The Triangle Initiative is a strategic effort of Columbia University's Center for New Media Teaching and Learning to create digital tools and capacities that serve the intersecting interests of education, research, and the larger community.
"The revolution in digital technology has exacerbated the differences among people... The challenge of the future is to leverage more in the interest of the many with little and to create the conditions for a greater democratization of human possibilities that the explosive technology movements of our time make possible, always remembering that the technology does not dictate its use, but we, its inventors, do."
- Frank Moretti, CCNMTL executive director
"Building upon a proven behavioral intervention called “SMART Couples” which we developed at the HIV Center, our team is working with the CCNMTL Triangle Initiative to design a new multimedia intervention in South Africa called Masivukeni. This new computer-based system can be used by non-professional peer counselors to help patients enlist the assistance of partners, friends, and other people from their social support network so that together they can understand the importance of taking their medications as prescribed and maintain high levels of treatment adherence."
- Robert Remien, Research Scientist, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
"Early Childhood Caries (ECC), or severe tooth decay, is the leading chronic disease of children under six in the United States. Created through work with the CCNMTL Triangle Initiative, MySmileBuddy is an interactive web-based health education and health behavioral change tool that aims to change the focus of ECC treatment from surgical intervention to disease prevention. Designed for use on an iPad, MySmileBuddy is a bilingual, interactive application developed by a multidisciplinary team of educators for community health workers in helping parents understand and manage risks for ECC."
- Burton Edelstein, Professor of Clinical Dentistry (in Community Health), School of Dental and Oral Surgery, and Professor of Clinical Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health