Book Talk: Handbook of Research on Mobile Learning in Contemporary Classrooms, with Dominic Mentor & Contributors, Monday, 10/24, 4-5:30pm

In recognition of the work of Teachers College faculty and alumni, we are pleased to offer the following book talks in October:

  • Handbook of Research on Mobile Learning in Contemporary Classrooms, with Dominic Mentor & Contributors, Monday, 10/24, 4-5:30pm


  • On Monday, October 24th we will host a panel discussion of the newly published Handbook of Research on Mobile Learning in Contemporary Classrooms, (IGI, 2016) with Dominic Mentor and contributing authors. This book "expounds the current research on m-learning and strategies to leverage mobile devices in educational contexts. It also addresses the importance of communication, community, and mobility in modern classrooms, while offering a comprehensive overview of the theory and pedagogy associated with this new technology." (Publisher's Description) Topics include: app based teaching; M-learning in K-12 and work environments; mobile activism, gaming, journalism, and learning; and wearable technology.

    Dominic Mentor, editor and contributing author of the Handbook of Research on Mobile Learning in Contemporary Classrooms, is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University who came to the USA from South Africa on a Fulbright scholarship. He serves as a senior leader of a corporate facing, talent development non-profit and won the Workforce Magazine 2014 Optimas Gold and the 2015 Blended ELearning Award from the International E-Learning Association for his vision and innovation. He initiated and co-designed the USA’s first mLearning course, and a social media fellowship for the NY Mayor's Office of Adult Education. Dominic’s previous publications include the first chapter in Tablets in K-12 Education: Integrated Experiences and Implication (2015), a chapter in the Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior (2014), a book review published in Teachers College Record (2010) of New Tech, New Ties: How Mobile Communication Is Reshaping Social Cohesion, an article in Educause Quarterly (2011) titled "Supporting student success with social connectedness via texting", and a book review of Students' Experiences of E-learning in Higher Education: The Ecology of Sustainable Innovation published in TC Record (2010), as well as an Educause journal (2010) article titled, "Stating the Case for Mobile Phone Learning".

    Matthew X. Curinga is Associate Professor of Educational Technology at Adelphi University. He is a software developer, digital media scholar, and the founder the graduate program in educational technology at Adelphi. He is a veteran of the New York City tech start-up scene, where he was co-founder and CTO of mobile software developer Crisp Wireless, and the lead software engineer at IAG Research (acquired by Nielsen), where he designed and developed market research data-intelligence products. His academic research is concerned with the politics of software design, especially in regards to instructional design and learning technologies. He holds an EdD in Instructional Technology & Media and MA in Computing & Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

    Jamie Krenn holds a PhD in Educational Psychology: Cognitive Studies from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also holds three masters degrees in developmental and cognitive psychologies as well as a Bachelor of Science in Art Therapy. She is the Chief Learning Officer at CoHatchery, a NYC co-working space with onsite childcare. Dr. Krenn is also currently overseeing a masters program at Teachers College, Columbia University entitled “Children’s Media: Analysis & Evaluation.” Finally, she is also a contributor to :30 Second Mom, a stream-based mobile website and app tied into the leading social networks whose goal is to provide mobile moms with quick and helpful tips in about 30 seconds or less - delivered straight to mobile phones. In the past, Dr. Krenn has been a Research Assistant for the Little Einstein Series, which appeared on the Disney Playhouse as well a Psychological Research Consultant for Miscellaneous Media, which produced such popular programs as MTV’s True Life. Her research interest includes the socio-emotional effects of media, children's educational television, and culinary cognition.

    Reshan Richards is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Math, Science, and Technology department at Teachers College, Columbia University and Chief Learning Officer at Explain Everything, which he co-founded. Reshan also teaches Startup 101, an entrepreneurship course for graduating seniors at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ, and is the co-author of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off (Wiley/Jossey-Bass). An Apple Distinguished Educator and member of Mensa, Reshan has an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University, an Ed.M in Learning and Teaching from Harvard University, and a B.A. in Music from Columbia University.

    Please rsvp with your details by Friday, October 21st.

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    Where: 306 Russell

  • Remixing the Classroom: Toward an Open Philosophy of Music Education, with Randall Allsup & Guests, Tuesday, 10/11, 5-7pm


  • Join Professor Randall Allsup and Teachers College music students in a performance-based discussion of Remixing the Classroom: Toward an Open Philosophy of Music Education (Indiana University Press, 2016).

    "In a delightfully self-conscious philosophical "mashup," Randall provides alternatives for the traditional master-apprentice teaching model that has characterized music education for centuries. By providing examples across the arts and humanities, Randall promotes a vision of education that is open, changing,and adventurous at heart. He contends that the imperative of growth at the core of all teaching and learning relationships is made richer, though less certain, when it is fused with a student's self-initiated quest. In this way, the formal study of music turns from an education in teacher-centered craft and moves into larger and more complicated fields of exploration. Through vivid stories and evocative prose, Randall advocates for an open, quest-driven teaching model that has repercussions for music education and the humanities more generally."
    -- Publisher's Description

    Randall Everett Allsup is Associate Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is past chair of the International Society for the Philosophy of Music Education (ISPME) and the Philosophy Special Research Interest Group (SRIG) of the Music Education Research Council.

    This book talk is co-sponsored by the Department of Arts and Humanities. Please rsvp by Monday, October 10th.

    Where: 435 Horace Mann (relocated)

  • We Are an African People, with Russell Rickford, Monday, 10/17, 4-5:30pm


  • Please join us on Monday, October 17th, as Dr. Russell Rickford of Cornell University speaks on his latest book, We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2016).

    "During the height of the Black Power movement of the late 1960s and 1970s, dozens of Pan African nationalist private schools, from preschools to post-secondary ventures, appeared in urban settings across the United States. The small, independent enterprises were often accused of teaching hate and were routinely harassed by authorities. Yet these institutions served as critical mechanisms for transmitting black consciousness. Founded by activist-intellectuals and other radicalized veterans of the civil rights movement, the schools strove not simply to bolster the academic skills and self-esteem of inner-city African-American youth but also to decolonize minds and foster a vigorous and regenerative sense of African identity.

    In We Are An African People, historian Russell Rickford traces the intellectual lives of these autonomous black institutions, established dedicated to pursuing the self-determination that the integrationist civil rights movement had failed to provide. Influenced by Third World theorists and anticolonial campaigns, organizers of the schools saw formal education as a means of creating a vanguard of young activists devoted to the struggle for black political sovereignty throughout the world. Most of the institutions were short-lived, and they offered only modest numbers of children a genuine alternative to substandard, inner-city public schools. Yet their stories reveal much about Pan Africanism as a social and intellectual movement and as a key part of an indigenous black nationalism."
    -- Publisher's Description

    Russell Rickford is Associate Professor of History at Cornell University where he teaches courses entitled, "African-American Politics and Identity Beyond U.S. Borders" and "African American History From 1865". He is the author of We Are An African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2016), Betty Shabazz: A Remarkable Story of Survival and Faith Before and After Malcolm X (Sourcebooks, 2003), the co-author of Spoken Soul: The Story of Black English (John Wiley, 2000), and the editor of Beyond Boundaries: The Manning Marable Reader (Paradigm, 2011).

    Dr. Rickford spoke in Ithaca this summer at Black Lives Matter.

    This book talk is part of The Educating Harlem Lecture Series, which is co-sponsored by the Program in History and Education and Institute for Urban and Minority Education.

    Please rsvp and/or e-mail histanded@tc.columbia.edu with your interest by Friday, October 14th.

    Where: 306 Russell





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