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5 years ago
Ed-Wonderland is an interactive language learning app from Alice Education Studio. The app lets users navigate an avatar around a digital environment while completing language lessons. The only language currently available is Mandarin Chinese, but players can choose either simplified or traditional characters. Pros...
5 years ago
Social media and its relationship with news has become a dominant narrative in recent years. Researchers are now seriously considering the effects that this online environment has on the general population. In a recent study, researchers explored how sharing news affects the relationship between the diversity of someone’s network and their level of political participation. The results suggest that there is a relationship between a diverse ...
5 years ago
Google has teamed up with the International Space Station (ISS) and Thinkspace to bring Street View to outer space. In this vialogue, engineers, researchers, and the astronauts describe why and how they made this technological challenge a reality. The station itself is not only a marvel of science and engineering, but also a monument to international cooperation and world peace. Reflecting these values, the team members involved in this project have co...
5 years ago
StudyStack is a flashcard smartphone app and website that’s free to use. It allows users to study cards from the company’s ready-made decks or upload original content. Aside from the normal flashcard function, the service also provides gamification options for studying. The games included on the smartphone app are hangman, crossword puzzles, and matching games. There are also several additional g...
5 years ago
The digital native concept is a popular narrative. It is the belief that because recent generations have grown up in an environment completely inundated with screens, internet, and computers, they have an advantage in working and learning in these environments when compared to past generations of so-called digital immigrants. It’s akin to someone growing up in a linguistic environment and naturally becoming a fluent native language s...
5 years ago
"With enthusiasm and humour, Short Edition brings together a community of readers and authors who share the same passion for short stories." (About Short Edition) Writer’s Community Short Edition is a French startup that has built a community of over 5,000 writers and 200,000 literature fans since it...
5 years ago
"Open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science!" (About Mystery Science) Demystifying Science for Elementary Students Mystery Science is an educational company founded by two long-time friends, Doug Peltz and Keith Schacht, that promises to get elementary school students hooked on science. Courses are...
5 years ago
DIY App – Creative Community for Kids is an online learning and community app that’s targeted for students aged 6-16. Students can choose from a full range of individual skills under larger themes: art, athletics, building, business, citizenship, design, engineering, exploring, growing, hacking, philosophy, and science. To earn a badge, kids must complete three tasks and then upload proof of co...
5 years ago
Massive open online courses have proliferated across all sectors of education in recent years. Due to their accessibility and low costs, they have been lauded as revolutionary tools that are truly expanding education for all. However, new research is now pushing back on those lofty accolades of educational democratization. In a sample of over 2600 online learners in 400 different courses across various platforms, researchers from Northern Il...