Welcome! 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. Learn more about work opportunities at EdLab below, or browse our website to learn more about our work.What does EdLab do?
Combining the intellectual rigor and freedom of higher education with a results-orientated approach to problems, the EdLab takes on some of the toughest problems facing the education sector.
What has EdLab done in the past?
Working with internal clients at the college, and external clients like HBO, the Lab takes on challenging projects that make an impact. For a full description of our past work, please see our Projects page.
06.24.12 The American Association of School Librarians designates EdLab's Vialogues.com as one of the 25 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning.
07.01.11 EdLab is partnering with the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation to create and support a middle and high school history of rock and roll curriculum. Interdisciplinary in nature, the curriculum aims to extend the study of music to disciplinary areas beyond the embattled music departments of our national schools.
01.01.11 EdLab is working with the Social Studies Program at Teachers College to support a curriculum funded by YoungArts on HBO's Masterclass series on world-class artists mentoring high school students.
10.01.10 EdLab is partnering with the National Center for Disaster Preparedness on the development of online courses for mid-level managers in the field.
09.30.10 EdLab hosted a Design Event on developing the global infrastructure for adaptive technologies in the education sector.
10.01.09 EdLab is working with the Social Studies Program at Teachers College with funding from the Peterson Foundation to develop online and print materials to support a curriculum on fiscal responsibility.
09.01.09 EdLab is partnering with Jazz at Lincoln Center to develop online resources to support a curriculum in democracy and jazz.
11.18.08 EdLab receives a multi-year grant from the Hewlett Foundation to build adaptive learning tools.
03.05.08 EdLab receives a grant to develop learning tools as part of the HBO Watch It and Learn program.
What is EdLab doing in the future?
The agenda of the Lab unfolds as projects and partnerships take shape. External clients come to the lab through the Collaborative Solutions Group, while projects also emerge collaboratively from Lab workgroups and the mix of creative individuals who work at the Lab.
EdLab is looking for people who are interested in doing the hard work of transforming the education sector. We want creative individuals who like working collaboratively, but who also have strong interests of their own and aren’t afraid of proposing and managing their own projects.
Who works at the EdLab?
The EdLab is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds and skills. Bringing together researchers, designers, publishers, consultants, producers and programmers, we have a strong, flexible team that is uniquely positioned to take on the problems facing the education sector. For more information about the individuals on our team, please see our People page.
What should I do next?
If you think you are ready to take on the challenges confronting the education sector, please contact email@example.com. Attach your resume, describe a match between your background and Lab postions and projects that interest you, and someone will contact you.Full Time Positions: Click for detailed information.
Associate Product Manager Product Managers have expertise in all stages of the product development cycle. The incumbent will be expected to work on teams of educators, researchers, and engineers to help define and complete projects that serve Edlab's clients, with a specific focus on product outreach. The product manager will participate in defining vision and strategy and guide projects to successful launch.
Chief Software Architect The Chief Software Architect is responsible for the architectural approaches to software design used on all projects and for maintaining processes of technical staff recruiting, training, standard setting, and governance to achieve a coherent technology strategy across the organization.
Director of Administrative Services The Director of Administrative Services will be expected to maintain business systems and processes and provide leadership in the introduction of new systems and technologies to enhance efficiency and improve overall operations.
Innovation Fellow Designed as an intensive one year experience, Innovation Fellows propose, design, and implement new knowledge services and products for the College community and beyond.
Lead Library Experience Specialist The Learning Experience Specialist will design, develop, and maintain technologies in library learning spaces, including physical spaces (e.g., classrooms, group rooms, workstations, learner spaces, and event spaces) and virtual spaces (e.g., course platforms, digital archives, online publishing environments).
Learning Applications/Systems Researcher Researchers bring skills in quantitative analysis in online environments, including methods such as live experiments, web server log analysis or remote monitoring and benchmarking. This research will be focused on improving the user experience of existing and new products.
Software Engineer Software Engineers bring educational and technology expertise and experience to design and deliver new educational software applications. The incumbent will work with a small group of educators and technologists on all phases of the development cycle, including design, specification, development, testing, and delivery.
Solutions Architect Solutions Architects bring educational and technology expertise and experience together with client-focused consulting skills to design and deliver new educational software applications.
User Interaction Engineer User Interaction Engineers have expertise in user interface and interaction design and implementation. The incumbent will be expected to work on teams of educators and engineers to help define and complete projects that serve EdLab's clients, with a specific focus on defining the user experience of our products.Hourly Positions: Click for detailed information.
Content Creation and Publishing Content creation and publishing team members are involved in writing and editing articles on the transformation of the education sector and curating related materials.
Services Associates Services Associates help learning communities (including the Teachers College community) become familiar with EdLab tools and a range of library/information services. As part of the Services team at the Gottesman Libraries, they provide customer service and feel comfortable offering assistance to adult learners and researchers.
Front End Web Designer Front End Designers work with teams of educators, graphic designers and engineers to help define and complete projects with a specific focus on defining user experience.
Multimedia Associate Producers and designers work with other EdLab staff to create video and multimedia (software: Final Cut Studio, Photoshop/Illustrator/After Effects, Flash). Producers develop content, where opportunities include scriptwriting, production, editing, publishing, and outreach. Designers work across exhibitions and software development projects.
Research and Analysis Research and analysis team members work on a variety of research efforts to examine EdLab and Gottesman Libraries products and services.
Software Developers Developers lead and support the design and development of software technology projects (e.g., adaptive instructional tools, online interactive applications, games, intelligent tutoring system) with an emphasis on web-based applications.Other Opportunities: Click for detailed information.
The purpose of the EdLab Scholars Program is to offer individuals with advanced experience in the field of education (or related fields) the opportunity to do advanced production work.
Internship Opportunities and the Summer Internship Program The purpose of internships are to give individuals of any age the opportunity to do production and research in the field of education.
See a project-oriented list of Collaboration Opportunities