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From Interactive Telecommunications Program graduate to MediaLab director at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to current research fellow at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation and adjunct professor at the Anthropology School , Marco Castro Cosio has an extensive history with collaborative innovation and play in the l...
Elementary and middle school teachers are often struggling to find ways to foster a true interest in science in their classrooms. The answer? Killer snails! Not only are killer snails a fascinating predator from the deep but it is also the name of a brand new creator of science games that inspires a love of science in users of all ages.
Dr. Marian Mahat is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne where she manages research activities for the Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change (ILETC) project. Across Australia and New Zealand for the l...
Nirmal Mukhi leads a research and design team at IBM focused on applying AI to education. Much of his work surrounds the Watson Tutor, a personalized, conversational system that uses Socratic dialog to improve student engagement with and mastery of learning content. Nirmal Mukhi joi...
Josh Allen began his career teaching kindergarten abroad in a completely analog classroom; flashcards, a laminator and a weekly visit to the local print shop were as high tech as it got. And while he felt students were making positive gains, they were lacking a real voice in the classroom and choice in their learning. Today, Josh is an Education Associate at
Young students are spending more time in front of screens and less time reading. Not surprisingly, today two-thirds of students entering the 4th grade in this country demonstrate below-expected reading levels. MoxieReader was developed not only to motivate young students to read but also to provide reading plans for studen...
In addition to being the 2017 Strange Junior Faculty Prize recipient, Dr. Nathan Holbert is an Assistant Professor of Communication, Media and Learning Technologies Design in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University. After founding the S...
Millenials are at a particular disadvantage when it comes to financial literacy and security. Young adults ages 19 into their late 30s are making 20% less than their parents did at that age. Factor in student loans, credit card debt, the cost of living in major cities to better access the high concentration of jobs in urban areas, not to mention an overwhelming dearth of personal f...
Gerri Burton of Bronxville, New York graduated from Barnard College before founding the independent global consultancy, New Learning Ventures in 2003. Since then, NLV has since expanded, boasting offices in New York, San Diego, and even overseas in Dubai. Burton’s company looks at education on what she refers to as a "preK to gray" scale and provides societal-scale change managemen...
Not all online courses are created equal. And while it is the fastest growing segment in higher education, many colleges and universities still struggle to design compelling and effective courses on the web. For the last decade, Noodle Partners has been working to reinvent how higher ed happens online. Chief Academic Officer, Melora Sundt visited EdLab in December of 2017 to outlin...