The Jewish Theological Seminary www.jtsa.edu (JTS) and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) announced a three-year pilot project to have CCNMTL support JTS faculty in the purposeful use of technology and new media in teaching and learning.
As part of the agreement, CCNMTL will open a satellite office on the JTS campus staffed by a JTS-funded full-time educational technologist. The recruitment for this position has begun and focuses on candidates that have familiarity with Jewish Studies and Judaism. CCNMTL will promote educational technologies at JTS by raising awareness and fostering a culture of use. The range of services provided will be similar to those currently offered to faculty at Columbia University.
An initial discovery period will allow the two organizations to learn from each other and to effectively promote the technical and pedagogical possibilities of the partnership. The prospects include bridging other Columbia resources and staff to create new synergies between the two organizations.