The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) was founded at Columbia University in 1999 to enhance teaching and learning through the purposeful use of new media and technology.

In partnership with faculty, CCNMTL supports efforts ranging from basic course website management to advanced project development. CCNMTL is committed to remaining a leader in the field of educational technology by engaging faculty, educators, librarians, partner institutions, and the community in the reinvention of teaching and learning for the digital age.


Contact Us

You can reach us directly at (212)854-9058 or at

Or visit The Faculty Support Lab in 204 Butler Library.

We also have four administrative offices:

Butler Library
505 Butler Library
535 West 114th street
New York, NY 10027

Lewisohn Hall
603 Lewisohn Hall
2970 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

The Armory at CUMC
216 Ft. Washington Avenue
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10032

Jewish Theological Seminary Satellite Office
Unterberg 501
3080 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

For complete directions to Columbia University, see Directions & Parking on Columbia’s homepage.

Our Mission

The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) builds education experiences for Columbia University’s faculty, staff, and students across all of Columbia’s colleges, schools, and departments—on campus and online. From our earliest days in 1999, CCNMTL has been dedicated to producing new media and developing educational technology to enhance university teaching and learning. Our productions, publications, and events aim to provide thought leadership and practical support—and promote innovation in pedagogy and curriculum development—for teachers and higher education everywhere.

Our Strategy

Basic Strategy I: Creating the Culture of Use
The Center is committed to extending the population of involved faculty by providing a broad range of points of access: workshops, forums, individual consultations, as well as ongoing and sustaining support in the development of projects. We will begin with anyone who is willing to bring us a syllabus. In developing more advanced projects, we are committed to building “visible heuristics,” that is, projects in collaboration with faculty that act as demonstrations and explorations of pedagogical and curricular possibility.

Basic Strategy II: Empowering Students and Faculty with New Generic Tools
We are committed to building what we call the Columbia Educational Operating System, a suite of integrated applications that extends the capacity of students and faculty to capture, analyze, and integrate data in new ways. CEOS will also provide equally powerful communications tools to facilitate dialogue and the exchange of ideas.

Basic Strategy III: Forging Partnerships
The Center is about building partnerships and providing the motivation and venue for the integration of disparate efforts in digital development. In this capacity, the Center is presently working with not only individual faculty members but also other entities of the University committed to similar goals. The Center is also active in contributing to the strategic planning on the school, college and university level.

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