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"There’s a big misconception around what it means to work for a tech company, and a huge disparity in the actual workforce itself. We’re here to change that." (Ariel Lopez, CEO 2020Shift) Not Everyone Has to Code 2020Shift was fou...
Dr. Alison Darcy is the Founder and CEO of Woebot, a free app that uses cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to teach users how to modify dysfunctional thinking. A clinical research psychologist who designs treatments for sufferers of mental illness, Dr. Darcy believes AI technology can close the gap between the growing demand for psychological support and the cost of seeing a human therapist.
"When we talk about artificial intelligence in medicine, we often debate whether machines will replace tasks doctors do today. A more tantalizing possibility is performing tasks doctors can’t—using large data sets and modern computational tools like deep learning to recognize patterns too subtle for any human to discern." (Brandon Ballinger, Co-Founder, Cardiogram.) Stories From t...
Dani Pascarella is founder and CEO of Invibed, the go-to destination for millennials who want to build a secure financial future. She was an investment specialist at JPMorgan where she managed assets for high net worth individuals. She holds an MS in Journalism from Columbia University and an MA and BA in International Business from the University of Florida. Dani worked at CNBC on the show
Digital citizenship blends concepts like critical thinking, societal and cultural values and norms, laws and rules, and individual rights and freedoms. It reflects a shared need to develop skills and perspectives for safe, ethical, responsible, innovative, and involved conduct online. Indeed, the need for civic learning is increasingly recognized within the higher education community. Researchers used a single c...
When completing a MOOC (massive open online course), learners' engagement is highly affected by motivation, particularly in science and engineering, which involves grasping complex content, high self-efficacy, and internal drive. In this study, researchers examined the motivating factors of MOOC completers according to their expected benefits and compared two groups: university-affiliated students and general participants in a scien...
Oddly, little is known about how students perceive mobile devices in the classroom or the potential of the technology in school settings. For example, are these devices viewed as strictly for communication, entertainment, and photo storage? Or something else? This study gave middle school students the opportunity to use mobile devices in class. The results revealed a possible detrime...
Virtuousness among adolescents has received heightened attention from educators and parents. Given the importance of cultivating positive behaviors in cyberspace, researchers explored virtues that encourage adolescents to pursue positive personal values and social charity to see if these could foster positive behaviors and improve experiences online. To measure the underlying dimensions of young adolescents’ virtuous behaviors onl...
Historical empathy engenders respect for our predecessors’ thoughts and feelings, even if we don’t share them. Teaching historical empathy helps learners overcome "us and them" conceptions about the past and understand why things that seem unreasonable to someone in the present might have been reasonable or necessary in the past. A transdisciplinary research team at Virginia Tech developed three 3D visualizations of histo...
Woebot is a free AI chatbot and stand-alone app available for iOS and Android. It uses cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), a treatment for depression and anxiety, to teach users to modify dysfunctional thinking through brief daily conversations and mood tracking. Unlike a therapist, Woebot is...