Since people started gathering together to teach and learn, we’ve been investigating how to more effectively deliver and absorb knowledge. For the better part of human history, this meant a teacher stood in front of an assembled group of students and delivered a lecture, perhaps with questions and debate from the audience. Adaptive learning, one of the most promising developments to emerge from online course delivery, can make the process of teaching and learning more individualized and possibly more effective.
During the 2018 DH+Data Day, Dana Arwas, an Industry Assistant Professor of Integrated Digital Media at NYU Tandon, delivered a presentation about the “City Record Historical Project.” The City Record is the official periodical of the city of New York, published every weekday, except for legal holidays, since June 24, 1873 and detailing the day-to-day business of running, governing, and administering one of the most complex cities in the world.
In the 1800s, Colden’s Liquid Beef Tonic was sold as a cure for alcoholism. It’s primary ingredient? Alcohol. This may not be the sort of thing one expects to learn at an event dedicated to discussing data visualization and research. DH+Data Day is a testament to the expansions in who uses data, what they use it for, and how it’s analyzed.
LiDAR, Insights for ArcGIS, Survey123, Web AppBuilder, and More NYU Data Services is hosting a two-day Esri geospatial data workshop series. The workshops will cover LiDAR processing and 3D modeling using Esri’s ArcGIS platform, and three Esri apps: Insights for ArcGIS for data visualization and analytics, Survey123 for field data capture, and Web AppBuilder for […]
Highly detailed LiDAR data about Dublin, Ireland, collected by NYU professor Debra F. Laefer and stored as part of NYU Data Services’ Spatial Data Repository is featured in the “Explore” pages of the February 2018 issue of National Geographic. This data represents the highest-resolution mapping of a densely populated urban area ever collected. This Technology […]
Research data management has received attention given new guidelines regarding access and sharing of funded data creation.
Ask the average person what lines the streets of New York City, and the likeliest response will be buildings. Nestled at the foot of the city’s brownstones, skyscrapers, and towers, however, are the city’s street trees.
Many NYU students and faculty currently use GIS. Cultural history classes analyze the migration patterns of New York’s immigrant groups, marine biology classes record soil and water samples, and classes in public health compare the epidemiology of infectious diseases.
Geographic information systems (GIS) allow us to take spatial data from various sources, overlay map layers, analyze and model the data, and visualize the results in maps, reports, and charts. As a research institution, NYU has a growing community that is using GIS to gain new insights in a wide range of fields.
As NYU aspires to become a Global Network University, it faces challenges. How can we best offer advanced courses in the sciences at our global sites? How can we bridge the gap between instruction and research? How do we develop courses that relate to the specific locations yet have a global scope?