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5 days ago
You may have seen them traversing the state of New York in pursuit of art or justice or pizza. Perhaps you’ve spotted them on set in the Smith Learning Theater, shining a light on the adventures of a...
7 days ago
I attended a colloquium today at the Human Development Department of TC where Prof. Alyssa Friend Wise from NYU came to present her research in using learning analytics for online discussions in MOOC. Her research has a high relevance to Vialogues because we have been researching how to evaluate the productivity of video discussions in Vialogues. Here I'm sharing some notes and thoughts about her colloquium.She looked at five types of data: demographic, performance, activities, artifacts, a...
With the continuing interest in podcasts and our upcoming project to reimagine archiving, a project to preserve podcasts at Metro seems particular timely. The project will raise and address some issues that are unique to the preservation of audio files.  
19 days ago
Responsible for creating, maintaining, and assessing our online learning tools and ecosystems, the Research and Development teams are critical to advancing our mission at EdLab. We'd be nowhere without their commitment to all things data and code! Below you'll meet just a few members of our R&D teams. To learn about the rest, peruse our "People" page. What’s your most exciting project? How do you see it impacting the way people learn?
20 days ago
Transhumanism refers to an optimistic belief in the enhancement of the human condition through technology in all its forms.  It is rooted in the belief that humans can and will be enhanced by the genetic engineering and information technology of today, as well as anticipated advances, such as bioengineering, artificial intelligence, and molecular nanotechnology, resulting in an iteration of Homo sapiens enhanced or augmented, but still fundamentally human. 
Thank you all for participating in our prototyping event yesterday! We hope you had fun and learned a few interesting things about TCR :) Here are some of our favorite photos!
New York City is home to the nation’s largest public-school system with over 1.1 million students. As one can expect, this comes with a host of challenges such as equity and integration for newly arrived students. However, I was surprised to learn that there are currently around 111,500 (about 10%) of all NYC public school students are
I am a huge fan of movies. I never really thought much of movies as an educational tool unless I had to watch for an assignment or project.  This is all the more interesting considering I am a visual learner. Most of my peers don’t typically associate “fun” or “excitement” with movies that we have to watch for educational purposes. This is slowly changing in classrooms across the country due to Black Panther. As one of the highest grossing movies of all time and the pop culture moment of the year so far, educators have been using several themes from the movie to ...
a month ago
The Institute for Self-Directed Learning Self-Directed Learning by Stephen D. BrookfieldSelf-Directed Learning Revisited: A Process Perspective (starts on page 53) by Virginia B. RicardPle...
As we consider development of a new platform for the archives it is useful to consider some forward leaning examples.One such example is the National Archives of the UAE  In addition to managing the physical archives shown above and an archives exhibit center, the National Archives of the UAE also offer a