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For many years tech gurus have expressed certainty that the internet would be the saving grace of productivity and ultimately lead us to a more fruitful future. However, now, robotics, and not cyberspace are seen as the key to a more nimble, fast-paced society. This recent article in The Telegraph nicely l...
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At last night's Oscars ceremony, more than fancy dresses, awkward moments and enviable acting talent were on display. Apple debuted their new iPad Air ad and the value of mobile learning took center stage. With audio from director, Martin Scorsese's recent graduation speech at NYU, the short piece further put learning front and center as high schoolers sho...
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(Image: Wikipedia) Remote controls are a ubiquitous part of the tech landscape. From Apple TV's to apps on your phone (and everything in-between), there are very few electronic things that are not controllable remotely. But, where did this insistence on controlling from a distance come from? (Apparently Tesla invented the first remote-controlled boat in 1898!!!!) Caetlin Benson-Allott an Associate Professor of English at...
Like other groundbreaking technologies from Xerox to Google... Photoshop attained verb status early on. (As in "did you photoshop that?") Twenty-five years later the photo editing software is still a leading editing resource. However, with a few changes. Namely, a new focus on monthly subscriptions instead of a onetime payment for software (oftentimes over $700 a pop). This switch in pricing is a part of Adobe's attempt to create a more á la carte design "suite" model t...
Instead of my usual hard-copy valentine's, I thought would take a digital approach to wishing you all a happy Valentine's weekend! Science, sci-fi & computer sci style! ;) (Please feel-free to add your favorites too!)
(Image: Huang Yi and KUKA the robot in ‘Huang Yi & KUKA' at 3LD Art & Technology Center (photo by Summer Yen/ discovered in Hyperallergic.com)) While searching for this AM's High Five leads for NewLearningTimes.com, I came across
Fast Company recently published a ranking of "The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Education" and Kaymbu was #10! Check-out Kaymbu founder, Kin Lo's seminar below and today's review of Kaymbu in NewLearningTimes.com (which the Kaymbu team shared on Twitter!)! Also, what do you think of this list? Is anyone missing? Should anyone NOT have been included?
Hi Everyone! Our friends at NYC Media Lab have announced that their next event, Personalizationpalooza! will be held February 26, 2015, from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ HEARST TOWER (very cool house of Hearst Publications). Intrigued? Explore this page for info on registration and a full description of the morning. In the meantime, please find a recap of their posting listed below. From the NYC Media Lab site listing: Hosted by Hearst Corporation and organized by NYC...
This recent video (see vialogue below) features a pro-vaccine leaning exposé re: the vaccine debate. Apparently there are schools in which over 50% of the student population is not vaccinated. This video coverage nicely (and tragically) outlines the dangers of increasing numbers of children going unvaccinated. It seems that this is both a public health issue and an opportunity for institutes of learning to step in and take a stand to protect vulnerable populations under their care. What are your thoughts?
Hi Everyone! Friend of Edlab, Deborah Chang, asked me to share this with the community and I thought the blog may be the perfect venue! I worked as a mentor at a past event and really enjoyed the experience! ****Begin Text**** Startup Weekend EDU is heading back to New York City and we'd love for you to join us. We're looking for passionate designers, developers, educators & entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in improving education opportunities for all. Come learn the basics of founding & launching a successful education product while s...