Samantha Becker


Samantha Adams Becker, Senior Director of Communications for the New Media Consortium, is the Director of the NMC Horizon Project and lead writer and researcher for the NMC Horizon Report series, which analyzes emerging technology uptake in various education sectors across the globe. She has an expertise in digital communications, with a special interest in e-publishing, social media, and online learning. In 2013, she taught the first online course ever to exclusively take place in Facebook, which was geared towards training education professionals to integrate social media into their teaching practices. Previous to the NMC, Samantha facilitated the digitization of books and periodicals for several of the world’s largest publishers and was the managing editor of a lifestyle magazine.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • 7 Things You Should Know About Affective Computing
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports
    • Contributor

    The term affective computing refers to IT systems and devices designed to discern human emotions, respond to the user on the basis of what they perceive, and, in some cases, represent human emotion to users.

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