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Our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. The non-instrumental value of learning to code. Full story from Inside HigherEd 2. Assistive technologies and the difference they make for learners with disabilities.
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...
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.
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...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. VR program helps autistic teens learn to interact with police. Full story from The Philadelphia Inquirer 2. Community building at this summer camp makes STEM ed...
"If you're the father of the yellow school bus, what does that make me?" Cyr replied that, whenever he saw a school bus, the boy could say, "There goes one of my brothers." -- excerpted from
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. For these Native American girls, learning to code is an avenue to discuss mental health. Full story from EdSurge 2. Bringing gamefied learning to the classroom and swimming poo...
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...
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...
Neoliberalism, Platform Capitalism, and the Commodification of the Library PatronMany librarians separate what they do at work with the world at large, and view the library as an autonomous space that provides methods, services, and resources for a more just society, contributing to a public good. These notions often simplify or ignore complex contemporary issues, and typically align with library mission statements and what Stephen Bales calls “Big Ideas” like Truth, or Freedom[1]. Karen P. Nicholson provides a thorough overview o...