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The Media Show captivated a packed audience last night at the Media that Matters premiere. As the screening began, I was overwhelmed that the work of the Lab would be screened for live audiences across the world, and that the online version of the festival would reach an extremely large audience. Cong...
9 years ago
A topic of some interest on this blog (1) (2), New York has decided to close down "rubber rooms".
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10 years ago
I just read Tony Judt's Ill Fares the Land and am excited to see a nice long excerpt published today in the New York Review of Books. Judt's aim is to offer American students–he is a professor at NYU–a new way of thinking about political responsibility in the 21st century. What is striking about Judt is his acuity in diagnosing our current state, and his ability to offer a new way of thinking that might strike a chord with a group of young people looking for a different way for...
10 years ago
Once again news of a "Boy Crisis" resurfaces. Nicholas Kristof reports that boys are failing behind, and argues for "nurturing boys with explosions," as that is the type of curriculum that boys respond to. In response to this editorial, Belkin and Singer assert, "if fidgeting and foul humor are going to help our boys in school, then bring them on." I hope this isn't serious.
A French television show called The Game of Death is replicating Milgram's obedience to authority experiment. The show is receiving a good deal of critical attention, and it has re-opened discussions about the ethics of reality television shows.
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In the most recent issue of Hypatia philosopher Joan Callahan writes about a video project aimed at producing a series of videos documenting Feminist Philosophers: In Their Own Words. In addition to being a wonderful and important project, Callahan's piece was a nice reminder of how challenging it is to do good video work in higher education, and how the video team at the Lab has, despite these challenges, managed to create a broad a...
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10 years ago
The Times has an interesting piece about some of the challenges that libraries will face in the coming years.
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10 years ago
Erin recently had the opportunity to hear Jen Masengarb of the Chicago Architecture Foundation at SXSWi. The Chicago Architecture Foundation is in the process of creating what strikes me as a very interesting website that highlights the possibility of creating an innovative, design-based learning experience for students. We might need to bring back another season of School Redesign to document the learning happ...
10 years ago
While doing research I came across Harvard's Usable Knowledge. I like the idea behind this site, and having read a few of the entries, I find that they give a reader a nice brief snapshot of an issue in education. I think we can think about this as something of a model for explaining our work at the Lab. More, I think Usable Knowledge would certainly benefit from video, and thinking of how video could tell stories like those representing in this publication would be really interesting.
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10 years ago
On becoming an AERA Fellow.
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