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Stanford’s ‘QuizBot’ – a chatbot that teaches – beats flashcards for learning factual information

May 9, 2019

Stanford researchers have applied chatbot technology to self-paced learning and significantly improved student recall and retention over traditional…
Teaching with Tech: How Blending Education and Technology Gives You a Leg Up in the Workforce

February 9, 2015

There’s no denying that education has evolved from a pen, paper and textbook affair to using smart boards,…
MIT takes new approach with STEM concept videos

December 2, 2014

MIT’s Teaching and Learning Laboratory (TLL) has created 47 STEM Concept Videos to help students connect the concepts…
Helping students find the magic in math

November 13, 2014

Math, to a mathematician, is an aesthetic, creative endeavor. But for too many high school students, math has…
Making the world’s most dreaded undergrad course fun

October 10, 2014

Organic chemistry: It’s among the most feared courses undergraduate science students take. Whether you call it “orgo” or…
What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education

July 29, 2014

The rise of online education and massively open online courses (MOOCs) have prompted much naysaying on their effectiveness,…
(Really) learning physics

July 17, 2014

Sustained investment in ‘peer instruction’ leads to wide-scale use of innovative teaching practice in undergraduate physics education and…
Enough with the lecturing: Active learning improves grades, reduces failure among undergrads in STEM

May 13, 2014

A significantly greater number of students fail science, engineering and math courses that are taught lecture-style than fail…
eLab entrepreneurs at Cornell can earn credit for startup work

September 25, 2013

The 900 students dancing to a silent disco during Orientation this year probably had no idea that the…
New project ‘flips’ the teaching of science

July 17, 2013

A new five-year pilot project in the College of Arts and Sciences will help science professors teach students…
Researchers Track Facial Expressions To Improve Teaching Software

July 4, 2013

Research from North Carolina State University shows that software which tracks facial expressions can accurately assess the emotions…
Antarctic Science Documentary Is Also a Teaching Tool for Aspiring Film Students

June 6, 2013

An unusual Rutgers University program that involves undergraduates in making documentary films about science has released a three-minute…
Look! Something Shiny! How Some Textbook Visuals can Hurt Learning

May 10, 2013

Adding captivating visuals to a textbook lesson to attract children’s interest may sometimes make it harder for them…
Hobbies: idle pastimes or keys to science engagement?

May 10, 2013

Collecting and polishing rocks and minerals, hunting for shells and fossils, gardening, birding, keeping freshwater and marine aquariums…
Fabricating the Future: 3-D Printing Molds New K-12 STEM Model

April 29, 2013

Driven by design software, 3-D printers churn out made-to-order objects on a desktop. A myriad of materials from…
Bringing new life to a ‘dead’ language

April 26, 2013

Choose your character, write spells, map the dungeon and move up levels. It sounds like Dungeons and Dragons,…
Update: UC San Diego Computer Scientists Develop First-person Player Video Game that Teaches How to Program

April 15, 2013

Children learn some of the basic of Java after just one hour of play Computer scientists at the…
Computer scientists develop video game that teaches how to program in Java

April 9, 2013

Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed an immersive, first-person player video game designed…
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