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Games can be a fun way for visitors to learn at cultural sites like landmarks, historical places, or museums. For example, Rugged Rovers is a game that connects players to site-specific content. These types of spatial games merge interactivity with spatial dimensions to encourage exploration. New research reviews literature on spatial game design that engages players with conten...
Litmus is a free app, available in both the Apple and Google Play stores. It offers a choice of three different tutoring characters to assist students line-by-line as they work through math problems. The tutoring agents provide contextual information and hints, allowing students to see where they may have gone wrong in problem solving. Once learners have selected a tutor, they can choose to have the character help ...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Comic: Is Wikipedia making kids dumb? Full story from Forbes 2. Wikipedia's not all bad: Students can learn by writing for it.
Robots aren’t taking over the classroom just yet, but their use in educational settings is being explored in many ways. Educational robotics is a branch of knowledge where students program, build, and design robotic actions. New research in this field quantitatively examines the effects of educational robotics on children’s executive functions, or the set of adaptive, goal-oriented, top-down mental processes that are used to focus attention. Rese...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. A new wearable version of the classic game Simon takes inspiration from VR. Full story from the Verge 2. Learning how to empathize via virtual reality: is it possible?
A McGill University professor worked with a team of students to program this tiny artist drone. The miniature drone is outfitted with a small arm that holds an ink-soaked sponge. Sensors and motion capture are used to position the drone so it can dab ink in just the correct spot. The drone creates large-scale paintings comprised of many small dots in the artistic technique known as stippling. The team believes that eventually larger drones could be use...