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Recent heated discourse about immigration has reached new levels. The past several weeks has been filled with news about children been separated from their parents at the border. Some have gone as far as calling it a refugee crisis and comparing it to Japanese internment camps during World War II. Ho...
10 days ago
In a recently published book, Mohammad T. Alhawary (2018): The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Second Language Acquisition, an interesting chapter is dedicated to a research that investigated whether Vialogues is effective in supporting pre-service Arabic student-teachers to transfer pedagogical theory to practice. The chapter in the book is titled Effect of Using a Collaborative Video-based Self-evaluation Activity ...
14 days ago
I am attending a panel session at the Education Leadership Data Analytics Summit 2018. The panel is titled, "The Multiple Facets of Education Leadership, Evidence Use, and Data Analytics." Here are the speakers: Madhabi Chatterji, Professor of Measurement, Evaluation and Education, Teachers College, Columbia Uni...
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For the past month I embarked on an adventure in the library’s archive and TC’s history to understand better how has Teachers College – and consequently the library – visually represented itself as an entity. More specifically, I was curious about how its visual communication guidelines, insignias and logos have evolved and have been used. In the light of the library’s new website launch, I wondered if there was a clear evolution on how TC and the library have been represented in imagery and if there was a consistency through out its existence.This brief research brought some interes...
2 months ago
Currently, Vialogues users can upload 360-degree videos to YouTube, and use that video to create video discussions in Vialogues. In the future, after we upgrade JWPlayer (the core of the Vialogues Player) to V. 8, Vialogues users can directly upload their 360-degree videos to Vialogues and create 360-degree discusssion! Below is a demo. Click and drag your mouse cursor in the video to look up, down, and around!
2 months 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...
2 months 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.  
3 months 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?