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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.

Submitted by Gary Natriello on Sat, 2016-12-10 09:08

In a series of three video clips, Nick Shackleton-Jones discusses two learning elements that are becoming foundational to the work of the library -- experiences and resources. He argues that high impact experiences are important to engage less motivated learners and that high quality resources must be available to be found by more motivated learners.

Each floor of the library is designed to provide settings for learning experiences. The goal is to engage learners who may not be motivated at the moment.

Submitted by Dino Sossi on Sun, 2016-12-04 10:58

Sights from the Javits Center.




Submitted by Gary Natriello on Sat, 2016-12-03 16:02

AWS has introduced a new service,
to support IoT devices. This will provide IoT devices with processing power even when there is an interruption in the network connection. For a broad overview, see this excerpt from the keynote at last month's AWS re:Invent conference. For more detail see the video below from the re:Invent session on IoT on AWS.

Submitted by Dino Sossi on Sat, 2016-12-03 13:19

EdPop! – The Future of the Internet: Challenges Ahead in Global Cyber Policy - Q&A


Submitted by Gary Natriello on Sat, 2016-12-03 09:51

Check out this project using 3d printing to create data visualizations for an annual report.

As I think about this approach, I wonder if it would be possible to create both 3d report size versions and Learning Theater size versions of 3d data visualizations to maximize the impact of a data visualization experience?

Submitted by Gary Natriello on Sat, 2016-12-03 09:32

Ideas that become popular inevitably fall into overuse and ultimately misuse. That is why transforming popular ideas for our own use is often better than simply adopting them. Design Thinking anyone?

Dan Saffer: How to Lie With Design Thinking from Interaction Design Association on Vimeo.

Submitted by Ching-Fu Lan on Thu, 2016-12-01 18:51

I'm attending the annual College and University Faculty Assembly Conference (an affiliate group of the National Council for the Social Studies) in Washington DC today. I am presenting a research paper "Global Education through Youth Virtual Media Production" at a panel session This paper was also published in the Journal of Research in Curriculum & Instruction earlier this year. unfortunately my session was the last one and there was a strong competing session at the same time so it didn't get as many people.

Submitted by Dino Sossi on Thu, 2016-12-01 04:09

EdPop! – The Future of the Internet: Challenges Ahead in Global Cyber Policy


The following is a synopsis of “The Future of the Internet: Challenges Ahead in Global Cyber Policy” panel held Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Faculty House Presidential Ballroom

Submitted by Carlos Pena on Wed, 2016-11-30 15:25

Around 26% of Americans over the age of 18 suffer from some sort of mental disorder. A variety of mental disorders live upon us and even unknowingly within us. The causes of mental disorders varies; genes and other biological factors are the most frequent cause of what President-elect Donald Trump considers an “epidemic”. Society’s depiction of what constitutes mental disorder is totally wrong. They paint individuals with mental disorders as lonely and sad.