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At the D&R today I shared that it might be useful for EdLab/Library staff members to become more familiar with some of the literature on learning (Patrick echoed a similar thought). Here are some resources on learning, broadly defined, to help us get started:Natriello, G. (2007). Imagining, seeking, inventing: the future of learning and the emerging discovery ...
Step into Everett Cafe and visit our latest Cafe Book Collection, Bear and Eagle: Something More Than Intelligence. This exhibit explores the US-Russia relationship with books offering insight into the policies, history and circumstances that have led these two countries to this current moment in time. Curated by Jennifer GovanDes...
10 days ago
Hey EdLabbers!I want to remind everyone to vote in the New York primary election this Thursday, September 13th. Because elections are usually on Tuesdays, there is expected to be an even lower turnout than usual, so be sure to remind your friends and family of the date as well.This is an important one, as we will be electing a Governor, Attorney General, and multiple state Senate seats. This has been a troublesome year for New York, because we have had several Democratic senators actually caucus against t...
13 days ago
Fully employed? Financially independent? Single parent? Not a recent high school grad? Those are just a few key characteristics of what is fast becoming today's typical college student. How will this change how colleges and universities recruit and serve students moving forward? Check out this NPR Piece to learn more! 
18 days ago
Are we now moving beyond home schooling to unschooling? A recent article in Reason suggests that parents who once turned to home schooling are now moving beyond that to a type of learning that avoids all of the trappings of formal schooling.  The possibilities for this unschooling approach seem to be growing. What would need to happen for this trend to accelerate?
This post is about the development and implementation of the SocioAVA digital educational material named Social Interactions in Virtual Learning Environments.The material is aimed at professionals working in Distance Education (DE) who are interested in discussing social interactions in the virtual.The objective is to discuss social interactions as an importa...
A few weeks ago, I led a Brown Bag session where we discussed the impact of extracurricular activities on students. During the discussion, participants shared their own extracurricular experiences and looked at some other aspects of extracurricular activities: cost...
a month ago
Most of my recent blogs have targeted the efficiency and academic impact of private, charter, and public schools. As you might expect, this is an ongoing debate with no end in sight. I am particularly interested in school improvement. In this piece from
2 months ago
On Saturday, July 21, LIU Post economics professor and Forbes contributing writer Panos Mourdoukoutas published a piece entitled Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries to Save Taxpayers Money. The title is self-explanatory: he proposes the elimination of in communities and the creation of Amazon book stores in their place, on the grounds of reducing taxes that contribute to public services and allowi...
2 months ago
One of the challenges of a college education is paying for it. Most students rely on loans and financial aid to finish college. The overall student debt in the United States is currently around $1.4 trillion. According to the