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UW-Madison receives academic technology excellence award

July 25, 2007

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been named as a 2007 Center of Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by the national New Media Consortium (NMC). The award recognizes UW–Madison’s demonstrated excellence and outstanding achievement in the application of technology to learning or creative expression.

NMC cited UW–Madison’s "systemic and comprehensive approaches to faculty support" and lauded the work and collaboration of media centers across the campus. These include the Digital Media Center and other groups that support podcasting and the use of games and simulations for learning, the Community of Educational Technology Support (ComETS), and the Engage program in DoIT Academic Technology.

"This award reflects UW–Madison’s position as a leader in digital media and its use in instruction and research," says Catherine Stephens, a member of the university’s Community of Educational Technology Support (ComETS).

The non-profit New Media Consortium was founded in 1993, with UW–Madison as a charter member. NMC collaborates with colleges, museums, and other institutions worldwide.

A short video highlights some of the technologies that support teaching and learning at UW–Madison.

The Digital Media Center coordinates campus membership in the NMC. For information about participating, contact Alan Wolf at