EdLab Seminar: Marni Baker Stein on Social Engagement in Online Courses (01.16.2013)

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 1:07pm.
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Learn more about today's seminar here and add your thoughts to the vialogue embedded below!

 

Infographic: The Future of Libraries

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 2:22pm.
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Is anything amiss or missing in this infographic? Does this change for academic libraries? If so, why? If not, why not? Is the real future of the library self-curated content from the cloud?

The Future of Libraries

Image source: Open-Site.org

 

Join Me for an Inkling Event @ Jazz at Lincoln Center 02.11.13

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 10:46am.
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Inkling has been an innovative player in the eTextbook and publishing movement for a number of years. The ePublishing platform, who is a sponsor of the upcoming O'Reilly conference, Tools of Change, is hosting a free "Unbound" launch event on Monday, February 11th at Jazz at Lincoln Center from 5:30-7:30. The launch event is described as follows on the evite, "Please be our guest at Jazz at Lincoln Center on February 11th to celebrate a special moment in the history of publishing." Intriguing for sure! Also, the event should be a great opportunity to gather contacts and leads to support our work at EdLab.

 

Infographic: Top EdTech Trends of 2013

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 2:28pm.
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Are these really the top educational technology trends for 2013? What is missing? What would you remove? I was surprised and glad to see 3D printers make the cut... and sad that SMS messages re: school "emergencies" made the list...as school shootings continue to be an all too real reality.

Major Ed-Tech Trends for 2013

Source: OnlineColleges.net

 

Twitter to add Video via Vine?

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:33am.
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In news that sounds like the "cheezeburger lolcats"... Twitter's whale now asks, "I can haz videos?" Mashable.com announced (in this blog post) that Twitter will most likely add the capability to share 6 second video clips via the Vine platform.

Do you feel this potential new capability adds value to the microblogging platform? Why or why not? What might this mean for our video discussion platform, Vialogues? Would you have picked a steak tartare tutorial as your first video tweet? What would be your first choice?

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#NLTLaunch

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 4:28pm.
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Hi Team EdLab! Please feel-free to tweet before, during and after tomorrow's NLT launch party (see invite below)! Please be sure to use #NLTLaunch because all tweets with this # will be displayed on our epic screen from the 2nd floor... on the 5th! Aimee and Daniel are working on a special display for this screen that will feature live updates of any tweets with this #... see my sample tweet below!

 

SimCityEDU and Glass Lab

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 10:32am.
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For anyone who has ever played SimCity or any game in the massive Sims universe, you know that interacting with and building your own "world" is addictive. It is just this premise that underlies a new initiative, SimCityEDU that aims to harness the addictive power of virtual city-building to teach STEM subjects.

Slated to be released this March as a partnership between Electronic Arts (EA), , The ESA and Glass Lab (An Institute of Play initiative - see their EdLab Seminar here), only time will tell if town building can help build STEM fundamentals and interest.

 

Infographic: China vs. US EdTech

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 2:42pm.
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Are you surprised by any of these comparisons? Does anything seem a bit off? Do you feel that the right factors and variables were measured?

China vs. The U.S.: Meeting Students’ Technology Needs

Note: Braintrack.com created this infographic.

 

Lynda.com... $100M+ Richer, But Will They be 100% Better?

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 6:30pm.
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What do you think of the news that Lynda.com successfully raised an initial round of $103 million? What will they do with this money? Are MOOCs in their future? Have you ever taken one of their courses? If so, what was your experience? I actually learned of the platform from our own Daniel Um, who suggested this course to me on creating infographics and visualizations.

If you were Lynda.com, what would you spend the money on? Finally, is this the final sign that we are in the midst of an online learning bubble?

 

Update! Meetup Tonight @ Knewton: "I Like it When you Call me 'Big Data'"

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 3:18pm.
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Hi everyone! I know a small horde of EdLabbers are already set to attend NYEdtech's Meetup (#EdTechNYC) tonight at Knewton's office! However, for those of you who were not able to RSVP in time... they might have to even turn-away confirmed attendees due to the high demand! In addition to live tweets under the #edlabrepresents hash... check-out the group's Livestream of the event here. (can you find me in the pic on the main page?!)

Here is a run-down of the event from the NYEdtech's Meetup Page:

Education may be a little late to the big data party, but with so many collectible data points, education may far outpace the benefits other industries have found. With adaptive curriculum, a myriad of recommendation types, and activity at all levels of institutions, this topic is shaping up to be a fascinating dialogue in the year to come.

 
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