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11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Orozco Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th St., 7th floor

Wikipedia and Academia, Friends at Last? Incorporating Wikipedia Assignments Into Higher Education Classrooms [DF; W]
Frank Schulenburg (Wikimedia Foundation)
The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that supports Wiki pedia, partnered with university professors in 45 classes during the 2010-2011 academic year in a pilot program of our Global Education Program. Professors assigned their students to write Wikipedia articles as part of the coursework for the term, with assistance from trained Wikipedia Ambassadors both in the classroom and online. In this workshop, we will present the research work from our surveys and interviews with faculty members, Ambassadors, and students. We will also use activities perfected in Ambassador trainings and other presentations to engage attendees to demonstrate how Wikipedia can be incorporated into a university curriculum.
Workshops require additional registration at no extra cost.  Please visit HERE to register.
1:00-5:00 pm
Theresa Lang Student and Community Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th St., 2nd floor 

MobilityShifts Science Fair [P; D]
Inspired by Mozilla Science Fairs, this Science Fairs brings the beloved grade school concept to adults. Intelligent professionals making waves with their digital media projects - research, learning models, web projects, software, experiments - share their work and welcome your feedback and ideas. Explore and engage the room that will feature such projects as Mozilla’s

 Hackasaurus, Open Badges, Web Made Movies,School of Webcraft,, 


1:45-3:30 pm
Hirshon Suite, 55 West 13th St., 2nd floor

3-D Printing, Colors, Music: Context for Exploring Critical Making [DIYU; PD]
Ginger Coons (University of Toronto, Canada)
Matt Ratto (University of Toronto, Canada)
Margaret Lam (University of Toronto, Canada)
Bob Ree (University of Toronto, Canada)
Drawing on research recently completed at the Critical Making Lab in University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information, this panel will explore the complex relationships between the way we speak about our engagement of technology for the purposes of making and learning and the way we speak about those experiences. Three contexts in particular will be explored: the making of colour standards, self-directed learners in the domain of music, and the world of 3D-printing. Across these three studies, the experience of making itself, and the narrative that’s generated around the experience tell very different stories, and offer a rich site for analysis and reflection.  

2:00-5:00 pm
Orozco Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th St., 7th floor

Learning with Mobile x Printed Media Day 1 of 2 [DF; W]
Federico Casalegno (MIT)
Orkan Telhan (UPenn, School of Design)
This workshop explores alternative models of learning using mobile media and paper-based interfaces that are augmented with computational and electronic capabilities. It intends to span new research investigations in critical cartography, citizen science, and civic media practices. Participants will be able to have hands on experience with mobile phones and paper-based media and be supported to think towards critical applications that can augment learning experiences using alternative forms of video and low-cost, massively-deployable interfaces. The workshop will use a custom mobile video sharing platform designed by MIT Mobile Experience Laboratory and will work with printed interactive media designed at the Emerging Design Practices Laboratory of University of Pennsylvania. The workshop sessions will be organized around different topics and will be facilitated as design charrettes with ideation, application development, prototyping, and presentation meetings. No prior technical skills will be required to participate in the workshop.
Workshops require additional registration at no extra cost.  Please visit HERE to register.

4:15-5:30 pm
Hirshon Suite, 55 West 13th St., 2nd floor 

MedienBildungsRaum: Media - Art - Space = Open Experimental Living Space [DIYU; W]
Torsten Meyer (University of Cologne, Germany)
Konstanze Schuetze (University of Cologne, Germany)
Our laboratory at University of Cologne has grown from a regular classroom to a multi purpose learning space - MedienBildungsRaum (mbr). Dealing with concepts of multi-purpose learning environments and theories on learning spaces and knowledge building, physical and virtual space are equally important for present and future learning processes. We seek to prepare flexible core concepts for adjustable spaces of new learning culture and develop patterns for different settings of learning and knowledge building activities based on Christopher Alexander’s Pattern–Language (1977), finding solutions for their representation in our particular room. It is vital for Bildung* to allow technology and architecture to be unnoticed and extraordinarily flexible to the changing demands of learning. Adjustable, agile, corrigible installations, furniture and portable technology define distinct but temporary zones of action and enable diversifiable settings for learning. There will be a general introduction to learning spaces and Christopher Alexander’s pattern language with examples, and participants will then develop patterns for learning. The result of this workshop will be a collaboratively designed pattern-based learning I media I space.
Workshops require additional registration at no extra cost.  Please visit HERE to register. 

4:30-7:30 pm
Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th St., room 510

Teaching with Video Workshop: Featuring MediaThread [DF; W]
Jonah Bossewitch (Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning)
Michael Preston (Dept. of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Readiness, Columbia University)
Mark Phillipson (Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning)
In this workshop we will review the basic principles, advantages, and pitfalls of teaching with video.  The session will feature MediaThread, a web-based multimedia annotation and composition platform developed at Columbia University to support critical scholarship based on multimedia sources. Participants in this workshop will learn how they can use MediaThread or similar annotation tools to deepen analysis of rich media, such as streaming video from various sources on the web.  Various curricular models and strategies for the effective use of tools like MediaThread in the classroom and beyond will be explored. Participants will build multimedia compositions based on videos we collectively annotate and analyze, and share results.
Workshops require additional registration at no extra cost.  Please visit HERE to register. 

5:00-8:00 pm
Wolff Conference Room, 6 East 16th St., room 1103

Creating with Scratch! [DF; W]
Evelyn Eastmond (RISD, MIT)
In this workshop, we'll learn to create, collaborate, remix and play with the popular visual programming platform Scratch.  Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to use your computer to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations with the world on the web.  Using a visual grammar, creating projects with Scratch is like tinkering with Legos, and the possibilities are endless! We will learn how to use the software to make our own creations and share our experiences with other workshop participants. No prior programming experience is necessary, beginners are encouraged to participate!  Laptop required.  Visit to find out more.
Workshops require additional registration at no extra cost.  Please visit HERE to register.

8:00-10:00 pm
Alvin Johnson, J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th St., room 510

Book Sprints and Booki [DIYU; W]
Adam Thomas (FLOSS Manuals)
Cara Bell-Jones (FLOSS Manuals)
This is a workshop designed to introduce the participants to Book Sprints and the Social Book Production environment, Booki. The workshop will cover the Booki production process, export tools, and the social features which are integrated into the workflow of Booki. Participants will be encouraged to create an account and improve existing books on Booki and Book Sprints during the workshop and assistance will be provided as necessary on an individual basis. The workshop will then turn to discussion of case studies in particular the use of Booki by FLOSS Manuals to produce educational materials, and the use of Booki by educators that have involved their students in the process of creating books together either as textbooks or as works for assessment. Particular emphasis will be placed on discussing Book Sprints – the methodology for creating books in 2-5 days and the lessons learned and mistakes made developing this methodology.
Workshops require additional registration at no extra cost.  Please visit HERE to register.
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