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the wicked problem of networking education.
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by Bob Bradley and by Doug Edmunds and Paul Jones with the Univeristy of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) in 2006, the Digital Media Sandbox
Consortium (DMSC) launched the annual DMSC Governor's Challenge Digital Media
Tournament the following year. Often referred to as the "NCAA of engaged scholarship," the
Governors Challenge blends the intercollegiate sports model of tiered
regional competition with the peer review model of the Academy Awards. The
peer review model provides reciprocal value to both judges and tournament
contestants and can be implemented by participants in courses or
independently for improving skills and media assets for portfolios.
showcases a unique "sandbox" model of collaborative competition
while providing the DMSC leadership with opportunities for valuable
statistical analysis on judge and participant data. Although manifested in
production of digital media, the data reflects skill levels developed in
diverse fields of study and skill sets culminated in a common media set,
which has become the standard by which business and academia communicate.
Participating universities are able to contribute to the assimilation of Web‐based digital media libraries as well as hone the
digital media production skills of their faculty, staff and student bodies.
These collections remain public libraries available online to the general
public. Individuals take away media portfolios that demonstrate capacity, as
well as national recognition for their work.
1.0 --Spring 2007 State: 5 categories,
1 state, 6 institutions, 25 assets, (12 judges)
In 2007, version
1.0 of the tournament reached state-wide participation and was judged by
Nashville NPR station.
2.0 --Spring 2008 Regional: 6 categories, 3
states, 7 inst., 28 assets, (110 judges, 6 countries)
2008 brought 2.0
and the tournament's competitors included student, staff and faculty
representing seven schools and universities in Tennessee, Virginia and North
3.0 --Spring 2009: National: 6 categories, 7 states,
15 inst., 52 assets (60 judges, 4 countries)
tournament boasted the volunteer participation of over 100 professionals,
faculty, staff and student judges representing six countries in a peer review
model of engaged scholarship. Direct and indirect partner donations and
support over the three year period have topped $270,000.00 and have funded
administration, marketing and prizes for year 1’s state tournament, year 2’s
regional tournament and year 3’s national tournament.
4.0: Spring 2010 Intramural Prototype I: University of Virginia with Atlantic
Coast Conference support.
5.0: Spring 2011 Intrumural Prototype II: University of Virginia
with ACC support
The DMSC GovChal 2011 is recruiting higher
education faculty and students to participate in the “DMSC Governors
Challenge “Virtual Institute Spring 2011”:
1. Enter media in the GovChal (Three
networks described in links to left; also, we accept audio and video entries
for six total from each institution)
2. Take our pre-survey below and register
as participants in the Virtual Institute and judges for the GovChal; judges
can be students, faculty or professionals and will score media based on
rating instrument during our Virtual Institute
3. Assist with analytics and scoring of
SPONSORSHIP: Sponsors of the DMSC Governors Challenge have
included Tennessee State University (founding institution), University of
Memphis, East Tennessee State University, University of North Carolina
(Chapel Hill), University of Tennessee at Martin, University of Virginia,
University of Georgia, Louisiana State University, Tennessee Campus Compact
(TNCC), the FedEx Institute, Apple Inc., echomusic, Microsoft, Targus, Cisco
back and enjoy our three-year harvest of innovation, creativity and
2007 first year winners and contest submissions
for GovChal 3.0 archived at East
Tennessee State University iTunesU site: Click here.
2008 winners and contest submissions
archived at UT Martin
iTunesU site: click here
2009 winners posted on Tennessee Campus Compact Website:
Digital Media Sandbox Consortium Governors