6 months ago
Beginning in 1994, the month of October (February in the UK) was declared LGBT History month; a 31-day observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history and the history of the gay rights and civil rights movements.As luck would have it, NLT is right on trend with the publication of this week's Seen in NY episode: NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project. Founded by three graduates of the Columbia University Historic Preservation Program, the initiative is the first to "document historic and cultural sites associated wit...
2 years ago
Recently, I've come across two interesting projects happening around the world: 1) Researchers at Stanford have created humanoid robots to explore an abandoned shipwreck off the coast of France. The ship—one of King Louis XIV's fleet—has been neglected because it's so difficult to reach, until now. Using computers, the researchers can control their scuba-diver-shaped robots, send them to the depths of ocean, and collect video and pictures from the once-forgotten wreck. Check out the Vialogue and add your comments! 2) A team of ...
The architecture of a website seems to be arbitrary, and it may mostly depend on a designer's preference. Are there any common principles that we can follow when building our own websites? I was pretty interested in it when I was a senior student in university. Most of papers and technical reports talking about the findaility and usability and they proposed several common practices and guidelines. After read several papers, I found an interesting seminar: the IA summit. It has been held since 2000. IA is the abbreviation of Informati...
Daniel shared and demonstrated how to install NLT icon on iPhone a few weeks ago and I assisted him in making another "how to" for other types of smartphones like Android. Thanks to Sharath, Pranav, Rebecca and JoJo for lending me their Androids and letting me play around with it for a few hours and for also keep bugging them with silly questions. I've got to admit that I am actually an iPhone user and not quite familiar with Android. However, I came up with the shortest and easiest way (I believe) to create an easy access to ...
5 years ago
I just read a New York Times article that dwells on the situation Chinese rural families are facing in getting their children access to higher education. The article gives a few stories that illustrate how much families need to pay for their children's education and how these children have been getting along in their campus life. The article also gives very interesting comparison of higher education costs between China and the US. Feel interested?
One of the most frequent mistakes in UX that I've noticed: we so easily assume that people just know, because... we know. This quickly falling into assumption is especially common within the technology world. Everyday, something new or some advancement in our knowledge takes place, and of course, someone gets to know something earlier than when others might acquire that same knowledge. Quickly we forget that it's new information, and before long, we're acting as if everyone else also knows. As a designer, I always try keeping this mind. Last week, I had a moment like this at our NLT laun...
Cue the orchestra: New Learning Times (NLT) will be presented to its first 'small group' of the public next week! Finally, the product that we've been working on for a long time will be officially presented to the public. This event will be for a limited audience (the Teachers College and Columbia communities), but it still represents a very exciting moment for everyone within EdLab. While readying ourselves for this special event, I've been working on a small project that will help share with the public a little on our NLT development process. I'd like to share it with our EdLab fam...
6 years ago
Happy Labor Day! Here are today's top stories on learning, brought to you by the NLT team 1. Online universities, a market awaits you in Asia Full story from Phys.org 2. Bottom's up innovative learning Full story from Triplepundit 3. A new twist on gaming, does it get five stars? Full story from itnewsonline 4. The possibilities of education in the digital era Full story from The Star 5. Designing calm Full story from The New York Times
6 years ago
Here are today's top stories on learning, selected by the NLT team: 1. Microscopic learning: Education can be totally addictive Full story from Forbes 2. High tech backpacks for high tech students: Is this latest craze a result of the growing BYOD trend? Full story from MSNBC 3. How to create a "better, faster, cheaper" law degree Full story from Getting Smart 4. Why so serious: Can simulated workplace games improve employee performance?   Full story from Phys.org 5. Recess resurrected: Why the oft underappreciated school time break is making a comeback Full story from Slate  
6 years ago
Here are today's top stories on learning, selected by the NLT team: 1. Apps for the pre-school set: How soon should a digital education begin? Full story from MSNBC 2. California's community colleges are running out of room Full story from LA Times 3. They may not be the cheapest toys around, but they sure do make learning seem fun: The newest gen of Sifteo cubes gets a design upgrade Full story from Wired 4. Khan academy reimagined from a Japanese perspective Full story from Edweek 5. TIL that professors from USF have created courses for the University of Reddit, a learning platform from the popular social news site Full story from Technapex