All Posts
The American Museum of Natural History is offering an immersive program on Mars on August 1st that seems very relevant to our work on the Learning Theater launch program.  Equally or even more interesting is Open Space, an open source interactive data visualization software tool that supp...
I went to the Samsung Gear 360 VR workshop last Saturday. It taught me how to use Gear 360 to record videos and take pictures. I am still learning the VR post effect editing with Adobe. It is very cool. I highly recommend that EdLab checks it out for potential projects. The software on Samsung phone could immediately provide VR post effects. However, I could only download the original images and videos to my computer. 
As it becomes increasingly clear that search is a key component of all of our online applications, we have been giving more and more thought to the quality of the search experience. With that in mind, here are some tips in a checklist for reviewing our approach to the search experience. The one that stands out to me is the advice on examining search behavior to determine ways to improve ...
8 days ago
I recently graduated high school and it close what was a major chapter of my short life thus far. Four years of endless assignments coupled with athletic and other school related commitments meant graduation was a bittersweet moment. The work of the past four years was duly rewarded with a diploma and I eagerly await what college will offer in a few weeks time. For stu...
The New Jersey State Assembly recently passed a bill that requires K-12 students to take classes on how to interact with cops. The relationship between police officers and civilians is nearly nonexistent, as it is in some communities across the nation. Shootings on both sides have dominated the national news in recent years and have led to cities rethinking how police officers are educated. The bill’s ori...
As we continue to mine data to help us better understand Edlab educational apps, library services, and users/learners/patrons, it is helpful to have a conceptual understanding about various kinds of analytics and their strengths for design and decision making. I ran into this presentation “
Has "personalized learning" been oversold? A new Rand study suggests that the recent wave of enthusiasm for personaized learned may be unjustified by the available empirical evidence. The Rand researchers found only modest gains in math achievement and no significant dif...
As we continue to refine and introduce or re-introduce applications it might be useful to consider how we engage new users and orient them. Check out this interview and related article on ways to assess the onboarding process and create more successful users. Helping users accomplish something meaningful to...
I’ve focused my last several blog posts to different learning styles and which ones work best for me personally. I want to devote this post to some interesting figures that I’ve recently learned that further adds to what I am learning in the course. How mu...
Internet surveillance appears to be growing as governments around the world devote more resources to tracking online behavior.  In fact, the US is now tracking the online behavior of so many citizens that it is unable to provide a count of just how many are being followed online.  Jonathan Penney