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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

Sharing Knowledge Positively Impacts Innovation in Retail

July 2, 2015 — A new study finds that a retail store should share customer service experiences with other units in the same chain to have more innovative behavior in its own ... read more

Helping Students Stick With Online Courses

July 1, 2015 — Researchers showed that a dropout-prediction model trained on data from one offering of a course can help predict which students will stop out of the next ... read more

Tests Vs. Fests: Students in 'Learning Celebrations' Rather Than Exams Scored Higher and Enjoyed Themselves

June 25, 2015 — A sociologist who reshaped "test day" in his class -- transforming it with balloons, streamers, treats and music -- found that students in "learning celebrations" scored higher ... read more

Writing Program With Student Interaction Creates Sense of Purpose for Seniors

June 25, 2015 — A unique program combining a life review writing workshop with conversations between seniors and college students enhances the sense of meaning in life for older adults living independently, finds a ... read more

Researchers Question What Happens in the Brain When We Think

June 25, 2015 — New research questions the prevailing doctrine on how the brain absorbs and processes information. The idea that the brain has a mechanism to maintain activity at the lowest possible level is ... read more

Computer Vision and Mobile Technology Could Help Blind People 'See'

June 25, 2015 — Computer scientists are developing new adaptive mobile technology that could enable blind and visually-impaired people to ‘see’ through their smartphone or tablet. The team plans to use color and ... read more

Challenging Negative Stereotypes to Narrow the Achievement Gap

June 24, 2015 — A writing intervention linked to improved academic performance among girls and minorities may work by triggering a sense of belonging, helping to ease the students' anxiety, say researchers. ... read more

Minority Students Are Underrepresented in Special Education

June 24, 2015 — A new federally funded study finds that racial, ethnic, and language minority elementary- and middle-school students are less likely than otherwise similar white, English-speaking children to be ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Ten weeks of intensive reading intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder was enough to strengthen the activity of loosely connected areas of their brains that work together to ... read more

Resiliency Training Program Helps Teens Deal With Today's Stresses

June 22, 2015 — Amid reports that rank today's teens as the most stressed generation in the country, a new study offers hope for helping them effectively manage stress and build long-term resiliency. A pilot ... read more

In an Advanced Placement Class? Better Take the AP Test

June 19, 2015 — Each year over 2 million high school students take over 4 million Advanced Placement (AP) tests in an attempt to earn college credit. The number of AP students in the United States is growing each ... read more

June 17, 2015 — A new study shows that when parents compare their kids, it shows up in the ... read more

Violence by Teachers Almost Halved in Primary Schools

June 15, 2015 — An innovative program of activities used in Ugandan primary schools has succeeded in reducing violence by teachers against children by 42 percent, according to new ... read more

Severely Impaired Stroke Survivors Regain Arm Function After Intensive Physical Therapy

June 12, 2015 — Time may heal all wounds, but in the case of stroke survivors, the key to better recovery is to spend more time in an intensive physical therapy program, according to a new ... read more

Fragile X Proteins Involved in Proper Neuron Development

June 10, 2015 — Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited intellectual disability and the greatest single genetic contributor to autism. Unlocking the mechanisms behind fragile X could make important ... read more

Why Boys Are Performing Less Well at School, How to Fix It

June 10, 2015 — 15-year-old boys are more likely than girls of the same age to be low achievers, experts report. This is yet more evidence of a long term, worldwide trend of some boys falling behind at school. Now, ... read more

Pre-Lecture Diagrams Help Students Take Better Notes, Learn More

June 9, 2015 — Lecture-based learning can be challenging for students who have difficulties building mental models for the organization of new information, but providing them with diagrams and other supporting ... read more

Misperception Discourages Girls from Studying Some STEM Fields

June 9, 2015 — The belief that the ability to do difficult mathematics is something that you either have or you don't prevents many American girls from pursuing a college degree in the physical sciences, ... read more

MCAT Predicts Differently for Students Who Test With Extra Time

June 9, 2015 — Among applicants to U.S. medical schools, those with disabilities who obtained extra test administration time for the Medical College Admission Test in use from 1991 to January 2015 had no ... read more

Computer Game Reduces Issues Associated With ADHD in Children

June 9, 2015 — Children diagnosed with ADHD can improve their behavior and social interactions in the classroom by playing a computer game that exercises their concentration, finds new ... read more

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