Some of our most ambitious ventures to date.
Rhizr (formerly mSCHOOL)
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is a collection of learning opportunities linked together to support serendipitous discovery. It borrows from the metaphor of a rhizome, a structure of roots and nodes that grow nonhierarchically and randomly beneath a plant. It presents multimedia content in a 4-column, card-based structure, and can be "played through" as a series of "node" views.
EdLab is making a major commitment to the mSchooling agenda. mSchooling refers to those activities related to the ongoing transitio...
Vialogues leverages videos for learning by adding group interaction as part of the viewing experience. Individuals watching a specific video can create vialogues, which are focused discussion environments that include comments time-coded to different parts of the video. In learning environments, teachers can post comments to scaffold the video content or to perform formative assessment of student understanding. They can also elicit questions about the video from students and engage in conversation asynchronously. As a result, videos can be used more effe...Read More
Opportunities to create unique learning experiences, together.
EdLab Seminar Series
The EdLab Seminar is an ongoing forum for dialog about everything that is potentially of interest to the lab. Members of EdLab use this foru...Read More
Collaboration Opportunities at EdLab
EdLab Seminars bring speakers from around the corner and around the world to the Gottesman Libraries in a c...
Gottesman Libraries Art Commission
The Gottesman Libraries offers funding, exhibition space, and support to artists who explore the intersections between education, technology...Read More
EdLab Scholars Program
The purpose of the EdLab Scholars Program is to offer individuals with advanced experience in the field of education (or related fields) the...Read More
ResearchBroker aims to connect researchers at Teachers College, Columbia University with the companies and organizations who are looking ...
Content created and adapted to fit a digital world.
EdLab's Publishing Team develops and supports a handful of systems for online publishing. From home-grow systems to third-party, open source...Read More
After Ed TV
In July 2007, EdLab, in partnership with the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College, launched a video channel on the web. Read More
Pressible was a library publishing project that supported scholarly communication from 2010 to 2019. As a forked and customized Wo...
Trends in Ed (TIE)
EdLab has created several blog publications as part of its experiments in online publishing. Trends in Ed (TIE) is a blog appearing both on ...Read More
Your Permanent Record (YPR)
Your Permanent Record? (YPR?) is an experimental, teacher-support podcast recorded at the EdLab. YPR? aims to create a reflective and suppor...Read More
EdLab Review provides online reviews of new products in the field of education. The reviews appear on Read More
EdLab Research Digest
The EdLab Research Digest reports on new research articles in education and technology with special relevance to the major areas of the EdLa...Read More
Automated Author Feedback Tool (AAFT)
The Automated Author Feedback Tool (AAFT) provides real-time machine generated feedback to authors submitting papers to the Teachers College...Read More
Teachers College Record Redesign
This project developed a new design for the Teachers College Record online publishing site. The new design was partially implemented as par...Read More
Conflict Resolution Videos
This project produced a series of four short videos introducing Professor Peter Coleman and his approach to conflict resolution in diverse s...Read More
New Learning Times Book Series
New Learning Times:
The Transformation of Education in the Information Age>
Series Editors: Gary Natriello (firstname.lastname@example.org) an...Read More
Bold experiments fuse core offerings with emerging technology.
Collaboration Support System
The Collaboration Support System (CSS) is a web application designed to foster enhanced collaborative experiences among the students and fac...Read More
EdLab designed and developed an innovative digital archive driven by user participation. The Read More
Media Design Center at the Gottesman Libraries
EdLab founded and supports a Media Design Center (MDC) that serves as a resource for the creation of multimedia products for faculty, studen...Read More
Multimedia Exhibitions at the Gottesman Libraries
With the goal of creating a unique exhibition program, EdLab established new exhibition space at Teachers College. EdLab invites artists, ed...Read More
Networked Education Database
EdLab pioneered the first open, automated, and ongoing classroom-level education data collection project in the country. The Networked Educa...Read More
Teachers College Record
Average time to publication in academic journals is woefully slow. Because of this, research that aims to impact policy is often published t...Read More
New Learning Times
The New Learning Times
(NLT) was a library publishing project that highlighted new ideas f...
