Does the smartphone hinder learning? New review study suggests ‘yes’, but…

A new review study by Amez and Baert examined the existing research on the use of smartphones and the consequences for academic success. In short: A predominance of empirical results supporting a negative association. This finding is driven by studies relying on actual GPA measures. But, there is one important limitation: The literature’s main limitation… Read More Does the smartphone hinder learning? New review study suggests ‘yes’, but…

Great new handy tool for students and researchers: connected papers

Yesterday I discovered this great new tool that I’m sure I will be using a lot myself and will advise my students to try when working on their papers: connected papers. An important element of scientific work is to build upon earlier insights or to nuance or contradict earlier findings in science. That’s why scientific… Read More Great new handy tool for students and researchers: connected papers

A rapid review does warn: Impact of children’s loneliness today could manifest in depression for years to come

This review didn’t examine the effects of Corona and the different lockdowns around the globe, but did examine what we know about the relation between spanning isolation, loneliness and mental health for young people aged 4 – 21 and it does cause for alarm with effects that can sometimes be lagged. This all can mean… Read More A rapid review does warn: Impact of children’s loneliness today could manifest in depression for years to come

New report on the impact of school closures and what to do next

Yesterday the Chartered College of Teaching has published a new review of research evidence on school closures and international approaches to education during the COVID-19 pandemic. What are the main findings: The impact of school closures on learning Research evidence on ‘summer learning loss’ suggests that children from lower income families are usually more adversely… Read More New report on the impact of school closures and what to do next

The challenges schools, teachers and pupils face during and after the current COVID19 crisis, the video of my #researchEDHome webinar

Yesterday I had the pleasure to deliver an online session for ResearchEDHome. You can find the slides here I received a couple of questions concerning the papers and studies I mentioned in my talk: You can read the recent paper on predictions and recommendations based on summer loss research here. The Dutch study by Thijs… Read More The challenges schools, teachers and pupils face during and after the current COVID19 crisis, the video of my #researchEDHome webinar

COVID-19 academic losses: Predictions and recommendations (Best Evidence in Brief)

On Friday I’ll be giving an online talk for ResearchEDHome on the impact of COVID-19 on education and how to handle what’s next. This new study that I found via Best Evidence in Brief comes just in time: More than 55 million students in the U.S. are not in school due to COVID-19, and many… Read More COVID-19 academic losses: Predictions and recommendations (Best Evidence in Brief)