Second Life. All events in Second Life will also be streamed into Adobe Connect.

Sessions, which will be conducted live, can incorporate a variety of visuals and rich media, and are generally about 45 minutes in length, with about one-third to one-half that time devoted to dialog with participants using the chat and audio tools of the environment.

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