Title: In Harmony: A Technology-Based Music Education Model to Enhance Musical Understanding and General Learning Skills (2014)
Authors: Adena Portowitz, Kylie A. Peppler, & Mike Downton
Source: International Journal of Music Education
Can a blended model improve music education?
May 11th, 2014's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team
1. New Y Combinator startup tackles medical education for at-risk patients.
Full story from Forbes
2. Should high schools teach more practical math skills?
May 12, 2014's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team
1. Hack your computer science degree with free courses.
Full story from Lifehacker
2. Online education company 2U releases their first impact report.
Title: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement: An Empirical Study of MOOC Videos (2014)
Authors: Philip J. Guo, Juho Kim, & Rob Rubin
Source: Proceedings of the first ACM conference on Learning @ scale conference
Research Question: Do the production characteristics of course videos have an impact on student engagement in an o...
May 3rd, 2014's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team
1. The key to remembering is writing stuff down.
Full story from the Atlantic
2. LeapFrog introduces LeapBand, the first activity tracker for kids.
May 2nd, 2014's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team
1. MOOCs are slouching back towards campus.
Full story from Inside Higher Ed
2. Online learning company opens its K-8 courses for free to prevent the summer slide.
Title: In Your Facebook: Examining Facebook Usage as Misbehavior on Perceived Teacher Credibility
Authors: Jason S. Hutchens & Timothy Hayes
Source: Education and Information Technologies
Does an educator’s presence on Facebook make them less credible to students?
Title: How useful is YouTube in learning heart anatomy? (2014)
Authors: Athanasios Raikos & Pasan Waidyasekara
Source: Anatomical Sciences Education
Is YouTube an effective teaching tool for medical education?
Medical education has long used visual teaching strategies lik...
Tripppin is an English learning game that follows two English teachers, Tripp and Pin, on their journey around the world. The game consists of a series of engaging videos shot on location that follow the story of the journey while introducing new vocabulary and knowledge. Tripppin works on web or mobile and seems like an entertaining and structured way to pick up some casual English phrases and sharpen langu...
Buncee is a presentation, invitation, and newsletter platform that lets educators easily share content in and out of the classroom. This flexible tool is a presentation app accessible via browser or mobile and a distribution app for course announcements, digital lecture content, and at-home instruction for the flipped classroom. The core of the tool is Buncee’s "digital canvas," which lets users drag and drop an...