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In Think Like Churchill, users engage with defining moments in Winston Churchill's life, from personal dilemmas to morally complex wartime decisions. Through narration, former Mayor of London Boris Johnson immerses users in the historical context of the early and...
Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin has devoted her life to the study of programming and the expansion of human knowledge. Growing up in Nigeria, Abisoye experienced firsthand how culture can condition women to believe there is no place for them in STEM. As an adult, she has worked to increase opportunities for young women to challenge opporession through knowledge and technology. Her organization,
Michelle is the founder and CEO of CommonLit, an award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated to improving adolescent literacy rates. Under Michelle’s leadership, CommonLit has become a robust, free online reading program that has reached over 10 million teachers and students. In addition to being an experienced classroom teacher, Michelle holds a B.A. in English Literature and Spanish from...
The jury is still out on the impact of social media. Research results are mixed, with some studies pointing to the positive effects of social media and others serving as a warning to both educators and parents. Researchers still need to more accurately assess how social media usage affects learning and academic performance. A new study from Valdosta State University in Georgia aims to do just that. The research team analyzed...
The allure of open access to online educational content can be diminished by a sense of virtual crowding. To explore this idea, a team of researchers from the University of Münster, Germany examined how online course type and relevance of individual participation impacts online learning engagement. While other studies on MOOCs have focused on individual learning, this study explored how course type ("number of virtual others") and the ...