Interesting but not too surprising: Video is not always effective in science communication

We are living in YouTube and TikTok times so people often think that when communicating about science we also should use video. Not a bad idea, but do be warned… it could be a bad idea if you are looking for funding. The study doesn’t surprise me as it seems to be in line with… Read More Interesting but not too surprising: Video is not always effective in science communication

Toddlers who use touchscreens show attention differences, but is that bad?

I guess the title has triggered you? Well, it did trigger me as much debate has been about the possible negative consequences, would this now also be the case? I hate to say it, but the researchers behind this longitudinal study can’t say it yet. Still, they already have some interesting findings! From the press… Read More Toddlers who use touchscreens show attention differences, but is that bad?

The Cost-Benefit Case for Tutoring (Best Evidence in Brief)

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and among the interesting new studies and reviews, Claire Chuter writes about a new meta-analysis about tutoring, something I’m also doing research on in Leiden (bold by me): Individual preK-12 tutoring experiments, varying widely in context, approach, and cost, have shown the positive impact of tutoring and small-group… Read More The Cost-Benefit Case for Tutoring (Best Evidence in Brief)