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September 25, 2016

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September 25, 2016

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

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

Aug. 10, 2016 — Researchers have developed an application that can be accessed from parents' smart phones, tablets, or computers and used to distract children during painful ... read more

Low Rate of Internet Use by Seniors for Health Purposes

Aug. 2, 2016 — Researchers examined trends in seniors' use of digital health technology in the US from ... read more

Medical Students Using Electronic Health Records to Track Former Patients

July 25, 2016 — Many medical students are using electronic health records (EHRs) to track former patients but the practice, which students report as being educational, raises some ethical questions, according to an ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Working parents and grandparents who FaceTime with their toddlers can take heart from a new study that sheds new light that on young children and how they engage in—and learn from—screen-time ... read more

June 27, 2016 — Using a language-learning game called 'Crystallize,' created by computer science faculty and students, researchers found that when players are required to work together they learn more ... read more

Should First-Year College Students Assessed as Needing Remedial Math Take College-Level Quantitative Courses Instead?

June 24, 2016 — Policies placing first-year college students assessed as needing remedial math directly into college-level quantitative courses, with additional support, can increase student success, according to a ... read more

Digital Strategies Show Promise for Emergency Heart and Stroke Care

June 22, 2016 — A new scientific statement reviews current research on the effectiveness and safety of using mobile devices, social media, visual media and crowdsourcing to improve emergency heart and stroke ... read more

June 15, 2016 — Although math skills are considered notoriously hard to improve, researchers boosted kindergarteners' arithmetic performance simply by exercising their intuitive number sense with a quick ... read more

Why Teaching Math Is Child's Play

June 14, 2016 — The natural process of teaching mathematics to one another gives kids the chance to explore and construct a deeper understanding of their social and physical worlds, a new study ... read more

Improving Math in Sixth Graders

June 14, 2016 — Sixth grade students with lower mathematical ability perform better on complex arithmetic problems if they write down their ... read more

Video Game Playing Negatively Influences Adequate Sleep and Bedtimes

June 13, 2016 — A new study found that gamers will push off obtaining adequate sleep in order to continue video gaming. Results show that on average, gamers delayed going to bed 36 percent of the nights they played ... read more

Twitter: The Newest Teacher for Twenty First Century Writers

June 8, 2016 — In a world of digital natives, microfiction and social media in academic settings, Twitter is the ideal tool for regenerating twenty first century writing, according to a recent ... read more

Flipped Classrooms Turning STEM Education Upside Down

June 7, 2016 — Given the difficult-to-digest subject matter in many STEM classrooms, educators have customarily relied on traditional lecture-based educational methods where they spend class time walking through ... read more

In a New Method for Searching Image Databases, a Hand-Drawn Sketch Is All It Takes

May 31, 2016 — Computer scientists have developed a new method for conducting image and video database searches based on hand-drawn sketches. The user draws a sketch on a tablet or interactive paper, and the system ... read more

May 31, 2016 — Children from age 4 can become robot programmers rather than waiting for the higher years in schooling, says an education ... read more

Internet Addiction, School Burnout Feed Into Each Other

May 24, 2016 — Excessive internet use contributes to the development of school burnout. School burnout, in turn, may lead to excessive internet use or digital addiction. Mind the Gap, a longitudinal research ... read more

Teaching Computers to Understand Human Languages

May 6, 2016 — A set of algorithms has been developed that will help teach computers to process and understand human languages. The algorithms will enable a computer to act in much the same way as a human would ... read more

Two-Minute Warnings Make Kids' 'Screen Time' Tantrums Worse

May 5, 2016 — Giving young children a two-minute warning that 'screen time' is about to end makes transitions away from tablets, phones, televisions and other technological devices more painful, a new ... read more

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