#TinyBookTuesday Something Wanted

Submitted by Alexandra Lederman on Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:02pm.
Alexandra Lederman's picture

Happy #TinyBookTuesday! Something Wanted from the London Edition. This little book was published in 1812, "Boston: Mass. Sabbath School Society, Depository No. 13 Cornhill."


Canada Loves the Poop Emoji

Submitted by Luke Malone on Tue, 04/28/2015 - 1:40pm.
Luke Malone's picture

..and so do I.

Article of the Year.


TechHire: Launching Jobs In STEM

Submitted by Evans Frimpong on Sun, 04/26/2015 - 9:54pm.
guest picture

President Obama has been outspoken on the importance of technology to America’s future. Advancement in technology opens many employment opportunities. How do we prepare qualified workers for STEM? President Obama is taking the lead by launching TechHire, an initiative to educate and train people without technical skills to fill up urgent positions in cyber security and software development. President Obama hopes TechHire will have a particularly positive impact on middle class college graduates.


Lecture Notes: The Future of Global Coverage and Audience Engagement

Submitted by Brian Sweeting on Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:38am.
Brian Sweeting's picture

Tonight George and I went to the Columbia Journalism School for the The Hearst Digital Media Lecture: The Future of Global Coverage and Audience Engagement.

Kevin Delaney, the Editor of Quartz, spoke with Lydia Polgreen, the New York Times Deputy International Editor, about writing stories for a global audience.

A few takeaways:

In a discussion about mobile optimization, Kevin shared Quartz's international comparison of time spent on mobile versus desktop. It's interesting that readers in Nigeria, Kenya, and Thailand all spend significantly more time on mobile compared to the US, Canada, and South Korea. Lydia noted that in some countries there is an entire generation that won't have had the desktop experience—only mobile.

Also, I appreciate that Quartz's style guide discourages the use of abroad and foreign. Stories that still overuse these words always remind me of the Slate series, If It Happened There, "in which American events are described using the tropes and tone normally employed by the American media to describe events in other countries."

The entire lecture has been made available by the Columbia Journalism School:


Reimagining Prisoner Education

Submitted by Frank Obeng on Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:16am.
Frank Obeng's picture

In this op-ed from the NY Times, the author, an inmate at Attica State Prison, makes his case for why educating prisoners is more important than ever. He argues that educating prisoners is the best form of rehabilitation but yet only few prisoners receive that privilege. He states that moocs can play a central role in reimagining prison education. It will be less expensive and will offer a plethora of courses to


ET4Online - Learning Theater share out

Submitted by Brian Hughes on Thu, 04/23/2015 - 6:47pm.
Brian Hughes's picture

We had a nice group for our session today – 12 attendees in all (almost enough participants to continue our Learning Theater Design Event tradition!) whom Hui Soo craftily divided into three groups of four for our group work component.

Gary began the presentation with an overview of our goals for the learning theater with an emphasis of "mapping" digital learning back into physical space. Hui Soo prompted participants to imagine ambitious ways to use the theater, and I discussed our current design strategy for all audio/visual components.

Participants raised some great questions about how we planned to facilitate use of such a robust (e.g., complex and flexible!) space... they echoed our design concerns about the pedagogical value of technology, but they responded positively to the idea of using the space in experimental and audacious ways.

Hui Soo and Gary and headed back, and I am finishing up the day here and heading back in the morning.


#TBT The Cooking Laboratory!

Submitted by Alexandra Lederman on Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:01pm.
Alexandra Lederman's picture

#TBT to the TC Cooking Laboratory preparing for the World's Fair Preserves Exhibit in Paris, France. The photograph was taken by Hal Coates, circa 1900, courtesy of PocketKnowledge.


ET4Online Day 2

Submitted by Hui Soo Chae on Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:34am.
Hui Soo Chae's picture

Dr. Brian Hughes has finally arrived.

We are hard at work preparing for our afternoon interactive session.

Wish us luck.


Is Handwriting Becoming Extinct?

Submitted by Malik Muftau on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:41pm.
Malik Muftau's picture

In a previous blog post, I highlighted how the art of handwriting is almost becoming outmoded. The speed with which technology has made our lives easier means some things are slowly becoming irrelevant. Handwriting used to be a very effective art but according to several studies, it is slowly becoming extinct. The vialogue below highlights a discussion on what might be the reason for the extinction of handwriting.


Learning Glass

Submitted by Pranav Garg on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 9:19pm.
Pranav Garg's picture

Found this interesting piece of news about Learning Glass.

XML feed