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4 days ago
So for the past three months of so I have been serving as Chief of Staff and Chief Strategist for the Mike Gravel 2020 Presidential campaign, which I launched with my high school friend David Oks. The campaign aims not to get the 89-year-old leftist former senator Mike Gravel elected president, but instead to p...
Our new cafe book display is up at Everett Cafe, 1st floor of Gottesman Libraries.! Come join us and play the game!Concept of the CollectionOperation Varsity Blues is the latest scandal in college admissions, arising from greed and the pressure experienced by many, especially the wealthiest, to get into the "best...
5 days ago
Last summer, we held weekly “brownbag” discussions every Friday after work. The discussion centered around controversial topics in education such as affirmative action and school uniforms. We kicked off this summer’s series last Friday where we discussed the recent college admissions scandal. About two months ago, several celebrities (along with other affluent parents) were accused of bribing officials to influence admissions into prestigious colleges for their children. We discussed the entire admissions process and whether it is a fair assessment or indicator of one’s succes...
19 days ago
When it comes to self-directed learning (SDL), learners themselves decide which information and skills to acquire. They base their decisions off on the hypothesis created by them. This process is known as hypothesis generation, which is defined as the “formation of candidate explanations or models of a target domain, which then guide reasoning, prediction, and exploration” (Markant, 2018, p. 1). However, this process may be biased due to myriad factors such as perceiving information through one’s own cultural lens, inability to consider a different point of view, prior knowledge and experi...
Looking at the plants around EdLab, I found myself thinking, "zip up the xylem, flow down the phloem," a mnemonic I had learned in high school bio to illustrate how plants take in and release water and nutrients.Out of curiosity, does anyone else have particularly memorable mnemonics? Any that have surprised you by their lasting power and/or usefulness? I'd be interested to hear [read] them. Another one that came to me recently when tutoring grade students in math was the fraction rap:"multiplying fractions is no b...
20 days ago
Hi Everyone:This is the result of the D&R testing. I am sorry that I did not come out at the first time.The main conclusion is: There is a positive effect of `prediction.io` which means the recommendations from prediction.io are more likely to be categorized as `good recommendation`.However, the effect is not statistically significant. This may because it is a small sample size.If you are interested about the information I provide in the D&R, feel free to check the slides and give me more feedbacks! Here...
20 days ago
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Today for the Design Team update Seminar, one set of teams will be creating a unique exhibit for the Offit Gallery on the 3rd floor from the Teachers College Art Collections.The Collections to draw from will be:The Castellon CollectionThe
a month ago
ExLibris (ProQuest) recently announced "significant progress" on their Central Discovery Index (CDI) product. According to their overview page, here are the Key Benefits:Increased scalability and an improved infrastructure that is designed to address future challengesExpanded content coverageContinuous content enrichment a...