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There is a lot to consider in this terrific piece on the future of the book. There are many lessons for how we might think about the introduction of new technologies and how they are adopted into well developed sectors and patterns of habits that have been generations in the making. There are also lessons on where to...
Thank you all for participating in our prototyping event yesterday! We hope you had fun and learned a few interesting things about TCR :) Here are some of our favorite photos!
10 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? 
The #TimesUp and #MeToo movements have served as unprecedented catalysts of bravery and self-discovery for those who have felt silenced and abandoned. While Hollywood is perhaps the most flagrant example of intolerable behavior, the severity and magnitude of accusations have begged introspection across all industries. Equality in the workplace has long been the rallying cry of women in every profession. Lately, much attention has been given to women's safety in the face of sexual harassment, but there are...
a year ago
Author Anne Enright delivered the annual Irish Laureate for Fiction lecture in Dublin on 14 September. Here's a snippet:
Today’s huge front page NY Times article from the “Education Disrupted” series may be of interest to those eagerly anticipating the Sept 18th EdLab seminar from the team developing a special issue of TCR on teachers' use of social media as professional development. "Teachers Promote Their Brands, Drawing Fans and Controversy" (online title Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues) spotlights Kayla Delzer, a third grade educator in North Dakota. ...
a year ago
Following-up the article by Zhou, video title plays an important role when people are searching. So making Vialogues more searchable is one of our goals this version. Besides our new on-site search (If you haven't tried, please do) mechanism, we made some efforts for robots to crawl Vialogues better.
For the past few years various agencies have been reporting on the rise in print book sales and the drop in e-book sales. According to a recent Nielsen survey the increase in print book sales was due to "children's fiction and... younger generations preferring physical books to e-readers." Will this trend persist? Will...
It seems that our recent discussions about podcasting are not the only sign of renewed interest in this audio programming format. This article from Fast Company describes a new entrant into the world of short form audio. Adding audio to our publications and learning projects could be in our future.
5 key takeaways from the journalism and entrepreneurship conference at CUNY. Many people say the internet and digital media has destroyed journalism, but I say it has humbled it. I recently attended a conference on journalism and entrepreneurship at the CUNY School of Journalism, and I want to share some key takeaways that can be adopted by us as publishers, designers and developers. 1. LEARN WHERE YOU AUDIENCE IS AND REACH THEM THERE- It is not the audience’s job to find your ...
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