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4 years ago
Dr. Marian Mahat is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne where she manages research activities for the Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change (ILETC) project. Across Australia and New Zealand for the l...
4 years ago
Nirmal Mukhi leads a research and design team at IBM focused on applying AI to education. Much of his work surrounds the Watson Tutor, a personalized, conversational system that uses Socratic dialog to improve student engagement with and mastery of learning content. Nirmal Mukhi joi...
5 years ago
Josh Allen began his career teaching kindergarten abroad in a completely analog classroom; flashcards, a laminator and a weekly visit to the local print shop were as high tech as it got. And while he felt students were making positive gains, they were lacking a real voice in the classroom and choice in their learning. Today, Josh is an Education Associate at
5 years ago
Young students are spending more time in front of screens and less time reading. Not surprisingly, today two-thirds of students entering the 4th grade in this country demonstrate below-expected reading levels. MoxieReader was developed not only to motivate young students to read but also to provide reading plans for studen...
5 years ago
In addition to being the 2017 Strange Junior Faculty Prize recipient, Dr. Nathan Holbert is an Assistant Professor of Communication, Media and Learning Technologies Design in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University. After founding the S...
5 years ago
Millenials are at a particular disadvantage when it comes to financial literacy and security. Young adults ages 19 into their late 30s are making 20% less than their parents did at that age. Factor in student loans, credit card debt, the cost of living in major cities to better access the high concentration of jobs in urban areas, not to mention an overwhelming dearth of personal f...
5 years ago
Gerri Burton of Bronxville, New York graduated from Barnard College before founding the independent global consultancy, New Learning Ventures in 2003. Since then, NLV has since expanded, boasting offices in New York, San Diego, and even overseas in Dubai. Burton’s company looks at education on what she refers to as a "preK to gray" scale and provides societal-scale change managemen...
5 years ago
Not all online courses are created equal. And while it is the fastest growing segment in higher education, many colleges and universities still struggle to design compelling and effective courses on the web. For the last decade, Noodle Partners has been working to reinvent how higher ed happens online. Chief Academic Officer, Melora Sundt visited EdLab in December of 2017 to outlin...
5 years ago
David Williamson Shaffer is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Educational Psychology. Following the publication of his book, Quantitative Ethnography in April of 2017, Shaffer visited EdLab to present two keys tools for modeling complex thinking and discuss the challenges and...
5 years ago
Believe it or not, the K-12 classroom design has remained unchanged since the Civil War. Inspired by this startling fact, educators Jane Zhang and Grace O’Shea founded room2learn; a sharing platform and design consultancy committed to transforming 19th century classrooms everywhere into 21st century-ready learning spaces. In Nov...