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As part of International Week 2009, the Media Design team collaborated with the Teachers College Office of International Services to exhibit featured entries to its second annual International Photo Contest. Photographs taken outside the United States were submitted by TC students, faculty, staff and alumni and selected by an expert panel. The nine finalists are on view in the Kasser Family Exhibition Space on the 1st Floor through mid-April. If you miss it, check out the TC 360 Flickr Set from the April 1st ...
I feel people might be interested in attending the session on The Art of Ballistic Programming conducted by Larry Wall, creator of Perl and author of "Programming Perl." The session will be held on Friday, March 27th, 12:15pm, Lerner Cinema, Columbia University. I have already booked four seats and if people are interested they can use my booking there. In case one wants to RSVP, please click here. Bio: Larry Wall, programmer, linguist, author, born March 10, 1949 in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada, and is most widely kno...
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In the vein of AfterEd's School ReDesign is Architecture for Humanity's 2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom. In New York, the group intends to kick-off the "Classroom Challenge" on March 3rd by providing designers and educators an opportunity to meet and form teams. AFHny will introduce the competition, a designer will discuss the services they will provide, and a teacher will explain the role they will ...
The Development & Research team met today to discuss the future of Survey Sidekick, the Edlab's very own online survey tool. The tool is envisioned as being both practical and educational, teaching individuals how to best conduct surveys as they simultaneously create them. It is intended to provide the capacity to create highly functioning surveys but also give insight into best practices in online survey methodology. Todays session began with a discussion of existing online survey tools, such as Survey M...
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Perhaps the warm weather has taken a hold of my imagination, but recently I've been thinking about the idea of an EdLab-designed NYC Charter School. This could be interesting to explore by thinking about the design of the facility (and its library), the use of technology, the theme of the school, the allocation of resources, etc. Potentially such a project might provide: (1) an internal contribution to the EdLab Reimagining Schooling project. Initial designs and actual proposals might emerge. (2) external deliverables to the growing number of charter schools in NYC. Recently I came a...
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The Edit Jam production team tests the Democracy Kit on the streets of NYC. The Kit is meant to elicit ideas and dialogue about democracy. Let us know what you think! The Democracy Kit Hits the Streets
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In anticipation of tomorrow's event to prepare for conducting faculty interviews, sample three short yet intriguing videos below from Cool Hunting. Thanks to Skye for pointing us in their direction. Matthew Herbert, Dodi Wexler, Mikkel Hess Enjoy!
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To get our Edit Jam videos out into the world, I created a "director" account on LiveVideo, which is a new YouTube-like video sharing website. Why LiveVideo? It give the uploader much more control over the look, feel, and layout of the page design. Registering as a director gives us a more prominent identity on the site, a better layout, and the ability to eventually list "crew" on this page. Visit the new EdLab Channel today! Sadly, I choose a bad compression format for Joachim's video, and there is no second chance to update the content (you ca...
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Here is a short Edit Jam video/commercial. It's intended to get people excited about the past event and future events. Props to Josh Anderson for the beats!
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I hope you enjoy this installment of the EdLab Edit Jam videos. It is meant to demonstrate all of the wonderful experiences my Digital Design club students had at the event. Joachim and I plan on using these videos to plug the upcoming TC channel not only on the blog, but on the iTunes channel on PK, Cool Hunting Video, and Apple's website, among others. Watch out for Joachim's installment and let us know what you think!
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