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A popular running joke about software engineers (specifically coders) in India is about how there are times in their lives where he/she will have to work the entire night ("night-out") to write code. One of my few night-out was last Saturday night (Sunday morning).Yi and I, along with a couple of our friends participated in the Columbia Data Science Society's annual data science hackathon which was held from Saturday (21st) evening to Sunday (22nd) afternoonThe event started at around 7:00PM on Saturday where we were welcomed to the hackathon and a co...
3 months ago
To my book-loving colleagues and friends of EdLab (FOEs, ironically): If you're looking for some fresh fiction or a book club devoted to books (not gossip and cheese plates), my alma mater offers a course called Living Writers that is free and open to the public via EdX and goes live on September 3rd! The course is structured so that you read a book each week, then the authors of those books come and speak to th...
9 months ago
Really cool experience design combining with M.C.Escher's artworks happening now, including workshops and school trips.
10 months ago
Hi Everyone!My name is Anna and I am a newly hired graduate assistant in research. I am part of the Development and Research group. I am also enrolled in the Learning Analytics MS program as a part-time student this semester. I took a Networked and Online Learning course in the Fall 2018 semester, which familiarized me with the EdLab and introduced some of its team members. Some of the projects that I will be working on at EdLab include analyzing Docdel dat...
10 months ago
Happy belated birthday, DBRead more here
a year ago
The 20 year wait after Congress extended copyright protection to 95 years from the publication date is over and so today books, film, artworks, and music from 1923 enter the public domain.  For more details and a list of items entering the public domain today see this piece from The Public Domain Review. 
a year ago
Check out this post from from the DuckDuckGo blog about the Google filter bubble problem. Here is a summary of their "study" findings: What accounts for the variation in search results? What lessons should we keep in mind as we work on search and rec...
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...
a year 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).