This paper was published last year, but because of this tweet I just found out about it this morning: our new paper on facial recognition in schools is temporarily open access – looks at how small EdTech start-ups work their products into schools – framing ed 'problems', leveraging SAAS, and overcoming push-back over 'privacy' through… Read More This paper is a huge warning: “Autoroll: scripting the emergence of classroom facial recognition technology”
Yesterday I already started a blog post with the good and the bad. This new study forces me to do the same today: The good: video game playing causes no harm to young children’s cognitive abilities The bad: video games assumed to be effective learning tools showed no meaningful effects. Although the sample is not… Read More Good and bad news about computer games and preteens
This study is in line with earlier research. One could argue if the negative effects of screen time are actually because of watching screens or underlying causes, but this is less important in this case. The researchers behind this new study have found that, although more screen time at 2 years of age is associated… Read More Outdoor play can reduce negative effects of screen time in young children
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This is a slightly different topic than normal, although it still is science and education-related: To find out how many scientists a region needs to become a leader in a discipline, researchers tracked millions of scientists moving across the globe. Their result: there is no critical mass, but you have to be a pioneer. Regions… Read More Why you need pioneers
Everybody is writing and talking about ChatGTP. For teachers and professors, the question often is: how will we deal with this in education. The same people who made the tool also made the GPT-2 Output Detector. Let’s have a real-life look. Yesterday I used the tool myself in a way my friend and colleague Casper… Read More Oh no, not another post about Chat GTP? Yes, but it’s about the AI-detector!
There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and this time I picked this study from this biweekly newsletter written up by Winnie Tam in which every element seems to be important: Li and colleagues recently conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the effects of blended learning on K-12 students’ performance. Blended learning, also known as mixed or… Read More The effect of blended learning on student performance (Best Evidence in Brief)
It’s not a myth in one of our books, but it’s something that a lot of people seem to think: robots are coming to take over our jobs. A new study shows now that only 14% of workers say they’ve seen their job replaced by a robot. But those who have experienced job displacement due… Read More There’s no need to panic about a pending robot takeover just yet!