Sharath, Yudan, Bachir, Zhou
We have a flexible, adaptive physical environment that can be transformed for multiple purposes for education.
2) Participatory learning (intellectually and physically).
3) Flexible, adaptive physical environment and pedagogical content.
1) Projections on wall (modularized).
2) Sound-proof projector screens use the columns as anchors. They c...
Our team (Daniel, Brian S., Manav, Jamie) created the Holoworlds Histodeck. This learning space is conceived as modular in form and function. Starting from the premise that hard-to-access alternate realities are optimum sites for virtual environments, and not incidentally hard to access from a learning perspective, we created a holodeck program that brings different histori...
"[A watershed is] that area of land, a bounded hydrologic system, within which all living things are inextricably linked by their common water course and where, as humans settled, simple logic demanded that they become part of a community."
- John Wesley Powell
Upon entering "The Watershed Experience," visitors will be astonished by the elemental power of moving water, and be swept into a powerful exploration of the effect of policy on educational infrastructure.
Team: Ahmed, George, Fred, Jo
Traveling on an automatic walkway will open up a world-- a familiar yet new world-- to curious learners. Beginning from the Big Bang and moving into just last week, the Time Trek will take learners on a journey through time, space, and history.
As learners walk through this 3D, interactive experience, the timeline against the left wall will show the period in history while the images on the right side will show key developments of that period. At any point, learners can step off the walkway to touch the image wall in order to learn more about what they are ...
Group: Dilcia, Claire, Diana & Kate
Lesson & Case Study:
Our group decided to take Thornburg's "campfire" concept further and want to use our lesson to teach multimedia. Our lesson would focus on using the space to show the trajectory of a story from inciting incident to resolution. This lesson would also integrate documentary storytelling & filmmaking elements.
The floors will be integrated as on the holodeck. We also propose transparent (glass that can become opaque with titanium dioxide infused, charged elements) "caves" suspended in the c...
Nara, Reindorf, Laura, Rebecca:
Yes, our model looks like a traditional classroom, but our idea is to create a class that teaches empathy and helps teachers step into the shoes of their students. We started with the focus on special education teachers - we can recreate what it's like for a student to take a class with a specific learning disability. This could also be used for the many psychology students at TC. Teachers College students can step into the classroom and put themselves in the shoes of their potential patients - what is it like to be a student with ADHD?
We don't think tec...
Team Hui Soo, Pranav, Demetri, Sharon
As we all know Curiosity, the United States' most recent Mars bound rover, has survived the 253 earth days space trip to Mars. This $2.5 billion dollar SUV sized rover was sent to Mars to essentially help us better understand the condition of our neighboring Martian planet, and investigate the environment to see if such a planet is habitable for humans in the future.
Curiosity was the seventh of thirteen mars bound spacecraft to land on Martian soil. Traveling at 22,000 mph on a 350,000,000-mile long course, it was feared the...
November 14, 2013's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team
1. Universities endeavor to make data science attractive.
Full story from Fast Company
2. Look at (but don't touch) the user interface of the future.
This is my second post on my new series concerning environmental psychology. Music plays a part in how some of us get through the day. According to Social Statics, 51% of people listen to music every day. In my Psychology class, we conducted an experiment where we measured the heart rate of students listening to various songs. The experiment concluded that students who listened to high tempo songs, had a higher heart rate than students who listened to slow tempo songs.
Since there is a high volume of people listening t...