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For the past month I embarked on an adventure in the library’s archive and TC’s history to understand better how has Teachers College – and consequently the library – visually represented itself as an entity. More specifically, I was curious about how its visual communication guidelines, insignias and logos have evolved and have been used. In the light of the library’s new website launch, I wondered if there was a clear evolution on how TC and the library have been represented in imagery and if there was a consistency through out its existence.This brief research brought some interes...
4 months ago
Currently, Vialogues users can upload 360-degree videos to YouTube, and use that video to create video discussions in Vialogues. In the future, after we upgrade JWPlayer (the core of the Vialogues Player) to V. 8, Vialogues users can directly upload their 360-degree videos to Vialogues and create 360-degree discusssion! Below is a demo. Click and drag your mouse cursor in the video to look up, down, and around!
4 months ago
You may have seen them traversing the state of New York in pursuit of art or justice or pizza. Perhaps you’ve spotted them on set in the Smith Learning Theater, shining a light on the adventures of a...
4 months ago
I attended a colloquium today at the Human Development Department of TC where Prof. Alyssa Friend Wise from NYU came to present her research in using learning analytics for online discussions in MOOC. Her research has a high relevance to Vialogues because we have been researching how to evaluate the productivity of video discussions in Vialogues. Here I'm sharing some notes and thoughts about her colloquium.She looked at five types of data: demographic, performance, activities, artifacts, a...
With the continuing interest in podcasts and our upcoming project to reimagine archiving, a project to preserve podcasts at Metro seems particular timely. The project will raise and address some issues that are unique to the preservation of audio files.  
4 months ago
Responsible for creating, maintaining, and assessing our online learning tools and ecosystems, the Research and Development teams are critical to advancing our mission at EdLab. We'd be nowhere without their commitment to all things data and code! Below you'll meet just a few members of our R&D teams. To learn about the rest, peruse our "People" page. What’s your most exciting project? How do you see it impacting the way people learn?
4 months ago
Transhumanism refers to an optimistic belief in the enhancement of the human condition through technology in all its forms.  It is rooted in the belief that humans can and will be enhanced by the genetic engineering and information technology of today, as well as anticipated advances, such as bioengineering, artificial intelligence, and molecular nanotechnology, resulting in an iteration of Homo sapiens enhanced or augmented, but still fundamentally human. 
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!
5 months ago
New York City is home to the nation’s largest public-school system with over 1.1 million students. As one can expect, this comes with a host of challenges such as equity and integration for newly arrived students. However, I was surprised to learn that there are currently around 111,500 (about 10%) of all NYC public school students are
I am a huge fan of movies. I never really thought much of movies as an educational tool unless I had to watch for an assignment or project.  This is all the more interesting considering I am a visual learner. Most of my peers don’t typically associate “fun” or “excitement” with movies that we have to watch for educational purposes. This is slowly changing in classrooms across the country due to Black Panther. As one of the highest grossing movies of all time and the pop culture moment of the year so far, educators have been using several themes from the movie to ...