There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and while the insights in this study aren’t new at all, it’s worth repeating again and again and again and again and… A report published by the Nuffield Foundation in the UK finds that computer use in schools does not on its own boost students’ digital literacy or prepare… Read More Again: don’t just put technology in schools and hope for the best (Best Evidence in Brief)
So some people in high places have repeated the claim that violence games cause violence. But what does the research say? Well, the answer is less clear cut than one might think. Studies range from A 2015 APA-review did find a link between violence and video games, but did not find a link with criminal… Read More Video games and violence, what does the research say?
There is a new Best Evidence in Brief with some interesting studies. And this time it has a new review that I will quote almost weekly, as it’s about a question I very often get: what is best for learning: print or digital. Answer is again: print. A recent meta-analysis in The Journal of Research on… Read More Printed vs digital text: A meta-analysis (Best Evidence in Brief)
Imagine students having to wear a brain reading device so teachers can tell if they have understood what they need to know. Possible benefits: no tests needed anymore? a real possibility to measure effectiveness But at the same time… it does sound as an episode of Black Mirror, or just a plan in China. Bring… Read More Interesting but with mixed feelings: your brain activity can be used to measure how well you understand a concept
Lately I have been involved in different discussions about Artificial Intelligence in education behind the screens. To paraphrase Larry Cuban: the claims made about AI are often oversold, with simple algorithms without any element of machine learning being labeled AI. E.g. together with some other scientists I’m still waiting for any solid evidence of a… Read More An interesting use of artificial intelligence in education: to catch the cheats
Paul Kirschner and I were asked to submit a lemma to the Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies This encyclopedia aims to offer researchers an indication of the breadth and importance of information systems in education, including the way IT is being used, and could be used to enable learning and teaching. The encyclopedia covers… Read More New publication: Computer-Assisted Learning