It’s a debate going on for decades, but it is still going strong: do violent video games lead to real-life violence. Again – as many other studies have shown – the answer is probably no. From the press release: Mass media and general public often link violent video games to real-life violence, although there is… Read More Again: Study shows no evidence that violent video games lead to real-life violence
Sometimes you read a question you never thought of before. I never wondered how we understand emoji. But still, the answer can be something relevant and interesting. Because even when emoji are used to substitute for words, we still understand the sentence. Isn’t that strange? From the press release: Emoji are small image icons that… Read More How do we understand emoji?
This is a handy study for a lot of students. Does it hurt to watch those online lesson videos at a higher speed? Therefor Dillon Murphy and colleagues did 3 experiments: Specifically, in Experiment 1, participants watched lecture videos at either normal (1x) speed or increased speeds (1.5x, 2x, or 2.5x) and were tested on… Read More Dear students: Yes, you can watch those online classes at double speed!
Whenever you look something up on Google, do you know what your knowledge is and what Google gave you as information? You might think that you do, but research by Adrian Ward that he’s been working on for almost a decade shows it’s probably not the case: In the current digital age, people are constantly… Read More People mistake the internet’s knowledge for their own
There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and this time I picked this study from this biweekly newsletter written up by Marta Pellegrini: The Journal of Computer Assisted Learning has recently published a meta-analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of digital games for the enhancement of K-12 student motivation in mathematics. To be included in the… Read More Digital games for improving student motivation in mathematics: Are they effective? (Best Evidence in Brief)
Marco Derksen shared this interview with Angie Gifford from Facebook Europe and in the video, there is a very striking example of inclusiveness. Well, inclusiveness as understood by Meta/Facebook: their technology will make it possible for poor children who can’t afford a trip to Rome to take part through technology while the rich kids are… Read More The European boss of Meta/Facebook shows that the company doesn’t understand inclusiveness and (in)equality at all
Yesterday I was finally allowed to teach again ‘IRL’, I have to admit, it was great to see my students again in the flesh and not behind a screen. For the past years, I have been doing a little exercise with my students to have some retrieval practice happening and allowing me to give +200… Read More A small retrieval exercise I did with my students using their cell phones
This study still only shows a correlation, although the researchers try to go a long way to eliminate other possible explanations: using the internet during your retirement years can be linked to your cognitive functions! From the press release: Researchers from Lancaster University Management School, the Norwegian University Science and Technology and Trinity College Dublin… Read More Are you retired? Keep using the internet!