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The Sandbox Network nurtures innovation and implementation through a convergence of academic technology, engaged scholarship and social entrepreneurship.

Welcome to the Digital Media Sandbox Consortium (DMSC), a growing collaboration of individuals, institutions, communities, networks and initiatives! DMSC aims to enhance primary, secondary, higher education and corporate facilities by promoting the adoption of “Engaged Technology,” the integration of scholarship of engagement/service learning principles with multi-media technological innovation.


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What’s new in DMSC:


With the help of TN Campus Compact, and TedxNashville, DMSC is currently planning a TedxYouth@GreaterNashville on Nov. 19th, 2011   at this site. This event, Impact 2, is modeled after the popular TED: Ideas worth spreading format, is a locally organized event that provides Nashvillians of all ages with the opportunity to explore wide-ranging topics and ideas and share their findings with a larger community.


For more information on participating affiliates, please browse our partners and affiliates page.


DMSC Governors Challenge Fall 2011:


We are currently looking for judges and participants in our national, NCAA-like model collaborative competition, called the Governor’s Challenge (Thanks to the Governor’s Office of TN).


A Serious Game for the Wicked Problem of Networking Education. If we can grow championship athletes, we can grow championship scholars!


Contact for information.




Digital Media Sandbox Consortium



Ř     Tennessee Campus Compact

Ř     East Tennessee State University

Ř     University of Tennessee (Martin)

Ř     University of Virginia

Ř     Virginia Tech

Ř     University of Memphis/FedEx Institute