The Launch Pad project will encompass a set of activities designed to address the challenge of launching new educational products, services,...Read More
Library Knowledge Base
The library knowledge base project created an online database of questions and answers about library policies and procedures. The Read More
New York State School Finance Reform Archive
The Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) v. State of New York case is the defining legal action for contemporary school finance policy in New Yo...Read More
TC Route Finder
The TC Route Finder project designed and developed a complete geographic directory of the Teachers College campus and a system for routin...
The DocDel Plus project added new functionality to the platform used to deliver e-reserves and other documents for patrons of the Gottesman ...Read More
The PocketKnowledge Viewer project designed and developed an image v...
Journal Article Recommendation System (JARS)
The Journal Article Recommendation System (JARS) identifies related journal content relevant to the query made by a user and provides a link...Read More
The Voice is a video series that features authors of articles in the Teachers College Record discussing their work. It appears on a weekly ...Read More
Pundit - Intelligent Recommender of Courses
Pundit is a course recommendation and search tool. The alpha prototype employs a novel combination of data retrieval and data mining approac...Read More
Survey Sidekick is an online survey creation tool that provides just-in-time instruction in good survey research practices. The tool is des...Read More
The mPress project will create a publishing application integrated within the mSchool framework by building on the work of the Read More
New Learning Spaces
Alternative environments defy expectations of education.
Edit Jam is a confluence of imaginative minds at the EdLab Design Center. We use both analog and digital tools — such as computers, the turn...Read More
The Learning Opportunities Laboratory
This project will create a new course that will operate as a laboratory for the design and development of infrastructures to support learnin...Read More
Your Summer Learning Contest
Your Summer Learning Contest (2008) aims to promote thinking about learning. We are inviting 13 to 22 year-olds to create videos that demons...Read More
The New York to New Orleans Project:
Film Shorts and Feature-length Documentary
“I've never felt like I was...Read More
The project formerly known as Fluency created an iPhone application that takes photos of signs with text and provides translations in the de...Read More
Math Maze is an adaptive math game for young children developed for the iPhone. Growing out of a revie...
The Media Show
The Media Show is a web video series designed to teach media literacy, video production, and viral media development. The show has been use...Read More
Teachers College Health Conceptual Framework
At the request of the Dean of Teachers College, the EdLab conducted research on the future of programs in health education and drafted a con...Read More
At the request of the President and the Provost of Teachers College the EdLab designed and developed the TC101 project to provide online mat...Read More
At the request of the President and Provost of Teachers College the EdLab undertook a complete review of the operations of the Center for Ed...Read More
School Redesign is a video series focusing on generating ideas for the redesign of classrooms and schools. Two seasons of shows were produc...Read More
Adaptive Learning Opportunities
The Adaptive Learning Opportunities Project is conducted a comprehensive examination of adaptive tools and practices for teaching and learni...Read More
The Strage Prize Competition
At the request of the Vice President for Development and External Affairs of Teachers College, EdLab designed and manages the Strage Prize C...Read More
Foundational projects that support self-directed, informal learning.
Sociology of Online Learning
This Teachers College course consists of seven class sessions, and will be an exploration of the social dimensions of online learning. Stude...Read More
Edfluences is a social learning platform that aims to merge effective content and instructional delivery with social interactions, which are...Read More
is an intelligent recommendation and search tool that enables users of online communities to efficien...
Let Freedom Swing
In anticipation of Barack Obama's inauguration in January 2009, Jazz at Lincoln Center organized a series of concerts at the Kennedy Cent...
Understanding Fiscal Responsibility
With concern growing about the national debt, educators are being called upon to include it as a curriculum topic. Read More
Teaching the Levees
Teachers College created a curriculum to support teachers using the case of Hurricane Katrina as touchstone for lessons about democratic ...
