Virtual reality and science learning: Two experiments (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 Sijie Sheng: Researchers evaluated the effectiveness of an immersive virtual reality (IVR) simulation method compared with a video for teaching and learning scientific knowledge by conducting 2 experiments. In Experiment 1, 131 students were… Read More Virtual reality and science learning: Two experiments (Best Evidence in Brief)

New meta-analysis on the effects of Augmented Reality in education (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 Elaine Lau: Augmented Reality (AR) is a technological advancement of the modern era that allows users to enjoy virtual experiences through their senses. AR has been adopted in education to enable students to visualize and… Read More New meta-analysis on the effects of Augmented Reality in education (Best Evidence in Brief)

Handing out devices was not enough during the lockdowns: the mental health consequences of the shift to distance learning

While the world is now looking at the next disaster movie in Ukraine, we’re also still dealing with the previous one, COVID-19. This study by David De Coninck, Koen Matthijs & Wim Van Lancker based on data from my own home country, Belgium, confirms something we’ve already also seen in Dutch data: handing out devices… Read More Handing out devices was not enough during the lockdowns: the mental health consequences of the shift to distance learning

A meta-meta-analysis on multimedia learning

Christian Bokhove shared this meta-meta-analysis on Twitter during the past week, and while most of the insights have been known for a while, it’s handy to have this overview by Noetel et al. We found that interventions that leveraged our two channels of information processing (visual and auditory) improved learning (e.g., captioning second-language video; modality… Read More A meta-meta-analysis on multimedia learning

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