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How to teach teachers amidst the pandemic

In a new study published this week in The Learning Professional, a University of Colorado Denver researcher looked at best practices for educating teachers in an online environment. Known as professional learning, this type ...

WTF, when will scientists learn to use fewer acronyms?

Have you heard of DNA? It stands for Do Not Abbreviate apparently. Jokes aside, it's the most widely used acronym in scientific literature in the past 70 years, appearing more than 2.4 million times.

Coronavirus leaves international students in dire straits

Many international students in private rental housing in Sydney and Melbourne were struggling before COVID-19 hit. Our surveys of these students before and during the pandemic show it has made their already precarious situations ...

Engaging undergrads remotely with an escape room game

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many universities canceled classes or held them online this spring—a change likely to continue for many this fall. As a result, hands-on chemistry labs are no longer accessible to undergraduate ...

Predicting A-level grades accurately 'near-impossible task'

Predicting A-level grades is a "near-impossible task," and the system needs to be overhauled to reduce inaccuracies that can lead to unfair disadvantages for some students, says new research from the UCL Institute of Education.

Successful school instruction is digital—but not exclusively

Secondary school students perform better in natural sciences and mathematics and are more motivated when digital tools are used in instruction. However, success depends on the design of the tools used. Success levels are ...

The promise of using WhatsApp for low-tech distance learning

WhatsApp is one of the most widely-used communication apps in South Africa. Though it's often portrayed in the news as a way to spread disinformation, it shows surprising potential as a tool for online learning during the ...

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