Social scientists, graphic designers, coders, and other experience experts combine their expertise to build the digital learning tools of tomorrow.
New thinking about assessments integrates testing inside the learning process instead of at the end of the learning process. Teachers and parents get real-time information about students’ needs and competencies. One expert says it paints a ‘far superior’ picture of students than traditional testing.
Learning English as a second language works best when students are able to practice out loud with a teacher. These conversations are important because they weed out subtle mistakes. Researchers are now developing an automated classroom tool that gives students the same feedback in real time.
High school graduation doesn’t always mean students are ready for college. Entrance exams often miss key learning gaps or identify gaps well after interventions might have been effective. Learning experts now have new ways to identify learning gaps much earlier in a child’s education.
There are unfortunate stereotypes about workplace differences between men and women. One researcher has found a way through the nonsense with gender intelligence seminars that, according to some, change lives. The best of those seminars is being translated in to an online learning experience.
Ever read something, then forget it five minutes later? This is what’s happening for many learners on the night before a test, as they re-read notes and class materials. Pearson learning researcher and mom Liane Wardlow has this easy tip that’s grounded in decades of research.
You can guess the measurable skills that stand out on a resume: a second language, expertise with computer programming languages, or test scores. Less measurable abilities called “soft skills” could give you an edge in a competitive job market, even as more and more Americans view their future work prospects with pessimism.
It’s a simple goal: find a way for more parents to attend parent-teacher conferences. They’re such an important way for family members to be involved in a child’s learning, but modern challenges with work and time off keep many away. A new idea eliminates those challenges with video conferencing.
Years ago, a misunderstood journal article launched the so-called Mozart Effect. What started out as good research about music and learning quickly morphed in to a lucrative business based loosely on facts. PhD Liane Wardlaw explains how to be a myth buster in the name of learning science.