Yesterday I discovered this thread via Christian Bokhove: A lot of people are concerned with the problem of #measurements in the #SocialSciences (and the problem to me is worse than the #replicationCrisis!). I suggest exchanging papers, comments, and ideas in this thread 🧵.Here are some: — 𝐷𝑖𝑛𝑜.𝐶𝑎𝑟𝑝𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑠( ) (@JustaNormalDino) May 22, 2023 Our book, The… Read More Don’t read this thread on science if you don’t want to get depressed (but I think it’s a good thing)
I have an essay in a newly published book: The Routledge Handbook of Digital Consumption, edited by Rosa Llamas and Russell Belk. My chapter discusses technology in education: In this chapter, we look at the past, the present, and the future of education as we have seen decades of big hope in digital means to change… Read More New chapter: Education in a digital age: Do we need more innovation in educational innovations?
Noise is an important enemy of concentration, both for learning and working. This new study shows the latter again. From the press release: Researchers at Chalmers’ Division of Applied Acoustics have conducted a laboratory study in which test subjects took concentration tests while being exposed to background traffic noise. The subjects were asked to look… Read More Again: even slight traffic noise has a negative impact on work performance
Found this tweet via Martin Robinson, and I’m flabbergasted: In 1977, media prophet Marshall McLuhan discussed CIA and FBI surveillance, and then spun it into one of the most mind-bending comments on identity in the digital age I've ever heard. pic.twitter.com/gDWVJa4Anh — Benjamin Carlson (@bfcarlson) May 10, 2023
Found this study via this tweet: "Global academic freedom has declined over the past decade for the first time in the last century… the decline of academic freedom has resulted in a global loss quantifiable with at least 4% fewer patents filed and 5.9% fewer patent citations." https://t.co/JOda3RfyPt pic.twitter.com/2R04r0PKKS — Steve Stewart-Williams (@SteveStuWill) May 19,… Read More Depressing pre-print on “Academic freedom and innovation”
In the past months, we read a lot of times that AI was good at taking tests, but what about developing tests? Well, it seems AI can do that too. Do note that the paper hasn’t been peer-reviewed yet. From the press release: Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) model that can generate online… Read More AI matches human performance at developing good test questions
Sometimes history can allow you to see an evolution. Take Eastern Europe: a whole society went from living in the Soviet Union to living in a very different way. A new study describes how this potentially has influenced what they call the ‘thinking styles’ of the Romanian population. What are the key takeaways: Researchers studied… Read More Is there a developmental window for learning to see different perspectives?
Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Over the past two decades, I have written a great deal about teacher and student access to and use of laptops, tablets, and phones in U.S. public schools. Access meant school districts purchasing computers and making them available to both teachers and students. Where…