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Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. China's grand experiment in AI will change education. Full story from MIT Technology Review 2. AI will be diverse: It's developers should be too.
Technology can have a huge impact on the lives of refugees. However, ensuring this impact is positive is no easy task. The World Refugee Council (WRC) cites many ways that technology can benefit refugees, such as improving access to educational, social, and financial services, as well as providing information and resources. Yet despite these possibilities, there is also the risk that individuals might u...
Although people tend to focus on the negative effects of gaming Professor Karen Schrier from Marist College examines how video games can teach morality. Specifically, she reviews literature and analyzes individual games and media to highlight a set of principles for designing moral learning and moral knowledge games. These games, which teach moral thinking t...
The Dalai Lama teamed up with Emory University to create a curriculum focused on creating a kinder world. SEE Learning—or Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning—combines several current educational movements into one subject. These include social and emotio...
Social media has changed academic work, from the way they’re promoted to the way readers interact with them. The authors of a new paper examine how social media impacts the generation of new ideas, the writing of research papers, and the definition of scholarship. The authors cite four characteristics of present-day scholarship that have been significantly altered by social media. First, the process of peer review has ta...
"228 Accelerator’s mission is to empower school designers to build a new generation of schools, education organizations, and educational practices that put equity at the center of their work." (About 228 Accelerator) Advancing Equity Through Design 228 Accelerator is geared toward making education ...
MasterWorks is an educational virtual reality experience that transports users to four UNESCO World Heritage sites. Digital conservationist groupCyArk captured images of each site using photogrammetry, enabling virtual tourists to walk through 360-degree renderings of places that are normally off limits. MasterWorks aims to teach users about the history and creat...
Technology use in refugee camps can facilitate significant professional and community development opportunities among teachers. A recent study examined these developments at the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in Kenya. Specifically, researchers examined how refugee teachers living in camps use mobile phones and messaging apps with their peers, and how these tools can boost girls’ education and gender equity. The researchers collec...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Eight podcasts for the tech curious to learn from. Full story from the New York Times 2. Garageband meets learning needs of a young autistic composer.
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. MIT and the Fashion Institute of Technology collaborate to create innovative textiles. Full story from MIT News 2. Dozens of colleges exploited by a software vulnerability.