Earlier this week I attended an ICEM (International Council for Educational Multimedia) board meeting in Vienna. ICEM has a long history, going back over 60 years, starting with a focus on film, through to today’s rich multimedia offerings. ICEM as an organisation hosts an annual conference, this year it is in Singapore at the beginning of October, there are some great keynotes lined up and also some interesting parallel themes. In addition, ICEM has a journal associated with it, Educational Multimedia International, I can thoroughly recommend it as a publication outlet. Pambo Vrasidas, the editor, always provides timely and critical feedback, as do the reviewers.
At the meeting we discussed a number of things, including looking at the new website, which will be launched soon, as well as more clearly articulating what are the benefits of being a member of ICEM. For me an interesting focus for ICEM is that it brings academics and multimedia producers together, something that other professional bodies in the field don’t do. So if you haven’t come across ICEM before, I can recommend taking a look and finding out more about what we do.