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UNLV to explore emerging technologies in teaching and learning
Published on Tue, Oct 9, 2012 (4:46 p.m.)LAS VEGAS – The UNLV Office of Online Education will work with an international community of experts in educational technology to make online learning more relevant and engaging. The Office of Online Education, a unit of the Division of Educational Outreach, has recently been accepted for membership to the New Media Consortium (NMC). NMC is an international not-for-profit consortium of learning-focused organizations dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies. UNLV joins a community of hundreds of leading universities, colleges, museums, and research centers who want to drive innovation across their campuses.
NMC equips its membership community with a wide spectrum of resources for ongoing professional development and to set innovative ideas in motion. The consortium performs research that catalyzes discussion, convenes people around new ideas, and builds communities that encourage exploration and experimentation. "The NMC is thrilled to welcome the University of Nevada, Las Vegas into our member community," said NMC CEO Larry Johnson. "UNLV has been on our radar as a forward-thinking institution and we look forward to all the amazing things we can do together to better education."
“Online Education at UNLV has worked diligently to increase student engagement and provide the greatest opportunities for student academic success,” said Mark Fink, director of Online Education. “As a result, we have developed nationally recognized online learning models we will share with NMC while accessing their cutting-edge research to develop potential applications of emerging technologies for learning, research, and creative inquiry.”
The Office of Online Education has had an enrollment of more than 30,000 students each year since 2010. It collaborates with academic units throughout the UNLV to provide online courses, programs, and degrees.
For more information about NMC, visit www.nmc.org. You can learn more about Online Education and view examples of interactive course components at http://online.unlv.edu.