NUI Galway is now a member of the New Media Consortium, the first in Ireland and one of only a few in Europe. We look forward to participating in events and in fully utilising the NMC Campus in Second Life. The contact point locally is CELT, for anyone who wants further information. Some basic info from the NMC website:
"The New Media Consortium (NMC) is an international 501(c)3 not-for-profit consortium of over 260 learning-focused organizations dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies.The consortium serves as a catalyst for the development of new applications of technology to support learning and creative expression, and sponsors programs and activities designed to stimulate innovation, encourage collaboration, and recognize excellence among its member institutions. "
Second Life Campus
Over the past two and one-half years, the NMC Campus project has grown to be the largest educational project in any virtual world, one that involves hundreds of institutions and over 7,500 educators and students working and learning in the virtual world of Second Life.