a month 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...
2 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?
2 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?
2 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? 
4 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...
6 months 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...
6 months 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...
7 months ago
As some of you know, yesterday (11/3) I presented my research and development works on video-based learning (including Vialogues) to a group of audience at United Nations. By the time I started presenting there were about 60 participants from all over the world, who I believe are people from the UN human resource departments of their various headquarters interested in using video for professional development.I am sharing the link to my presentation, which will have a permanent web archive:http://go.tc.edu/zhou...
7 months ago
A bold title? Not when you're talking about the Smith Learning Theater. In Gary's words, it "underscores our commitment to producing unconventionally collaborative, custom-designed, authentic learning experiences that are playful, valuable, and inspiring."With our Grand Opening this week, join us for An Out-of-this-World Learning Theater Experience—2PM Monday, Tuesday, and Friday....
9 months ago
Have you wondered how to become more creative? Or simply, to capture the creative insights that you have but that seem to subside in your thinking before you can develop them and act on them? David Kadavy provides a use useful discussion of ways to manage time and activities to take advantage of the stages of the...