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With gamification becoming more prominent video games are an increasingly key component of formal and informal learning. However, many educators, parents, developers, and players are unclear about their educational value. In this study, researchers from Gaming Horizons interviewed educators and players regarding their experiences and beliefs about gaming. Based on these interviews, the resear...
Researchers and classroom designers in Wales partnered to conduct a four-year study to examine the impact of classroom design on learning outcomes. After examining the behavior and performance of over 3,000 students in 153 classrooms, they discovered three factors of classroom design that have a strong effect on learning. Exposure to nature and natural light account for about 50% of an environment’s impact. Stimulation provided by resources and the sui...
For many university students, the library website is an important part of academic and community life. It serves as a gateway to resources for research and informs students of services and activities available to them throughout the university. In this study, researchers conducted usability tests on a university’s library website in order to gain insight into the characteristics that support a positive student experience. The stud...
While there are many language-learning platforms on the market, Mango Languages attempts to distinguish itself by offering a curriculum that combines listening to native speakers, critical thinking, reading, speaking, and personalized review for over 70 different languages. They market their product to educators, businesses, government personnel, and libraries, arguing that each of these groups ...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. The value of vocational education in high school. Full story from EducationNext 2. 72% of Americans think that students should focus on STEM learning.
In 2012, Latta Elementary School in South Carolina became a public Montessori school. Although self-directed activity is an important part of the Montessori method, the teacher plays a fundamental role in setting up the environment to foster attentive, engaged, and sustained learning. There are specific requirements for setting up a Montessori classroom. These requirements are based o...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Research shows that language learning might delay dementia. Full story from Salon 2. How and why one professor eliminated grades to focus on learning.
Online educational programs are changing the higher education landscape. Online courses promise financial benefits to universities and convenience to students who find it difficult to travel to in-person classes. Past studies that show online offerings attract different students than in-person programs led researchers to investigate how colleges can effectively recruit for online programs. Interviews with 27 adm...