Aptitude for learning languages is a stronger predictor of learning to program than basic math

I received this study through my wife as she suggested that I probably would be interested. She does know me well. This new study from the University of Washington suggests that a natural aptitude for learning languages is a stronger predictor of learning to program than basic math knowledge. Do note: a stronger predictor doesn’t… Read More Aptitude for learning languages is a stronger predictor of learning to program than basic math

New Swedish report on 1 laptop per child: no benefits for learning, possible negative effect on equality

Sara Hjelm pointed me to this new, Swedish report on giving every child a laptop in education. The conclusion is pretty clear: On average, we find no significant impact of 1:1 programs on student performance, as measured by their results on national standardized tests in mathematics and language at the end of lower secondary school.… Read More New Swedish report on 1 laptop per child: no benefits for learning, possible negative effect on equality