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EdLab is a research, design, and development unit at Teachers College, Columbia University. EdLab envisions and pilots knowledge projects for a fundamentally different education sector that is attuned to the emerging post-industrial, information-based world. more >>
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EdLab designed and developed an innovative digital archive driven by user participation. The PocketKnowledge project began in 2005 with the growing need for a digital repository to store historical works from the Teachers College community, ranging from faculty publications to student dissertations.
In anticipation of Barack Obama's inauguration in January 2009, Jazz at Lincoln Center organized a series of concerts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The occasion allowed former US Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor and jazz musician Wynton Marsalis to talk about two of their favorite topics: jazz and democracy. The result was a series of short videos produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center on jazz and its many connections to democracy.
The mPress project will create a publishing application integrated within the mSchool framework by building on the work of the Pressible project. Key goals of the project will be to optimize a version of Pressible for a variety of uses within the mSchool learning environment and to integrate user management and analytics within the overall mSchool user management system. Visit the current version of Pressible to learn more about it's unique features and content.
Submitted by Gary Natriello on Sat, 2016-12-10 14:26

Another emerging wicked problem that will require new constellations of individuals and organizations to address is the challenge posed by automation of increasing numbers of jobs previously performed by people.

This is highlighted in an acount of robotization in the fast food industry and the nomination of a leading advocate of displacing people in such jobs to become secretary of labor.