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Teachers College, Columbia University
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Columbia University

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FEATURES, information and documentaries about education news and research are now free to watch through a new online video channel.

AfterEd is available for visitors to view and download from It hosts everything from live interviews with students and teachers to animation and puppet shows.

Professor Gary Natriello, project director, says: “We are trying to present new, engaging ways of thinking about education.”

Students and teachers from New York and beyond are encouraged to submit ideas and scripts for shows that are either about education or have educational value. There are also plans to hold a contest for contributors in spring.

Natriello adds: “I know everyone says it, but we really are looking for genuine collaboration  – long term partnerships with full participation from students and teachers who contribute to the channel and help us to develop it.”

AfterEd is one of numerous activities created by EdLab, a research, design, and development unit at TC, which aims to interest students and teachers in using the technology infrastructure for PK-16 education in the post-industrial, information-based era.

EdLab also provides a limited number of free summer internships on software development, media design, video production, publishing, and research activities for students and teachers. It also covers these topics through consulting and planning services, multimedia events, seminars, and professional development activities for school teachers and administrators. Costs for these activities vary, and EdLab helps with grant applications where necessary.

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