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Educational Technology News
March 28, 2020

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New software 'streams' data and code resources to an app from a cloud server when necessary, allowing the app to use only ... read more

Improving AI's Ability to Identify Students Who Need Help

Researchers have designed an artificial intelligence (AI) model that is better able to predict how much students are learning in educational games. The improved model makes use of an AI training ... read more

Brains of Girls and Boys Are Similar, Producing Equal Math Ability

New research comprehensively examined the brain development of young boys and girls. Their research shows no gender difference in brain function or math ... read more

New Research Analyzes Video Game Player Engagement

In the video game industry, the ability for gaming companies to track and respond to gamers' post-purchase play opens up new opportunities to enhance gamer engagement and retention and increase video ... read more
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Video Game Experience, Gender May Improve VR Learning

Students who used immersive virtual reality (VR) did not learn significantly better than those who used two more traditional forms of learning, but they vastly preferred the VR to computer-simulated ... read more

Deep Learning Can Fool Listeners by Imitating Any Guitar Amplifier

A study demonstrates that digital simulations of guitar amplifiers can sound just like the real thing. The implications are that as the software models continue to improve, they can replace ... read more

Pioneering Tool to Manage Media Industry's Digital Carbon Footprint

A collaboration between computer scientists and nine major media companies will help the media industry understand and manage the significant carbon impacts of digital ... read more

A New Method for Boosting the Learning of Mathematics

How can mathematics learning in primary school be facilitated? Scientists have developed an intervention to promote the learning of math in school. Named ACE-ArithmEcole, the program is designed to ... read more

When It's Story Time, Animated Books Are Better for Learning

Researchers found that digital storybooks that animate upon a child's vocalization offer beneficial learning opportunities, especially for children with less developed attention ... read more

Quitting Facebook Could Boost Exam Results

In research that validates what many parents and educators suspect, students whose grades are below average could boost their exam results if they devoted less time to Facebook and other social ... read more

Interactive Avatar Boosts Performance of Children With ADHD

A new study has shown that an interactive avatar, which gives both instructions and feedback on the attention of the learner, can improve the performance of ADHD children on a complex problem-solving ... read more

Small Changes, Big Gains: Low-Cost Techniques Dramatically Boost Learning in STEM Classes

Low-cost, active teaching techniques -- particularly group work and worksheets -- substantially improve learning in university science classes, according to a new study involving 3,700 biology ... read more

Tech Time Not to Blame for Teens' Mental Health Problems

A new study suggests that the time adolescents are spending on their phones and online is not that bad. The study tracked young adolescents on their smartphones to test whether more time spent using ... read more

School Savings Accounts Can Dry Up in 'Financial Deserts'

Children's savings accounts (CSAs), offered by elementary schools throughout San Francisco and in schools across the nation, were introduced to boost college-going rates, limit student debt and ... read more

Novel School Improvement Program Can Raise Teaching Quality While Reducing Inequality

A multi-national European study, looking at over 5,500 students, has found that a novel school intervention program can not only improve the mathematics scores of primary school children from ... read more

Smaller Class Size Means More Success for Women in STEM

A new study demonstrates that increasing class size has the largest negative impact on female participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) classrooms, and offers insights ... read more

Are Fertility Apps Useful?

Researchers have carried out an analysis of the largest datasets from fertility awareness apps. Analyzing data from 200,000 users of the apps Sympto and Kindara, they have been able to make ... read more

Play Games With No Latency

One of the most challenging issues for game players looks to be resolved soon with the introduction of a zero-latency gaming environment. A team has now developed technology that helps game players ... read more

Do Video Games Drive Obesity?

Are children, teenagers and adults who spend a lot of time playing video games really more obese? A meta study has looked into this question. The cliché is true -- but only for ... read more

How the Internet May Be Changing the Brain

An international team of researchers has found the Internet can produce both acute and sustained alterations in specific areas of cognition, which may reflect changes in the brain, affecting our ... read more

For Teens, Online Bullying Worsens Sleep and Depression

Teens who experience cyberbullying are more likely to suffer from poor sleep, which in turn raises levels of depression, found a new ... read more

Low-Cost Intervention Boosts Undergraduate Interest in Computer Science

A recent study finds that an online intervention taking less than 30 minutes significantly increased interest in computer science for both male and female undergraduate students. However, when it ... read more

Finnish School Students Outperform US Students on 'Fake News' Digital Literacy Tasks

A recent study revealed students at an international school in Finland significantly outperformed US students on tasks which measure digital literacy in social media and online news. The researchers ... read more

Living Room Conservation: Gaming and Virtual Reality for Insect and Ecosystem Conservation

Gaming and virtual reality could bridge the gap between urban societies and nature, thereby paving the way to insect conservation by the means of education and participation. This is what an ... read more

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