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Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. From education to urban planning, the application of immersive tech in smart cities. Full story from Forbes 2. Professor proposes assessing students' emotions using tech to...
Julia Haried is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of MakerGirl and also works full-time at one of the largest public accounting firms in Chicago. MakerGirl is a nonprofit organization working to bridge the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by educating girls ages 7 to 10 about STEM through 3D printing. The MakerGirl vision is for all girls to live as unstoppable for...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. China's grand experiment in AI will change education. Full story from MIT Technology Review 2. AI will be diverse: It's developers should be too.
For many university students, the library website is an important part of academic and community life. It serves as a gateway to resources for research and informs students of services and activities available to them throughout the university. In this study, researchers conducted usability tests on a university’s library website in order to gain insight into the characteristics that support a positive student experience. The stud...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. VR program helps autistic teens learn to interact with police. Full story from The Philadelphia Inquirer 2. Community building at this summer camp makes STEM ed...
Our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. The non-instrumental value of learning to code. Full story from Inside HigherEd 2. Assistive technologies and the difference they make for learners with disabilities.
With gamification becoming more prominent video games are an increasingly key component of formal and informal learning. However, many educators, parents, developers, and players are unclear about their educational value. In this study, researchers from Gaming Horizons interviewed educators and players regarding their experiences and beliefs about gaming. Based on these interviews, the resear...
Researchers and classroom designers in Wales partnered to conduct a four-year study to examine the impact of classroom design on learning outcomes. After examining the behavior and performance of over 3,000 students in 153 classrooms, they discovered three factors of classroom design that have a strong effect on learning. Exposure to nature and natural light account for about 50% of an environment’s impact. Stimulation provided by resources and the sui...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. For these Native American girls, learning to code is an avenue to discuss mental health. Full story from EdSurge 2. Bringing gamefied learning to the classroom and swimming poo...
Technology can have a huge impact on the lives of refugees. However, ensuring this impact is positive is no easy task. The World Refugee Council (WRC) cites many ways that technology can benefit refugees, such as improving access to educational, social, and financial services, as well as providing information and resources. Yet despite these possibilities, there is also the risk that individuals might u...