Everyone at EdLab was SUPER. Wonderful job, EdLab team! This is a little extra just for the fun of sharing. Enjoy.
Today Jo and I attended the Panel to Consider Recent Developments in Access to Research at Columbia University. The panel was meant to discuss the Elsevier boycott, the Research Works Act, and the Occupy movement as they relate to traditional and digital scholarly publishing. This article...
Last Tuesday, International House (IHouse) welcomed a very special guest, Isaac Mizrahi. As a leader in design business for more than twenty years, Mr Mizrahi has been awarded four Council of Fashion Designers of America awards, including a special award in 1995 for the groundbreaking documentary "UNZIPPED".
This time he came to IHouse to share his life stories with the hopes of inspiring younger people to pursuit their dreams. During his talk, he exhibited a sense of humor and kind of insatiable spirit as a fashion designer. He said it is very easy to become bored on what he designed, but ...
Reddit has committed to the anti-SOPA (and PIPA too) blackout now scheduled for January 18th
Ubu has also committed to participation.
I haven't seen any updates from the heavier hitters mentioned earlier, but I did find this open letter to the US Gov. from 83 prominent internet inventors and engineers.
Please visit PocketKnowledgeto download the audio file.
There are all SORTS of library style holidays out there (don't get me started on Banned Books week!) but this week is OPEN ACCESS WEEK.
From their about page:
"Open Access Week, a global event now entering its fourth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they've learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Acc...
Emmett Shine & Dan Kenger
Comparison of user experience with restaurants - Restaurants really focus on giving a good experience
You should know what your users are thinking and feeling. It has to be practical also.
Good UX is
Efficient (No of clicks)
Economical (Cognitive burden sense)
Tactile (Action- Response)
Recoverable (If user commits an error, can the user know about it - are you giving him errors)
UX vs UI
Good UI is the fundamental for a good UX
North Star principles of UX
- fast loading
Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) is hosting a
Summer Learning Series. Very relevant to EdLab core. And each web seminar is free. Welcome to join me the first talk on tomorrow 1pm :)
Topic: Games and Social Networks as Next Generation Learning Experiences
Speakers: Steve Ritter, Carnegie Learning; Chris Sprague, OpenStudy; and David Gibson, SimSchool
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Topic: The Open Learning Initiative
Speaker: Candace Thille, Direc...
Though this doesn't have much to do with education (except a time cloak could probably help students write late night papers)
Some smarties invented a time cloak. it only lasts for 110 nanoseconds, and the longest it could achieve would be 120 microseconds but still . . . COOOL!
The Group after all the great work - delivering best presentations & posters & lighting the lamp of Edlab at ET4OL, 2011, through our work.
Stay tuned for more pictures of the trip (as in the trip) coming in tomorrow!
Edlab! Are you ready to have us back? :)