Again: Study shows no evidence that violent video games lead to real-life violence

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

Dear students: Yes, you can watch those online classes at double speed!

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!

Digital games for improving student motivation in mathematics: Are they effective? (Best Evidence in Brief)

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)

The European boss of Meta/Facebook shows that the company doesn’t understand inclusiveness and (in)equality at all

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

A small retrieval exercise I did with my students using their cell phones

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

Are you retired? Keep using the internet!

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!