January 23, 2022

Video Recording of NMC Online Event on Learning Spaces Now Available

A video recording of the New Media Consortium’s (NMC) Beyond the Horizon :: Learning Spaces online event was made available on YouTube earlier today. It was recorded on July 13th, 2016.


New forms of teaching and learning require educational institutions to rethink how physical space is configured. Both formal and informal educational settings are increasingly designed to support more collaborative and project-based interactions with attention to greater mobility, flexibility, and multiple device usage.

In this one-hour online event, representatives from five organizations featured in the NMC Horizon Report: 2016 Higher Education Edition will share insights behind their innovative learning space designs and explore how this trend is fostering more active learning environments.

Panelists/Bios (via NMC)

Phillip Long (University of Texas, Austin)
Phil is a Professor Innovation and Educational Technology, founding Director of the Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology at the University of Queensland, and a Visiting Researcher at the Center for Educational Computing Initiatives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a lapsed biologist cum learning technologist focused on emerging technologies and learning spaces, physical and virtual.

Phillip Conrad (Purdue University)
Phil Conrad is the Director of Technology and Technical Operations for Engineering Professional Education at Purdue University where he, and his team, is responsible for the technical production and online delivery of approximately 40 graduate-level courses each semester. He works with faculty from twelve different departments to provide a quality experience to the distance students enrolled in the online courses.

Colleen Countryman (North Carolina State University)
Colleen Countryman is a Teaching Assistant Professor of Physics at North Carolina State University. She recently acquired her Ph.D. from NC State in 2015, specializing in Physics Education Research under the guidance of Robert Beichner and Michael Paesler. She has researched the impact of various educational technologies, including smartphones in physics labs, YouTube videos as resources to bridge math and physics classes, and online reading quizzes to promote preparation for class. She received an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Virginia Tech, and her B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.

Jon Dorbolo (Oregon State University)
Jon is Associate Director of Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) and philosophy instructor at Oregon State University (OSU), received his doctorate in Philosophy at University of Oregon in 1987, created a web-based philosophy course in 1994, received the 2013 Catalyst Exemplary Course award, the 1996 Multi-Media Educator of the Year award, the 2013 Top 50 Innovators in Education honor by the Center for Digital Education, and faculty awards at OSU, is past President of the International Association of Computing and Philosophy, Principal Investigator of “The Geometry of Learning,” and writes the weekly “Dr. Tech” column for The Daily Barometer.

Carl Grant (University of Oklahoma)
Carl Grant is the Chief Technology Officer and Associate University Librarian for Knowledge Services at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. Previously he was at Virginia Tech Libraries and prior to that was the Chief Librarian and President of Ex Libris North America. Mr. Grant has held senior executive positions in a number of library-automation companies. He has been responsible for the installation of dozens of institutional repositories in Higher Education institutions across North America and Australia. His commitment to libraries, librarianship, and industry standards is well known via his participation in the American Library Association (ALA) and ACRL, LITA; and on the board of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), where he held offices as board member, treasurer, and chair. In recognition of his contribution to the library industry, Library Journal has named Mr. Grant an industry notable. Mr. Grant holds a master’s degree in library science from the University of Missouri at Columbia.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.