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Featured Projects
Some of our most ambitious ventures to date.
Rhizr (formerly mSCHOOL)
EdLab is making a major commitment to the mSchooling agenda. mSchooling refers to those activities related to the ongoing transition of the educational sector from the industrial era to the information era. In this transformation, schooling will move from being an industrial era institution with all of the concrete operations that characterize organizations that grew up when the dominant organizational form was the factory (or the factory-emulating bureaucracy) to being a concept for a new generation of educational and learning facilities. The “...
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Vialogues
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...
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Collaborations
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...
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Collaboration Opportunities at EdLab

EdLab Seminars

EdLab Seminars bring speakers from around the corner and around the world to the Gottesman Libraries in a c...

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Gottesman Libraries Art Commission
The Gottesman Libraries offers funding, exhibition space, and support to artists who explore the intersections between education, technology...
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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...
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ResearchBroker

ResearchBroker aims to connect researchers at Teachers College, Columbia University with the companies and organizations who are looking ...

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Digital Publishing
Content created and adapted to fit a digital world.
Launching E-Journals
EdLab's Publishing Team develops and supports a handful of systems for online publishing. From home-grow systems to third-party, open source...
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After Ed TV
In July 2007, EdLab, in partnership with the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College, launched a video channel on the web.
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Pressible

Pressible was a library publishing project that supported scholarly communication from 2010 to 2019. As a forked and customized Wo...

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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 ...
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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...
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EdLab Review
EdLab Review provides online reviews of new products in the field of education. The reviews appear on
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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New Learning Times Book Series
New Learning Times: The Transformation of Education in the Information Age> Series Editors: Gary Natriello (gjn6@columbia.edu) an...
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Library Initiatives
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...
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PocketKnowledge
EdLab designed and developed an innovative digital archive driven by user participation. The
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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...
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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...
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Networked Education Database
EdLab pioneered the first open, automated, and ongoing classroom-level education data collection project in the country. The Networked Educa...
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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...
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New Learning Times

The New Learning Times (NLT) was a library publishing project that highlighted new ideas f...

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Launch Pad
The Launch Pad project will encompass a set of activities designed to address the challenge of launching new educational products, services,...
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Library Knowledge Base
The library knowledge base project created an online database of questions and answers about library policies and procedures. The
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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...
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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...

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DocDel Plus
The DocDel Plus project added new functionality to the platform used to deliver e-reserves and other documents for patrons of the Gottesman ...
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PocketKnowledge Viewer
The PocketKnowledge Viewer project designed and developed an image v...
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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...
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The Voice
The Voice is a video series that features authors of articles in the Teachers College Record discussing their work. It appears on a weekly ...
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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...
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Survey Sidekick
Survey Sidekick is an online survey creation tool that provides just-in-time instruction in good survey research practices. The tool is des...
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mPress
The mPress project will create a publishing application integrated within the mSchool framework by building on the work of the
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New Learning Spaces
Alternative environments defy expectations of education.
Edit Jam
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...
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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...
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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...
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NY2NO Documentary
The New York to New Orleans Project: Film Shorts and Feature-length Documentary Overview “I've never felt like I was...
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Formerly Fluensee
The project formerly known as Fluency created an iPhone application that takes photos of signs with text and provides translations in the de...
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Math Maze
Math Maze is an adaptive math game for young children developed for the iPhone. Growing out of a revie...
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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...
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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...
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TC101
At the request of the President and the Provost of Teachers College the EdLab designed and developed the TC101 project to provide online mat...
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CEOI/TCI Transition
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...
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School Redesign
School Redesign is a video series focusing on generating ideas for the redesign of classrooms and schools. Two seasons of shows were produc...
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Adaptive Learning Opportunities
The Adaptive Learning Opportunities Project is conducted a comprehensive examination of adaptive tools and practices for teaching and learni...
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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...
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Online Learning
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...
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Edfluences
Edfluences is a social learning platform that aims to merge effective content and instructional delivery with social interactions, which are...
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Ednode
Ednode is an intelligent recommendation and search tool that enables users of online communities to efficien...
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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...

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Understanding Fiscal Responsibility
With concern growing about the national debt, educators are being called upon to include it as a curriculum topic.
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Teaching the Levees

Teachers College created a curriculum to support teachers using the case of Hurricane Katrina as touchstone for lessons about democratic ...

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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...
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Disaster Preparedness
Preparing to respond to disasters has become a necessity in modern societies. The EdLab is working with the
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...

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Blackboard

The Gottesman Library adopted the Blackboard Learning Management System to support experimentation and innovation in online learning at T...

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Research
Ongoing analyses within our areas of expertise.
Arthur Levine on the Future of Ed Schools
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AERA Conference Blog (2006)
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Online Publishing Mini-Course
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Joe Krajcik on Bringing Intellect and Innovation into the K-12 Science Classroom
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Library Design Event with Matt Taylor
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The Next Stage of the Library Renovation
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Edward Bakst on Encouraging Creativity and Innovation
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Ulises Mejías on Social Agency in a Digital World
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Tony Cline on Trends in Technology and Society
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Barbara Tversky on Graphics and Diagrams
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Arthur Levine Tribute Video
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Edmund W. Gordon Documentary
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Henry Levin Discussion on Educational Entrepreneurism
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PocketKnowledge Claymation Commercial
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What is an Edit Jam? (Book)
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Design Processes Presentation by Pravin Sathe and Erin Murphy
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Telling Stories with Data: Presentation by Pravin Sathe
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Gary Natriello on EdLab's Foundational Projects
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Learning Personalization and Discovery
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Working Papers
Preliminary explorations into complex fields of study.
Psychology Type and Asynchronous Written Dialogue in Adult Learning
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Modest Changes, Revolutionary Possibilities: Distance Learning and the Future of Education
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Beyond Courses: The Search for New Forms of Education Online
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Data Sharing: A Workshop on Understanding and Promoting Knowledge Accumulation in Education
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An Online Journal as a Virtual Learning Environment
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The Middle Way: The Very Low Cost Model for Scholarly Publishing
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Strong Ties, Weak Ties: Relational Dimensions of Learning Settings
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Data Mining Journals and Books: Using the Science of Networks to Uncover the Structure of the Educational Research Community
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Bridging the Second Digital Divide: What Can Sociologists of Education Contribute?
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Rethinking the Organization and Effects of Schooling: The Post-Industrial Conundrum
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Using eLearning Systems to Scale-Up Educational Research
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Using Social Network Analysis to Highlight an Emerging Online Community of Practice
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Learning in Libraries
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Second Look: A Research Platform for Second Life
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Does Web 2.0 Matter? Investigating How Learning Environment Design Affects User Community Engagement
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Teaching the Levees: Creating an Online Resource to Facilitate Democratic Discourse and Civic Engagement
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Evaluating User-Generated Educational Multimedia in Web 2.0 Environments: The Case of TeacherTube
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Event Material
Supporting readings and resources from past events.
Teaching & Learning Network
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PocketKnowledge: Design and Implementation of FAQs and Context-Specific Help
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PocketKnowledge: Creating Historical and Practical Pockets
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Collaboration Support System: Fall 2005 Semester Report
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Seminar on the Future of Libraries: Progress Report
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NED Presentation
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