Technology Integration and Publishing

Past Projects: Technology Integration and Publishing

The Eiffel Project

The goal of this project, funded by a five-year U.S. Department of Education Technology Innovation Challenge Grant (1996-2001), was to develop and implement a high profile, large-scale technology learning challenge–the Eiffel Project–that would demonstrate that the small schools reform movement, empowered with advanced media, could break the constraints of the traditional school, thereby enabling all children to achieve unprecedented levels of excellence. The project was a collaboration between the Institute for Learning Technologies, the Center for Collaborative Education, and the New York City Board of Education. The project director was Dr. Robbie McClintock.

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North Hudson Electronic Education Empowerment Project

The North Hudson Electronic Education Empowerment Project (NHEEEP) was a five-year (1998-2003) effort, funded by a Title III Technology Literacy Challenge Grant, to create a state-wide consortium that focused on promoting compelling and effective educational opportunities for children and teachers in resource-challenged areas of the New York State. In addition to ILT, the NHEEEP consortium members included theHudson Falls Central Schools; over 26 North-Hudson area public school districts; four independent schools; the WSWHE Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES); a literacy foundation; numerous small business and corporate concerns; two public libraries; more than 25 scientific research facilities and conservation centers; a variety of community-based organizations, three museums, and seventeen affiliated chambers of commerce. The project directors were Greg Partch and Kelly Corder.

Harlem Renaissance 2001 (HR2K1)

In this project, ILT partnered with the Abyssinian Development Corporation to provide the Harlem community with access to the educational, cultural, civic and socioeconomic opportunities that new information technologies were making possible. The project developed free state-of-the-art technology centers across Harlem; provided workshops for adults and students; and developed the first virtual tour of Harlem. Partners included Rheedlen Employment and Technology Center, Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem School of the Arts, Harlem YMCA, Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center, Dance Theater of Harlem, National Black Theater, Playing To Win, University of Missouri Advanced Technology Center, Horizon Live Distance Learning, the Employment Channel, Manhattan Neighborhood Networks, and Cablevision. The project director was Bruce Lincoln.

Harlem Environmental Access Project (HEAP)

This pilot program, funded by a TIIAP grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in 1995, was designed to connect the information resources and expertise of Columbia University and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) with students and teachers in five schools and one public library in the New York City Economic Empowerment Zone. The project director was Dr. Robbie McClintock.


Digital Dante Project

The Digital Dante Project is an online, multimedia Dante-related academic resource that combines traditional elements of scholarly research with new communication and presentation possibilities enabled by networked digital technologies. It includes annotated translations of Dante’s work, an image library, and many other resources. The project director was Dr. Jennifer Hogan.

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New Deal Network

New Deal Network is an online educational guide to the Great Depression of the 1930s. Originally sponsored by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and developed by the Institute for Learning Technologies at Teachers College, Columbia University, NDN seeks to make the most of the interactive, communications and publication capacities of the Internet, bringing together many institutions and individuals in the ongoing construction of the site and helping stimulate students and historians throughout the United States to rediscover and document the human and material legacy of the New Deal. NDN was funded in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional funding from IBM, the Open Society Institute, and the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute. In 1997, the site was selected by the NEH’s EdSITEment project as one of the finest humanities sites on the Web. In 1999 it received the American Association for History and Computing’s prize for the year’s best Multimedia History Project. The project director was Thomas Thurston.

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Seneca Village

This website was developed by ILT in collaboration with the New-York Historical Society. It is based in large part on the book The Park and the People: A History of Central Park by Roy Rosenzweig and Elizabeth Blackmar, as well as on materials from the Historical Society’s exhibit on Seneca Village, mounted in 1997. The website includes narrative and images, including many primary documents (prints, maps, photographs, church records), and a curriculum unit (Reconstructing Seneca Village) that uses these documents to explore the history of the village. A key feature of the website was a census of the village, developed from the manuscript 1855 New York State census, that was searchable by name, age, gender, race, etc. The project director was Dr. Susan Lowes.

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