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2 months ago
Hey EdLabbers!I want to remind everyone to vote in the New York primary election this Thursday, September 13th. Because elections are usually on Tuesdays, there is expected to be an even lower turnout than usual, so be sure to remind your friends and family of the date as well.This is an important one, as we will be electing a Governor, Attorney General, and multiple state Senate seats. This has been a troublesome year for New York, because we have had several Democratic senators actually caucus against t...
2 months ago
Fully employed? Financially independent? Single parent? Not a recent high school grad? Those are just a few key characteristics of what is fast becoming today's typical college student. How will this change how colleges and universities recruit and serve students moving forward? Check out this NPR Piece to learn more! 
According to the World Economic Forum 2016 report, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish (by weight) in the world's oceans. In a business-as-usual scenario, the ocean is expected to contain 1 tonne of plastic for every 3 tonnes of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastics than fish (by weight).
7 months ago
You may have seen them traversing the state of New York in pursuit of art or justice or pizza. Perhaps you’ve spotted them on set in the Smith Learning Theater, shining a light on the adventures of a...
7 months ago
Responsible for creating, maintaining, and assessing our online learning tools and ecosystems, the Research and Development teams are critical to advancing our mission at EdLab. We'd be nowhere without their commitment to all things data and code! Below you'll meet just a few members of our R&D teams. To learn about the rest, peruse our "People" page. What’s your most exciting project? How do you see it impacting the way people learn?
8 months ago
From interactive art exhibitions to Learning Theater set design, our design team adds a magical touch to everything we do here at EdLab! If their tales of frog tape, Shia Labeaof, and calipers intrigue you, we invite you to take a deeper dive into their work on Rhizr.  What’s been one of the most memorable design challenges that you’ve faced here at EdLab?
8 months ago
Welcome to the beginning of the end (of the week)!As part of an effort to highlight our culture, individual achievements, and charmingly quirky brand of humor, I will be posting "EdLabber Spotlights" over the coming weeks. Each will be centered on a different EdLab work group. To start us off: Hi, Publishing Team :) What edtech trend most thrills/terrifies you? 
10 months ago
Happened to notice this short article on the new library being constructed in Dubai.The form is based on an open book resting on a Rehl (a traditional lectern for hol...
a year ago
I encountered a great book by Curtis J. Bonk and Elaine Khoo titled Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online. This book proposes the following framework for educational technology design in order to engage learners in proactive knowledge acquisition and application:1. Tone/Climate: Psychological Safety, Comfort, Sense of Belonging 2. Encouragement: Feedback, Responsiveness, Praise, Supports 3. Curiosity: Sur...
a year ago
The United Arab Emirates has announced plans to construct the largest Mars simulation in the desert near Dubai.  This is part of a larger plan called Mars 2117 whic...