At tomorrow's edLab seminar scheduled for noon, we are going to undertake a guided group ideation session about the problems facing "academic knowledge workers".
The "guided" part of the ideation session stems from the attached document, which represents work that Gary and I have done to this point. It would be helpful if you have time to read the document ahead of time.
In general, we are seeking to accomplish the following in terms of the attached document:
* expand upon ideas already present
* add new ideas that are missing
* debate removing ideas that might be mispl...
Here is a model for a possible Gottesman educational event
I found this article about the TC library on TCRecord...if you havn't seen it, it is worth a look. It is interesting to see how fast new initiatives become ancient, and forgotten history.
Google has just released Google Talk, an IM program that is set to compete with AIM, MSN Messenger, and Yahoo's IM client. It might be worth installing this in the lab, and seeing what Google has brought to the game. I did read an article on MSNBC that indicated that Google employeed open standards when developing this tool, and that there is the potential of programatically embedding this tool in web applications. Let's stay on top of this as it may provide a means o...
I encourage evryone to take a close look at the attached PowerPoint. It is an overview of Tomoye Simplify 4.0, a "Communities of Practice" software package. Please note that this software is not unlike what we have been imagining when we speak of "Social Scholar" -- at least it is close to what I have been imagining when I speak of "Social Scholar".
As we have said in the past, the archinging project will need to be integrated with other products like "Social Scholar" and "Pathways". I would encourage everyone to think broadly a...
In week three of the Summer edLab seminar the group was involved in a design exercise. The exercise was presented to the group as follows (this scenario is purely fictional!!!):
Background: A New TC Mandate
As prospective students assess their options for graduate-level education in 2005, they will find that there are more and more educational programs — including graduate schools -- offering certification quickly, cheaply, and conveniently. While TC believes that efficiencies are important, the institution would ...
I want to thank everyone who participated in the first edLab seminar today. I sense that this will be a very productive endeavor, as we all seem to feel to feel inspired by the daunting task of guiding education through the myriad opportunities presented by an information-rich, ever-more-connected world.
I would like to thank Hui Soo for helping set the agenda for today's meeting, as well as for thinking of, and preparing, the "fortune cookie" ice breaker.
Given these growing complexities, it is appropriate that Brian Carolan wil...
Here is an audio clip from the NPR show On the Media. It is LBJ, in 1967, predicting the evolution of the Internet. Of interest to me is the way he focuses on ideas that are driving the Social Schlolar initiative here at EdLab.
So, I am listening to the this episode from the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC, and this guy named Jonah Peretti is talking about some goofy project they undertook at his company Eyebeam.
My curiosity was peeked, and I started looking though the Eyebeam web site, and lo and behold I am looking at EdLab....