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When it comes to collaboration at work, at school, and on other creative and critical thinking endeavors, how does group size affect performance? To date, there is an abundance of research concerning process loss and gain in relation to group size for online environments including an empirical study of online problem solving by Mao, Mason, Suri, and Watts. Teachers...
Although the Networked and Online Learning Course meets in person only four times throughout the semester, Teachers College students won’t soon forget their hours spent in the Smith Learning Theater. The hybrid course utilizes the project method to explore the social dimensions of online learning. After three weeks of eng...
Visiting professor and Fulbright scholar, Patricia Behar holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil where she currently works as a professor and researcher in both the Faculty of Education and postgraduate studie...
Students in the Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design program at Teachers College experienced a new kind of library tutorial, diving deep into the details of research methods and materials available at the Gottesman Libraries. The research workshop took place in the Smith Learning Theater for 90 students as part of an introductory course on communication, computing, and technology taught by Prof...
According Sara Potler LaHayne, there are two kinds of entrepreneurs: serial entrepreneurs always on the hunt for something new and those who are unconditionally committed to solving a particular problem. She considers herself the latter and has dedicated her entrepreneurial pursuits to providing schools with tools to support social emotional learning. Sara is the founder & CEO ...
For the second year in a row, the Learning Theater hosted the Literacy Unbound Summer Institute. Organized and run by the Center for Professional Education of Teachers (CPET) at Teachers College, Literacy Unbound brings together twelve high school students and twelve teachers for a two-week intensive program...
At a time when R&B and hip hop proudly claim the title of most popular musical genres in the nation, it’s no surprise that students respond better to classroom lessons with the help of rhymes and beats. Flocabulary  is a culturally responsive learning platform intended to increase achievement by bringing joy to the cla...
Rosalie Yu is a creative technologist at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a recipient of the 2018 Myers Fund art commission grant. Through a study of her past work and inspiring projects from around the world, Yu offered an introduction to the 3D scanning process as well as an i...
Not all heroes wear capes, but Tony Weaver, Jr. did during his EdLab seminar presentation this September. Recently featured in Forbes magazine, this young mission-driven entrepreneur is the founder of Weird Enough Productions which aims to fight media misrepresentation, especially of minority groups, by improving med...
This year’s incoming class of Teachers College students were the first to experience the library’s new Smith Learning Theater during orientation. The Learning Theater, which opened to the public in October 2017, is a renovated 6000 square foot space on the fourth floor of the Teachers College library that hosts experiential and innovative learning, teaching, and research activities year-round. Library staff welc...