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4 years ago
The concept of the massive open online course (MOOC) has barely been around for a decade. Nonetheless, MOOCs have proliferated across the world with a promise to democratize education by opening learning acess to anyone with an internet connection. Given the recent inundation of this technology, researchers have heavily studied the impact of MOOCs. Yet there have been f...
4 years ago
Little Passports is an educational subscription box geared at global citizenship and STEM education. Each month, a box of experiments, learning activities, and a comic adventure are mailed to subscribers. The packages range from $16 to $20 per month. The company was founded by two mothers hoping to inspire their children to learn more about the world. Pros: Lit...
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Though we are in the Golden Age of podcasting, starting your own show can be quite difficult. You must know how to record, edit, and upload the audio to popular platforms. Anchor is an app geared towards simplifying this process. This free tool promises to let anyone become a host, creator, or storyteller, witho...
4 years ago
Research breakthroughs take considerable resources, knowledge, and skill, and they often happen behind closed doors. Because of these steep investments, private companies, government funded labs, and universities often protect their innovative processes through patents or other legal barriers. The Open Innovation movement is looking to change this closed system by democratizing innovation. Open source software, crowdsourcing, and crowdfundi...
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Virtual reality (VR) has promise beyond just video gaming for kids. New research is pioneering VR experiences for senior citizens. Since people often lose mobility as they get older, they can no longer explore the world, but through VR, anyone can regain the sense of wonderment through exploration. Visual is a company that specializes in wellness VR experiences for senior citizens. The technology al...
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Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Elon Musk invents a new type of submarine for the cave extraction mission to save the Thai soccer team.Full story from Business Insider 2. Saying goodbye to NASA's famous planet-hunting telescope.
4 years ago
The internet is an invaluable tool that has inundated almost every aspect of our lives. But some of us have become addicted to this connectivity. Just like any addiction, internet addiction (IA) can have detrimental effects. Because of its prevalence, researchers have set out to understand the reach of IA in Chinese adolescents, as much of the research in this area has been centered in the West. The researchers sampled ...
4 years ago
What can educators do about the growing prevalence of misinformation spread via social media? The only answer seems to be by building stronger media literacy skills. DROG, a Dutch-based organization, and Cambridge University have teamed up to create a new resource for educators focusing on this pressing issue. Bad News is a game geared at boosting media literacy by letting students become "fak...
4 years ago
Many people are not aware of their risk for hypertension related to heart disease. While blood pressure tests are available at doctors’ offices or pharmacies, the equipment is still inaccessible to some parts of the world. Researchers have now created a smartphone device that can effectively measure blood pressure, even without a doctor or bulky equipment. Smartphones already contain most of the technology needed for blood pressure tests. Wi...