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Author Anne Enright delivered the annual Irish Laureate for Fiction lecture in Dublin on 14 September. Here's a snippet:
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Wikipedia a trustworthy source for science.Full story from The Next Web 2. College without teachers.Full story from QUARTZ 3. Naviance drives this parent/profess...
As rates of online victimization increase, experts remain divided on a definition for Cyberbullying. Some say traditional bullying criteria (physical, verbal and relational aggression) should be applied to cyberbullying, while others argue for a reassessment of traditional criteria to account for a virtual environment. One thing experts do agree on is that power imbalances, such as computer savvy or player rank (a point system th...
Georgia Tech’s Robotarium (Robots + Terrarium = Robotarium) lets researchers anywhere in the world write a computer program, upload their code into its robots, and receive video evidence of the experiment as their commands are carried out. The 725-square-foot lab, funded by the National Science Foundation and Office of Naval Research, houses a swarm of around 100 robots. Motion capture cameras cling to the facility’s ceiling peering down at the lab’s c...
1. Millennials defy popular ideology on education.Full story from USA Today 2. New study: Why gadgets are ruining our sleep.Full story from BBC 3. When straight A's aren't enough for a diploma.
A Californian startup has designed a chatbot for tech-savvy 25–45 year olds who are statistically more likely to discuss end-of-life decisions with a conversational robot than a human. LifeFolder’s Emily (a friendly, approachable computer with impressive patience) talks users through three crucially important documents: an Advance Care Directive, an Organ Donation Statement, and Health Proxies, or people who act for you if the time comes. He...
It’s a steep learning curve for doctors and surgeons, but mastering a virtual reality surgical simulation training module could help medical students perform a common surgical procedure, improve outcomes for the 600,000 patients who undergo hernia repair operations annually, and reduce the 24,000 surgical errors that occur in America each year. The medical industry has been using procedure-dedicated systems to help train the next generation ...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Study of 36,000 students backs personalized learning.Full story from Business Insider 2. Virtual U.S. tutors help Chinese kids gain an edge.
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Startup steps in for languages without teachers.Full story from Fast Company 2. The importance of play in a connected world.
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Study finds no relationship between gender and intelligence mindset.Full story from ScienceDaily 2. Top U.S high schools share three major traits.