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We're forecasting producing 88 events in the Smith Learning Theater this year, and some of those events will be multi-day (even week-long) events. That's a result of our current staffing, and our experience of producing 2 events on average per week.* Why not more? I'm glad you asked.Production RolesMalik is currently our only full-time staff member with a majority of his time on producing theater events. "Production" in this case is a mix of communication with our...
With an upcoming EdLab Seminar devoted to our history and future, it is useful to think about our workplace culture. This recent article in Quartz provides an example of elements of workplace culture a...
Are you an artist? Do you know any? If so this is a great opportunity. Funded by the Myers Foundation and supported by our very own Design Team, the yearly EdLab Art Commission has made the Gottesman Libraries a place to find great art at the intersection of Education, Technology and Creativity.Please spread the word, info below and on
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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....
I’m currently working on archiving the New York State School Finance Reform project materials into PocketKnowledge. I am learning a lot of interesting information about school f...
Greetings from DC! Andrew, Lauren, and I are perched here on the 3rd floor of the impressive Walter E. Washington Convention Center where AERA, now in its 100th year, is in full swing! Since arriving last night via Amtrak we've been conducting interviews for The Voice with AERA attendees. These are professors and education researchers from all ov...
Fast Company published an article today entitled: The Precarious State of Logo Design. It touches on the vicious critical response to the new Met Logo and the increasingly impossible task of the modern logo to fulfill all of the necessarily needs across the spectrum of platforms we now use every day. "In the past, logos only had to look good in print. Today, brands exist on dozens of platforms, many...
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Thanks Gonzalo and Pan for a great wall!
I found this super cool video that I have pitched as a Vialogue, and I wanted to share it! Digitization is an extremely time-consuming process. Large institutions need to devote years or even decades in order to digitize their enormous collections. The Smithsonian found a way to speed up this process: by using machines! For everything to be digitized within the Smithsonian through the slow method of individually digitizing each item, it would take somewhere close to 11,000 years to digitize each of the 138 million objects! The Smithsonian is currently digitizing a collection of about 60,00...
I have been exploring the R library qdap recently and it has many functions for doing exploratory analysis for dialogues. Here is something I just found by using the function "question_type" in this library. This function counts the occurrences of different types of questions, such as "where", "why", and "how", in the sentences. I grouped the sentences according to the ratings of the vialogue conversations they belong to. See the plot below for the result. We can make a few interesting conclusions: