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Dr. Nick Wasserman Interviewed for Podcast on STEM Education

By • May 15th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Mathematics Education, MST Announcement

Nick Wasserman is an Assistant Professor in the department of Mathematics, Science and Technology, specializing in Mathematics Education. Dr. Wasserman was recently interviewed by Math Ed, a website designed to bring greater visibility and connectedness to mathematics education research, about his recent paper on STEM education. His work is an example of research that attempts [...]

Frank Moretti, Technology Leader and Philosopher, Has Passed Away

By • Feb 5th, 2014 • Category: Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, Lead Story

Published in TC People 7/16/2013 Frank Moretti (Ph.D. ’83), TC Professor of Communications and one of the nation’s leading theorists and practitioners in the use of digital technology in education, passed away in early July after a long illness. He was 69. Moretti co-founded and led the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) [...]

25th Year Faculty Anniversary: Dr. Henry Pollak, Mathematics Education

By • Feb 5th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Mathematics Education

Dr. Henry Pollak, Professor of Mathematics Education, celebrates over 25 years as a visiting professor at TC. He was born in Vienna, Austria, and moved to the US in February of 1940. Dr. Pollak was a professional research mathematician for much of his career. Once he retired from research mathematics he extended his work in [...]

Course Spotlight: “Introduction to Mobile Phone Learning” Dr. Dominic Mentor Ed.D ’11 Instructional Technology & Media and Dr. Nabeel Ahmad Ed.D. ’09 Instructional Technology & Media

By • Sep 16th, 2013 • Category: Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, Lead Story

Dominic and Nabeel, graduates of the CCTE program, are adjunct professors at Teachers College, teaching two courses: Introduction to Mobile Phone Learning in the CCTE program and Cognition and Hand-held Devices in The Human Cognition and Learning program in the Department of Human Development. Over the past four years they have established this mobile learning [...]

Faculty/Program Coordinator Spotlight: Dr. Lalitha Vasudevan, Communication, Computing, and Technology in Education

By • May 27th, 2013 • Category: Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, Lead Story

Dr. Lalitha Vasudevan, Program Coordinator and Associate Professor in the Communication, Computing, and Technology in Education (CCTE) program at TC, is currently teaching Culture, Media, and Education, and Youth Media and Educational Justice. She was born in Kolkata (Calcutta), India and came to the United States when she was four years old. She grew up [...]

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Alexander Karp, Mathematics Education

By • Jan 30th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Mathematics Education

Dr. Alexander Karp is a full professor in the Mathematics Education program, in the Mathematics, Science, and Technology Department. Although traveling a lot, throughout his life he has lived for a long time in two places only: in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he was born and raised, and in New York. As a child he [...]

Spotlight Science Education’s Newest Program – Science and Dental Education Program

By • Jul 31st, 2012 • Category: Lead Story, Science Education

The Science and Dental Medicine Master of Arts program is the newest addition to the Science Education program at Teachers College.  The 32-point M.A. degree in Science and Dental Education serves students whose professional interests are centered in the enhancement of teaching and learning in the fields of oral and dental surgery; based on scientific [...]

Project Rebirth: 10 Years, 5 Lives

By • Apr 16th, 2012 • Category: Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, Lead Story

A 9/11 film’s elegiac tone resonates with those still coping with the emotional remnants of a historic tragedy. by Dino Sossi The arc of news-driven, mass media narratives regretfully tends to mimic the form of the tragedies they cover. Intense in coverage. Short in duration. And unfortunately, after the incident mercifully settles down, sometimes are [...]

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Yoo Kyung Chang

By • Nov 7th, 2011 • Category: Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, Lead Story

The Magical Journey of Dr. Yoo Kyung Chang CCTE’s newest faculty member recounts her circuitous path from Korea all the way to Teachers College. Professor Yoo Kyung Chang has led a life on the move. Communication, Computing and Technology in Education’s (CCTE) newest full-time lecturer is originally from Seoul, South Korea. She earned her BA [...]

Adjunct Spotlight: Dr. Renhong Wang, Science Education

By • Aug 8th, 2011 • Category: Lead Story, Science Education

Dr. Renhong Wang, an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Science Education program, grew up in China and lived there until 1988. As a child in China he worked very hard as a student and really enjoyed school. Dr. Wang wanted to learn everything and even tried to finish the next semester’s coursework during the summer [...]