NMC Symposium to be held in Second Life

NMC Symposium on the Evolution of Communication, a special 2-day, live online event to be held December 4-5, 2007 in the virtual world of Second Life,

See http://www.nmc.org/2007-fall-virtual-symposium for full details.

About the Symposium
The Symposium on the Evolution of Communication will explore the premise that technology has not only mediated communication in countless ways, but that the very ways we communicate—and even the ways we talk and think about communication—are changing as a result.

The Symposium will be conducted entirely online in the virtual world of Second Life. Sessions, which will be conducted live, can incorporate a variety of visuals and rich media, and are generally about 45 minutes in length, with about one-third to one-half that time devoted to dialog with participants using in-world voice chat.

This event is the tenth in the ongoing series of specially focused online gatherings that explore new ideas and issues related to technology and learning. The NMC Series of Virtual Symposia (formerly the NMC Series of Online Conferences) is itself an exploration of emerging forms of collaboration and tools. This particular symposium incorporates the theme of new scholarship with the release of Social Networking, the “Third Place,” and the Evolution of Communication and the dialog that we hope will arise around it (see http://www.nmc.org/evolution-communication to read and comment on the text).

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