Research showing that 2-year-olds learn novel words as well by video chat as they do by live communication, suggesting it's the two-way interaction that matters most. Technology that facilitates that back-and-forth, then, is more likely to facilitate learning. But here's the thing: Handing a 2-year-old an iPad and walking away isn't going to cut it, no matter what the software facilitates.
The researchers found that the women judged as least attractive earned significantly lower grades, after controlling for their ACT scores. The best-looking women earned higher grades. And male professors were more likely than female professors to give better-looking women higher grades.
Why we may want to go 'old school' for our next meeting: How technology may be undermining our learning and performance
These results suggest we may want to rethink how we use technology within our workplaces. If you are a senior executive or organizational leader, you may want to reconsider how you capture information in meetings. If the goal is to capture as much information in as accurate a way as possible, perhaps laptops are the way to go. However, if your goal is to maximize learning and conceptual understanding, it may be extremely beneficial to leave your laptop or iPad in the office and bring some pens and paper.
Source: Huffington Post
They seem to think they are buying a degree, rather than working for it,” he said. Learning has shifted, we realised, from an intellectual achievement to a commodity.
Source: Higher Education Network
Advanced software programs scrape sources like corporate earnings reports and baseball box scores and then transform the data into sentences that humans can understand. The finished product won't win the famed Pulitzer Prize, but it does a decent job of telling the basic story.
Source: Emerging EdTech
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