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2014-04-10 23:01:22

Leaders from academe met recently in Indianapolis at the Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference to explore the intersection of learning analytics and open learning, open technologies, and open research. The Summit will next convene in 2015 at Marist College, in New York's historic Hudson River Valley. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 With learning analytics poised to become a mainstream technology, higher education leaders from around the world came together following the Learning...

2013-11-21 15:42:19

Carnegie Mellon and Temple researchers offer fresh perspective for educational research From using concrete or abstract materials to giving immediate or delayed feedback, there are rampant debates over the best teaching strategies to use. But, in reality, improving education is not as simple as choosing one technique over another. Carnegie Mellon University and Temple University researchers scoured the educational research landscape and found that because improved learning depends on...

2013-11-11 12:27:55

University Provides Open Access to World's Largest Bank of Educational Technology Data; Forms Global Learning Council with Academic, Industry and Technology Leaders PITTSBURGH, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University today launched the Simon Initiative to accelerate the use of learning science and technology to improve student learning. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) Named to honor the work of the late Nobel Laureate and CMU Professor Herbert...

2013-05-31 23:00:33

The McKeel Innovative Best Instructional Strategies (IBIS) Project serves to assist and support Florida´s lower performing charter schools with educational technology integration and literacy using the Flow embodied learning environment from SMALLab Learning. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 SMALLab Learning is proud to be a sponsor for the McKeel IBIS Project. McKeel Academy of Technology has been awarded a 2-year Instructional Best Practices Dissemination Grant for $250,000 to...

2013-04-25 16:34:21

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International has signed a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to launch and manage a new Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL). SRI will manage CIRCL, which will be located at SRI's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, in collaboration with Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and NORC at the University of Chicago. "This is a timely, important opportunity to connect...

2013-01-23 08:26:14

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leo's Pad, a series of animated apps for preschoolers, is changing the face of educational apps by customizing learning activities for a child--as he or she plays. Leo's Pad is the first release from Kidaptive, Inc., a collaboration of educational researchers from Stanford University and an Emmy-winning creative director's talented team of animators and writers. Each Leo's Pad "appisode," or animated app, is interwoven with games and puzzles...

2012-06-04 17:35:02

A pair of new studies by computer scientists, biologists, and cognitive psychologists at Harvard, Northwestern, Wellesley, and Tufts suggest that collaborative touch-screen games have value beyond just play. Two games, developed with the goal of teaching important evolutionary concepts, were tested on families in a busy museum environment and on pairs of college students. In both cases, the educational games succeeded at making the process of learning difficult material engaging and...

2009-09-07 09:36:14

In today's class room mobile phones are seen as a nuisance, but they can be the key to a new, personal way of learning. Says prof. dr. Marcus Specht of the Open Universiteit Nederland in his inaugural dissertation on Friday 11th September 2009. Today's learners - of all age groups - use their mobiles in nearly all their daily activities. Mobile media enable learners to access information and learning support whenever they need. "The students of the future will demand the learning support that...