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Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Falcon Heavy exceeds expectations. Have we entered a new era in interplanetary spaceflight?Full story from Engadget 2. Apple Watch algorithm detects diabetes with 85% accuracy.
In the Summer of 2017, Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center asked 1,116 technologists, scholars, practitioners and strategic thinkers to react to the framing of an issue about the rise of fake news and the proliferation of doctored narratives spread by humans and bots online. In the analysis, respondents were split, 51%-49%, on whether the information environment will improve during the next 10 years. When...
A hologram is a photograph of an interference pattern that, when illuminated, produces a three-dimensional image. Microsoft uses the term to describe its volumetric videos, viewed through augmented-reality or virtual-reality headsets in its Mixed Reality Academy in Redmond, Washington. Producers, musicians, athletes, and dancers are invited to utilize the new studios where holograms of Buzz Aldrin, Reggie Watts, Max Frost, and Cirque Du Soleil have alr...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. What a world of 2030 might look like.Full story from DesignBoom 2. Algorithms are increasing inequality, not reducing it.F...
Internet addiction is associated with the destruction of social relations and linked to a host of psychopathologies: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, anxiety, paranoid ideation, hostility, interpersonal sensitivity, schizophrenia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, are effective but none adopt a positive psychology intervention (PI). This study explored wh...
In India over 50% of students in grade five cannot read at second grade level, despite primary school enrollment rates in excess of 95%. The country has pushed to increase the use of technology in instruction to disrupt the status quo and improve productivity in education. However, evidence suggests that realizing the potential of technology-aided instruction requires detailed attention to the specific intervention, and the extent to wh...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Google's $20 million LunarX prize ends without a winner.Full story from Engadget 2. STEM universities aren’t doing enough to close racial gaps.
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Science presents a challenge to Facebook's meaningful algorithm adjustment.Full story fro...
What do Dell, Starbucks, Muji, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees have in common? They all use online crowdsourcing to generate ideas either for goods and services, or to find solutions to societal needs and ecological problems. Crowdsourcing, or the use of online idea calls, invites external knowledge and creative thinking from people outside the company. It also attracts a diverse cohort of ideators who generate large v...
The history of educational apps shows an impressive upward trajectory in both production volume and consumer embrace. In 2008 Apple opened its online store with 552 apps. In 2015 the store created a special section targeting preschoolers with word games, basic counting and mathematical operations, number identification games, memory games, interactive books, card games, and puzzles, along with more sophisticated apps that use an open adaptiv...