Teaching the Levees @ NCSS

I am going to be presenting this Friday the EdLab’s work on the Teaching the Levees project at the National Council for the Social Studies with a few members of TC’s Social Studies Program. I’m looking forward to seeing the keynote by Sandra Day O’Connor (at least I think I am- I haven’t been following her activities very closely recently). Below you will find the slides from our presentation- should be interesting!

Consumption in Second Life

I am currently working on a project for the Consumer Behavior course I am taking at Columbia Business School which looks to understand the factors that influence consumption in Second Life. Unfortunately, I have no data yet (this should be the mantra for all research projects related to Second Life!). However, with some hard work over the next few weekends, I will by the end of the semester.

Information Policy

I’ve completed my section of the course I am co-teaching this term (the Information Policy section of the Public Policy and Education course at Teachers College). I’m posting my Powerpoint slides for anyone who might be interested.

It’s Fall Again

The fall term is here and I am realizing how incredibly busy I’m going to be. I’m presenting at the AOIR in October, NCSS in November, teaching the Education and Public Policy Course, taking Consumer Behavior course at the Columbia Business School, taking the CCTE Colloquium, taking the GMAT (because the world can always use another MBA!) and of course working at the EdLab. I think when I reach Christmas I will just eat my turkey and fall asleep for awhile…

Take My Course

Come take the course I am co-teaching: Education and Public Policy (HUDF 4000) at Teachers College. It is being offered on Mondays from 5:10-6:50 pm. For my 3-week section of the course, I will be focusing on the intersection of information policy and educational policy. In particular, we will be investigating how broad flows and presentations of information are being shaped by various public and private entities and the impact of such information on learning opportunities for individuals. We have lots of interactive activities planned and some cutting-edge readings on the subject, including Sandra Braman’s book, Change of State: Information, Policy, and Power

Outdoorsy Summer

Although this summer for me has been rather outdoorsy (second trip to Harriman State Park and lots of running in LA), it hasn’t been all fun in the sun. I just recently presented at the CSCL 2007 conference at Rutgers, which was a great opportunity because of all the good questions we received. Hopefully more thought-provoking conferences are to come!