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Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. American students are bombing in math. Educators are looking at emotional barriers.Full story from The Hechinger Report 2. How AI is helping neuroscientists better understand the brain.
The capacity of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to deliver a socially interactive learning environment is at the heart of ongoing debate around the pedagogical effectiveness of the platform. MOOCs rely on the connectivist model of learning, where learners form connections based on shared interests, and learning outcomes are not pre-defined by a facilitator. Making connections in MOOCs is critical to learner success, and yet lit...
Kinshuk is a teacher, innovator, and Dean of the University of North Texas, where he is researching ways to provide personalized learning experiences to students in real-world situations. Kinshuk, who goes by a single name, believes technologies such as virtual and augmented reality have the potential to extend authentic learning scenarios to include hard-to-recreate situations and on-the-job training scenarios that benefit teacher and st...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. How STEM underpinned a college basketball team's victory.Full story from The Atlantic 2. Bringing back stolen museum artwork through AR.
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Parents of young children often hear tricky questions: “Why does rain come down instead of up?” “Why can’t the dog jump in the tree like the cat can?” “Why does the ball bounce?” These questions, shared by parents in a national study focused on early science learning, are born of children’s innate curiosity about the inner workings of their environment. They provide tremendous opportunities for children to build a foundational understanding of science concepts and inquiry, and a base from which to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
A typical flipped classroom aims to maximize face-to-face in-class time and enable personalized feedback through a combination of pre-class internet-based individual learning, and in-class interactive group learning. The model gives students control of the pace and process for learning. In a flipped classroom, knowing how to regulate time, resources, and strategies to achieve learning goals is important. Research shows that...
"We’re pissed-off optimists. We know the world is full of injustice but we believe design can push us closer to equity." (Greater Good Studio) Serving Vulnerable, Underserved Populations Greater Good Studio (GGS) knows its market: non-profits, foundations, government agencies, and social enterprises that work with vulnerable or underse...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. U.S. military used this wearable to train soldiers to use words instead of weapons.
Bathabile Mpofu is a scientist, innovator, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Nkazimulo Applied Sciences in Durban, South Africa. Her company manufactures ChemStart, a science kit that she uses to inspire high school learners with her unique wow factor demos. She has been self-employed and worked as a research scientist, where she helped other entrepreneurs create innovati...
This drone was designed as a toy for small children six years and up, but its novel ability to respond to hand commands is delighting people of all ages. Aura’s controller is a stretchy glove secured by adjustable velcro straps. Once you’re suited up the sky’s the limit, and with just a little player imagination Aura will fly like a superhero. With simple hand gestures the device can fly forward and backward, left and right, change altitude, ...