USC faculty, staff, and students can take advantage of USC's institutional memberships in professional organizations dedicated to teaching and learning with technology.
New Media Consortium
The New Media Consortium (NMC) is an international nonprofit consortium of learning-focused organizations dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies. USC is an institutional member of NMC, with Holly Willis, director of the Institute for Multimedia Literacy, serving on the NMC Board, and Ashish Soni, senior lecturer in the Information Technology Program, at the Viterbi School of Engineering, and Otto Khera, director of CST, serving as USC's NMC co-directors.
The NMC identifies areas of potential impact in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Each year, the NMC together with the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative publish the Horizon Report which charts the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning, and creative expression. In 2009, Susan Metros, associate vice provost for Technology-Enhanced Learning, chaired the Horizon Report Project Advisory Board.
The 2010 annual NMC conference, co-sponsored by Technology-Enhanced Learning and the Institute of Multimedia Literacy, will be held June 9-12, 2010, in Anaheim. If you are interested in making a presentation at this conference, please send an email to Otto Khera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional conference information, go to 2010 NMC Conference.
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. Programs include professional development activities, applied research, strategic policy advocacy, teaching and learning initiatives, online information services, print and electronic publications, special interest collaborative communities, and awards for leadership and innovation.
The annual EDUCAUSE Conference draws attendees from across the United States and around the world. Conference participants come from all professional levels and represent a range of institutions. A variety of resources and activities are available from EDUCAUSE member organizations.
Consortium of College and University Media Centers
The Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) provides member institutions' media support centers with leadership and a forum for information exchange. The CCUMC has over 750 members that represent all sizes of institutions of higher education and companies that provide related products.
Internet2 is the foremost U.S. advanced networking consortium. Led by the research and education community since 1996, Internet2 has provided both leading-edge network capabilities and unique partnership opportunities that together facilitate the development, deployment and use of revolutionary Internet technologies.
By bringing research and academia together with technology leaders from industry, government and the international community, Internet2 promotes collaboration and innovation that continues to have a significant impact on the future of the Internet. Internet2 members leverage the Internet2 high-performance network and worldwide partnerships to support and enhance their educational and research missions.
Association of Pacific Rim Universities
The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is a consortium of 42 leading research universities in the Pacific Rim. The consortium aims to foster education, research, and enterprise by contributing to the economic, scientific, and cultural advancement of the Pacific Rim.