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Submitted by Rebecca Beeson on Thu, 2015-08-20 09:41


Here at the Edlab, there is an intersection of worlds that come together; education, technology, libraries, and much more. I wanted to know what the eclectic population of minds here thought about this article from the Atlantic about Chelsea Manning and prohibited reading material in prison. In terms of what should and should not be allowed as reading material in the library, prison repositories definitely have a different protocol for collections.

Submitted by Bismark Appiah on Mon, 2015-08-17 19:19

The Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria has destroyed so many lives. Students have been restricted from attending schools and citizens have been forced to flee their homes because they are not safe. According to this piece, students displaced by Boko Haram have been denied access to education by the federal government. Government schools have rejected them because they lack the necessary documents for admission. Many students have no school to attend or a job.

Submitted by Kafoumba Doumbia on Sun, 2015-08-16 22:18

About 7 in 10 recent college graduates carry student debt. The average graduate owes close to $30,000. Technology might have a transformative impact to help parents and student can do something about the loans. The problem from K-12 all the way to graduate school is that every year, things cost more, but student performance remains stagnant and some even become worse. One way to fix this problem is to take online courses.

Submitted by Ahmed Bagigah on Thu, 2015-08-13 01:23

A recent report by Sallie Mae highlights how American families are paying for higher education. College expense went up by about 16% this year, making it the highest rise in education expense in five years. However, the most shocking headline is that although expenses of higher education are increasing, only 16% of students actually borrow money. Family income makes up 32% , grants and scholarships makes up 30% and 11% of students pay their own tuition.

Submitted by Patrick Williamson on Wed, 2015-08-12 11:36

Really interesting video on the way that our brain is constantly playing tricks on us. Humans are so peculiar because we use these brain tricks in order to survive on a daily basis, but they also have the power to influence our perception of reality without us even knowing it.

For more interesting videos about the way our bodies work (false hearing, sight tricks, etc.) check out the YouTube page AsapSCIENCE!

Submitted by Christopher Gu on Mon, 2015-08-10 17:25

Google just announced a major restructuring of its operations. The company will now be part of a larger organization, Alphabet, with Larry Page serving as CEO and Sergey Brin, as President. It will certainly be interesting to track the new products and services that will be developed and added to this ever-expanding portfolio.

Submitted by Evans Frimpong on Mon, 2015-08-10 00:47

There is always a need for innovation. The current school curriculum places a lot of focus on STEM. The attention on STEM is an effort to train the next generation of workers needed to fill up the availability of skilled jobs. As a result of the STEM emphasis, many schools are ignoring and cutting funds for art programs. Learning how color and light corresponds, knowing self expression through writing, sitting in cultural studies and critical thinking classes add to the creativity of a student.

Submitted by Zhou Zhou on Thu, 2015-08-06 21:22

I have spent a day to implement the Trends page for the library website (the old page is http://library.tc.columbia.edu/trends.php) which is really outdated (some data are for 2006-2007). It's very interesting to look at those stats but I think it's important to get the stats up-to-date. Right now you can preview the Trends page on the development server:


Submitted by Frank Obeng on Wed, 2015-08-05 19:33

The success of a child at school begins with parentinvolvement. Mayor de Blasio’s administration is training outreach workers to visit parents of children who attend low performing schools in New York City. This program will go a long way to teach parents how to best help their children in order for them to succeed in school.

Submitted by Marcina Zaccaria on Wed, 2015-08-05 14:47

I think a lot about actors and acting, and I like that in this Modernism Lab, Pericles Lewis says, while discussing reality and illusion, that “the ‘real’ actors are specialists in achieving illusion, and the characters claim with some justification to be more ‘real’ than reality.”