For this assignment, I chose not to use the ITP floor as a starting point since it was a little bit limiting. I wanted to have a blank canvas for my ideal space. I can’t draw well so I have resorted to pictures and lists in order to convey what this space would look like. [...]
This assignment has been a rather difficult one for me to grapple with since the community aspect of education is likely the most difficult part of the problem. It is very difficult to create a sense of community on the internet and people tend not to follow any rules or guidelines on the internet, in [...]
Recently, I’ve found that I have been going to more educational events outside of NYU. I attended the Entrepreneurs Fest at NYU, which was a great learning experience and taught me many lessons about the startup world. I’ve been taking a Ruby on Rails class at General Assembly. That’s in addition to daily learning experiences [...]
For this assignment I decided to give Popcorn.js a shot: kaminsky-itp.herokuapp.com. I used some pre-existing video from General Assembly. I added a few notes as well as a Twitter feed that searches the hashtag #MakingSomethingPeopleLove (the name of the video). It’s just a simple way to see what conversations people are having on Twitter after [...]
The video content that I uploaded for this week was one of my favorite classes at GA: Making Something People Love (https://sites.google.com/a/nyu.edu/oef2). I uploaded this class because it sparked my idea for the final project: a site that keeps track of learning experiences in all aspects of life; not just online education, but traditional classrooms [...]
Here is the very, very basic site I created: https://sites.google.com/a/nyu.edu/oef2/. Anyone can start a topic in the forum and discuss whatever class they want. Below that is class central which is a very helpful site that keeps track of upcoming MOOCs so I figured I would embed it.
Right now I’m interested in two different project ideas. The first is a simple video chat room specifically for people in MOOCs where they can discuss the content that they are learning. It would help the socialization aspect of online learning and it seems like the websites aren’t integrating this sort of feature into their [...]
The MOOCs that I tried out were Coursera, Udacity, and CodeAcademy. My favorite out of the three is Udacity, to the point where I’m very likely to finish the entire course that I started. I started out with the Intro to Web Development with Reddit and Hipmunk co-founder Steve Huffman. That was the thing that [...]