The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) offers a wide range of free services to University faculty with the following goals: to provide access to teaching tools and resources that instructors need; to help instructors develop fluency with information technology and educational strategies; and to serve as a catalyst for innovation with technology supported teaching and learning techniques inside and outside of the classroom.
Our service philosophy is to provide the most supportive environment possible for faculty who invest their time and energy in media and new technologies for their courses. Our educational technologists have extensive pedagogical training and are ideally suited to offer advice and direction to faculty who wish to discover and develop best practices for instructional innovation. Additionally, CCNMTL offers a variety of workshops for instructors who wish to explore these topics in greater detail.
CCNMTL also supports a range of tools for faculty and instructors to manage courses, distribute course materials, and engage students with collaborative or interactive assignments.
See: Knowledge Base
CCNMTL projects are defined as more extensive efforts in which we attempt to create flexible tools and engaging study environments that faculty can shape to fit their particular classroom context. CCNMTL projects start with a project proposal from faculty.
All CCNMTL projects focus on overlapping areas of innovation to support student inquiry and improve students’ understanding. Our projects include visualization and modeling tools; real-time data collection tools; data sharing programs; annotation and study tools; media archives; training environments; simulations and multimedia study environments. Projects emphasize collaboration, interaction and student activity. They promote better communication, personalization and the multiplication of spaces—both real and virtual—in which students are invited to study, research, communicate and learn.