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Virtual Forest Initiative
Virtual Forest Initiative Partner: Black Rock Forest Consortium- The Virtual Forest Initiative provides a technological framework to support and enhance research, education, and community activities at Black Rock Forest. The framework provides searchable, downloadable forest assets and resources for access, presentation, and use by scientists, educators, and community members. As part of the larger Virtual Forest Initiative, CCNMTL...

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Access: Open to all
Revised: March 2013
Released: May 2009

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MedSafety
MedSafety Partner: Anu Subramony et al.- Department of Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons
MedSafety is a study designed to teach parents and caregivers how to properly give antibiotics to their children, targeting adults with low health literacy. Incorrect dosages of child medication is reported to be as high as 50 percent, and thought to be caused by the complexity of pediatric dosing, confusing...

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Access: Open to all
Released: February 2011

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Virtual Microscopy
Virtual Microscopy Partner: Patrice Spitalnik- College of Physicians and Surgeons
In fall 2007, first-year students in the Sciences Basic to the Practice of Medicine and Dentistry (SBPMD) course participated in a pilot program to test a new virtual microscopy solution that could change the way medical and dental students learn about tissues. In addition to viewing glass slides with traditional...

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Access: Open to all
Released: October 2007

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Brownfield Action 3.0
Brownfield Action 3.0 Partner: Peter Bower- Barnard College
The Brownfield Action simulation is a central component of Professor Peter Bower's Introduction to Environmental Science Course at Barnard College. In this simulation, students are presented with maps, documents, videos, and an extensive network of scientific data to investigate the site of a suspected contaminated land site. They assume the roles of environmental consulting firms contracting with a real estate developer to study the condition of the site and report on the feasibility of commercial construction.

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Access: Private
Revised: August 2007
Released: September 2001

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Sacred Gotham
Sacred Gotham Partner: Courtney Bender- Columbia College
In Courtney Bender's Religion and the City course at Columbia University, maps and mapping technologies help students better conceptualize the impact of larger social trends on religious groups. Students conduct individual research projects on religious sites in Manhattan and investigate how population and economic changes in the city have influenced...

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Access: Columbia only
Released: September 2006

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Virtual Techniques in Dentistry (VirTechs)
Virtual Techniques in Dentistry (VirTechs) Partner: Dory Calev, Stanley Freeman, Richard Lichtenthal, Shantanu Lal- College of Dental Medicine
CCNMTL and the College of Dental Medicine collaborated to create Virtual Techniques in Dentistry (VirTechs). This interactive web-based dental laboratory manual provides students with access to detailed instruction on procedures and treatments. The VirTechs collection includes video demonstrations, instructions, and supplementary materials for learning the dental procedures that are covered...

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Access: Open to all
Released: August 2006

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Spatial Information Design Lab
Spatial Information Design Lab Partner: Laura Kurgan- Architecture, Planning and Preservation
A series of studios taught by Laura Kurgan, the Spatial Information Design Lab is a think- and action-tank at the School of Architecture specializing in the visual display of spatial information about contemporary cities and events. The lab works with data about space -- numeric data combined with narratives and...

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Access: Private
Released: June 2005

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Black Rock Forest Data Capture and Class Integration
Black Rock Forest Data Capture and Class Integration Partner: Bill Schuster- Arts and Sciences
This project is an NSF-funded initiative to modernize the wireless meteorological network of Black Rock Forest to allow real-time access to data over the Internet for use in Columbia courses. Archived and live data from Black Rock has been incorporated into a web-based graphing tool that allows students in Kevin...

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Released: April 2005
Archived, no longer available.
Image Annotation Tool
Image Annotation Tool Partner: Letty Moss-Salentijn- College of Dental Medicine
The Image Annotation Tool (IAT) is web-based application designed for students and faculty to upload, organize, categorize, present and annotate digital images. The IAT provides students with a workspace equipped with tools to study images. Students also can annotate and organize images into meaningful categories to support their individual study...

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Access: Columbia only
Released: January 2005

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Frontiers of Science Field Experiment
Frontiers of Science Field Experiment Partner: Don Melnick & James Danoff-Burg- Columbia College
CCNMTL collaborated with the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) to create a PDA-based field experiment activity in NYC parks for the Fall 2004 Frontiers of Science course. 550 students participated in the experiment using Pocket PC's running Fieldworker (http://www.fieldworker.com) software. Working in groups, students were assigned to identify...

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Released: October 2004
Archived, no longer available.
Cultura
Cultura Partner: Jim Crapotta- Barnard College
The implementation of the Cultura project between Barnard College and Universidad de Leon in Spain is the first custom-designed web-based environment that contains all of the tools for the Cultura methodology, that were originally developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Foreign language students use a combination of online...

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Access: Open to all
Released: October 2003

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Learning the Elements of the Nanoscale Sciences
Learning the Elements of the Nanoscale Sciences Partner: Len Fine, Colin Nuckolls, Bhawani Venkataraman, Stephen O'Brien- Arts and Sciences
Learning the Elements of the Nanoscale Sciences (LENS) is an educational environment designed to illuminate the science behind nanotechnology. A series of interactive modules introduces students in the first-year General Chemistry lecture and lab course to the nanosciences using the example of the developming of lighting technology from the incandescent...

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Access: Private
Released: September 2003

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Seasonal Climate Prediction for Regional Scales
Seasonal Climate Prediction for Regional Scales Partner: M. Neil Ward- International Research Institute for Climate and Society
Students learn to apply global climate forecast models to local environments through an online text, figures, and exercises that use a custom online mapping environment based on GrADS (Grid Analysis and Display System) software developed by the Institute for Global Environment and Society at the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies....

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Access: Open to all
Released: August 2003

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IRI Modules on Probability and Decision-Making
IRI Modules on Probability and Decision-Making Partner: David Krantz, Jennifer Phillips- Arts and Sciences
This project helps students study the relationships between probability and decision-making with respect to climate and disaster predictions through the use of several learning modules. These modules provide an active learning environment to supplement lectures in climate science and connect climate science to decision science and hazards risk management....

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Project was deferred.
Chemistry Instrument Lab Environment (UDL)
Chemistry Instrument Lab Environment (UDL) Partner: Luis Avila, Susan Scheer- Arts and Sciences
Working with the Office of Disability Services and the Chemistry Department, this website is a prototype which offers an example of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in practice. UDL provides a set of design principles that make websites more accessible to users with disabilities. Page content is displayed using alternate...

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Project was deferred.
Impression Formation Study Project
Impression Formation Study Project Partner: Robert Krauss- Arts and Sciences
For use in Robert Krauss' Human Communication course, students use this online database of images and taped interviews to develop psychological surveys, the results of which they use to form an impression analysis. Students choose the characteristics to be rated in their survey, and may modify them each time to...

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Released: May 2002
Archived, no longer available.