Archive for the ‘In the Media’ Category

EDGE Lab Alumni Dr. Yukari Seko featured at EENET

December 27th, 2012

The Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) newsletter features EDGE Lab Alumni Dr. Yukari Seko. Yukari is presently CIHR Postdoctoral Fellow at Social Aetiology of Mental Illness program at CAMH. Her project is Exploring Motivations for Creating Self-injury Content Online

2013 Admissions Handbook for Ryerson

October 4th, 2012

If you are thinking about attending Ryerson or are just curious about what programs are offered, check out the 2013 handbook.

Here’s a link to the Faculty of Community Services programs and the Early Childhood Studies page featuring EDGE Lab Director, Jason Nolan.


Pulse: heath research and innovation at Ryerson university

August 17th, 2012

Lab director, Jason Nolan, is featured in the Pulse: heath research and innovation at Ryerson university (page 33).
Jason in PULSE magazine


Fairchild Television Segment

August 2nd, 2012

EDGE Lab featured on Fairchild Television.


Play, Build & Explore: Three projects for teachers this summer

July 11th, 2012

TDSB Teacher/Librarian, award winning children’s author, and research collaborator with the EDGE Lab has a great post on projects for teachers this summer. Check out his books as well!

Governer General visits the EDGE Lab

May 20th, 2012

Jason Nolan, Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Studies and Director of the Experiential Design and Gaming Environments (EDGE) Lab, presents student’s custom Adaptive Design creations to His Excellency The Right Honourable David Lloyd Johnston Governor General of Canada and Her Excellency Sharon Johnston on their visit to the EDGE Lab March 14, 2012.






























Preparing Students to Learn Without Us

February 1st, 2012

Will Richardson’s post Preparing Students to Learn Without Us features EDGELab’s grad student Melanie and her thoughts on autonomous learning.

Melanie McBride, a Toronto-based educator and researcher with Ryerson University’s Experiential Design and Gaming Environments lab, echoes that sentiment.

Personal and autonomous learning is self-directed and self-selected according to the learner’s own needs, preferences, and learning arrangements … Truly autonomous and personal learning means making our own choices about what we wish to play or learn with, whom we wish to learn with or from, where we want to do this learning, when we prefer to learn or play, and how we want to learn. (personal communication, October 3, 2011).

BTW, we have just published a paper on the topic of children and autonomy:
The Stranger Danger: Exploring Surveillance, Autonomy, and Privacy in Children’s Use of Social Media

Lab RA Noah Kenneally profiled

December 21st, 2011

EDGE Lab RA Noah Kenneally was recently profiled on the School of Early Childhood Education’s web site for his work in Adaptive Design funded by Ryerson’s URO scholars program.

Original Cyborgs: Disability and Technology

November 13th, 2011

Original Cyborgs: Disability and Technology: The Exploration of the Cyborg is a new article by EDGE Lab external collaborator and Gimp Girl Community founder/director Jen Cole. Jen refers to past lab grad student, and now external collaborator Alison Gaston‘s research into disability and technology.

It is great how she ‘owns’ the cyborg from a disability perspective. Don’t miss it.

November 11th, 2011

Here are some pictures of EDGE Lab at Digifest featuring Vlad Cazan, Richard Lachman, Melanie Mcbride and Jason Nolan.