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March 23, 2017

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March 23, 2017

Female Cyberbullies and Victims Feel the Most Negative About School and Learning

Mar. 15, 2017 — Involvement in cyberbullying among girls triggers negative perceptions of the importance of school and the value of learning, a new study suggests. Psychologists found that 11-15 year-old girls who ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — The loneliness of the long distance runner could soon be a thing of the past as new technology allows crowds to cheer on athletes from anywhere in the world. A prototype digital relay baton has been ... read more

Kids With Lower Vocabularies Using E-Books Learn More With Adult Than Pre-Recorded Voice

Dec. 6, 2016 — Four-year-olds with average and lower vocabulary skills learn more effectively with an adult reading an eBook to them versus relying solely on the eBook's voiceover, research ... read more

Nov. 28, 2016 — The aim of a new research project was to analyze learning using Augmented Reality (AR) technology and the motivational and cognitive aspects related to it in an informal learning ... read more

Nov. 17, 2016 — Do you always get 'shot' playing computer games? Do you, like a sore loser, also blame the equipment? Actually, rather surprisingly, you might be ... read more

Mobile App Behavior Often Appears at Odds With Privacy Policies

Nov. 15, 2016 — How a mobile app says it will collect or share a user's personal information with third parties often appears to be inconsistent with how the app actually behaves, a new automated analysis ... read more

Children's Health, Privacy at Risk from Digital Marketing

Nov. 4, 2016 — For the first time, researchers and health experts have undertaken a comprehensive analysis of the concerning situation in the World Health Organisation European Region regarding digital marketing to ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — The use of robotic tutors in primary school classrooms is one step ... read more

More Time on Digital Devices Means Kids Less Likely to Finish Homework

Oct. 21, 2016 — In findings that will not surprise the parents of any school-aged child, new research finds that the more time children spend using digital devices, the less likely they are to finish their ... read more

15 Percent of Sixth-Grade Students Commit Cyber Abuse

Oct. 13, 2016 — Fifteen percent of sixth-grade students reported they had perpetrated at least one form of abuse toward a dating partner through technology, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Hundreds of millions of people rely on Internet or app-based symptom checkers to help make sense of symptoms or self-diagnose diseases. The first direct comparison shows human doctors outperform ... read more

Online Emancipation: Protecting Users from Algorithmic Bias

Oct. 6, 2016 — To establish a system of auditability and build trust and transparency when it comes to internet use, researchers want to learn more about the concerns and perspectives of internet users with the aim ... read more

'Virtual Physiotherapist' Helps Paralyzed Patients Exercise Using Computer Games

Oct. 5, 2016 — A simple device can improve the ability of patients with arm disability to play physiotherapy-like computer games, according to new ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — Gamers playing the popular online puzzle game Foldit beat scientists, college students and computer algorithms in a contest to see who could identify a particular protein's ... read more

Video Games Can Have Lasting Impact on Learning

Sep. 20, 2016 — A computer-based brain training program helps improve student performance in reading and math — in some cases even more than individualized tutoring, according to a new ... read more

Staying the Course on a Massive Open Online Course

Sep. 15, 2016 — Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are popular with educational establishments as an efficient way to deliver their materials. Unfortunately, student engagement does not match the enthusiasm of the ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — Chronically ill, homebound children who use robotic surrogates to “attend” school feel more socially connected with their peers and more involved academically, according to a first-of-its-kind ... read more

New iPad Game Could Help Diagnose Autism in Children

Aug. 30, 2016 — Autism could be diagnosed by allowing children to play games on smart phones and tablets, a study has found. Researchers used fun iPad games to track players’ hand movements – gathering ... read more

Researchers Find Vulnerabilities in iPhone, iPad Operating System

Aug. 25, 2016 — An international team of computer science researchers has identified serious security vulnerabilities in the iOS -- the operating system used in Apple's iPhone and iPad devices. The ... read more

Digital Forms of Dating Violence Are on the Rise: What School Nurses Need to Know

Aug. 25, 2016 — Many teens experience physical or sexual abuse within their romantic relationships and now dating violence can also be perpetrated digitally by harassing, stalking or controlling a romantic partner ... read more

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