News tagged with educational institutions

US kids read little on e-readers, tablets: study

Two-thirds of young children in the United States now have access to an e-reader or tablet, but only half of them actually use the device to read, a research institute said in a study published Friday.

dateJan 24, 2014 in Other
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Better teaching for inquiring minds

Inquiry-based learning is an educational method centred on the investigation of questions, scenarios or problems. It is seen by many as a positive alternative to traditional forms of instruction where students ...

dateJul 15, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Higher ed must lead climate change adaptations

Higher Education institutions play a key role and must be leaders in preparing society to adapt to the needs of a changing climate, according to a new report evaluating education, research, campus sustainability ...

dateJun 06, 2013 in Environment
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Learning platform uses quiz concept

Can university students, schoolchildren and employees play their way to knowledge? Can computerised games help to reverse worrisome school drop-out rates? Yes, say the researchers behind the Norwegian-developed Kahoot! learning ...

dateApr 26, 2013 in Social Sciences
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How school report cards can backfire

In the wake of President Obama's "college scorecard," new research finds that government attempts to grade educational institutions can backfire when done for political or policy purposes.

dateMar 25, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Colleges say federal cuts could cause brain drain

At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, faculty fret about the future of the school's Plasma Science and Fusion Center. Thirty miles (fifty kilometers) away, administrators at the state university campus ...

dateMar 17, 2013 in Other
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