HBO Watch It and Learn
EdLab partnered with HBO and Time Warner to create a program called “Watch it and Learn!” which provided access to films and teaching materi...Read More
Preparing to respond to disasters has become a necessity in modern societies. The EdLab is working with the Read More
Discussion Forum Analyzer Tool
EdLab designed and developed the Discussion Forum Analyzer Tool (DFAT) for the Moodle Learning System. By mining user-submitted content and...Read More
TC Assets Courses
EdLab has developed a series of online courses that organize a variety of content assets created at Teachers College to provide foundational...Read More
Supporting Early Career Teachers through Online Resources (SECTtOR)
At the request of the Provost and President of Teachers College, EdLab produced a design event to mobilize key individuals at Teachers Colle...Read More
Master Class/Young Arts
There is a growing interest in supporting schools to provide students with an education in the arts. EdLab is collaborating with faculty ...
The Gottesman Library adopted the Blackboard Learning Management System to support experimentation and innovation in online learning at T...
Ongoing analyses within our areas of expertise.
Arthur Levine on the Future of Ed SchoolsRead More
AERA Conference Blog (2006)Read More
Online Publishing Mini-CourseRead More
Joe Krajcik on Bringing Intellect and Innovation into the K-12 Science ClassroomRead More
Library Design Event with Matt TaylorRead More
The Next Stage of the Library RenovationRead More
Edward Bakst on Encouraging Creativity and InnovationRead More
Ulises Mejías on Social Agency in a Digital WorldRead More
Tony Cline on Trends in Technology and SocietyRead More
Barbara Tversky on Graphics and DiagramsRead More
Arthur Levine Tribute VideoRead More
Edmund W. Gordon DocumentaryRead More
Henry Levin Discussion on Educational EntrepreneurismRead More
PocketKnowledge Claymation CommercialRead More
What is an Edit Jam? (Book)Read More
Design Processes Presentation by Pravin Sathe and Erin MurphyRead More
Telling Stories with Data: Presentation by Pravin SatheRead More
Gary Natriello on EdLab's Foundational ProjectsRead More
Learning Personalization and DiscoveryRead More
Preliminary explorations into complex fields of study.
Psychology Type and Asynchronous Written Dialogue in Adult LearningRead More
Modest Changes, Revolutionary Possibilities: Distance Learning and the Future of EducationRead More
Beyond Courses: The Search for New Forms of Education OnlineRead More
Data Sharing: A Workshop on Understanding and Promoting Knowledge Accumulation in EducationRead More
An Online Journal as a Virtual Learning EnvironmentRead More
The Middle Way: The Very Low Cost Model for Scholarly PublishingRead More
Strong Ties, Weak Ties: Relational Dimensions of Learning SettingsRead More
Data Mining Journals and Books: Using the Science of Networks to Uncover the Structure of the Educational Research CommunityRead More
Bridging the Second Digital Divide: What Can Sociologists of Education Contribute?Read More
Rethinking the Organization and Effects of Schooling: The Post-Industrial ConundrumRead More
Using eLearning Systems to Scale-Up Educational ResearchRead More
Using Social Network Analysis to Highlight an Emerging Online Community of PracticeRead More
Learning in LibrariesRead More
Second Look: A Research Platform for Second LifeRead More
Does Web 2.0 Matter? Investigating How Learning Environment Design Affects User Community EngagementRead More
Teaching the Levees: Creating an Online Resource to Facilitate Democratic Discourse and Civic EngagementRead More
Evaluating User-Generated Educational Multimedia in Web 2.0 Environments: The Case of TeacherTubeRead More
Supporting readings and resources from past events.
Teaching & Learning NetworkRead More
PocketKnowledge: Design and Implementation of FAQs and Context-Specific HelpRead More
PocketKnowledge: Creating Historical and Practical PocketsRead More
Collaboration Support System: Fall 2005 Semester ReportRead More
Seminar on the Future of Libraries: Progress ReportRead More
NED PresentationRead More