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The main Pathway for Fake News to go Viral, according to new research

eLearningworld Research News New research from Pew Research Center on individuals’ online news habits shows that the most common sources used are news websites (36%) and social media (35%) while search engines (20%) and email/text etc. from news organisations (15%) or family friends (7%) are less common. The research was performed over the course of one week and included 3827 US-citizen where 2078 finished the required number of surveys. The result also shows differences between … Continue reading

Latest News: Research promotes Learning for all Senses

eLearningworld News from US New research shows that young children learn through using multiple senses simultaneously. This requires a learning environment with hands-on objects in order to combine the sense of touch with the senses of vision, hearing, taste and smell. This trains the sensory memory and building a foundation for solving problems and to create novel ideas from current ideas. This foundation of cognitive skills is from where we develop our skills and knowledge … Continue reading

Latest News: Read or Play? Digital Media Consumption research shows big variations

eLearningworld News from the World A new research study from PayPal with the title: Digital Media Consumers – Cross-country trends shows differences in digital media consumption-patterns across national markets. The research concerns digital goods that are paid for, where in US, France and United Arab Emirates a majority prefers to play video-games before ebooks, while in UK, Italy. Japan and Russia a majority of the consumers prefer reading ebooks, more equally divided of play or … Continue reading

Latest News: Publishing 4.0, according to research from FAU

eLearningworld News from Germany Researchers from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Erlangen-Nürnberg, are in a new study developing ten proposals to provide publishers with inspiration to concepts to new business models with required content and IT infrastructure. The inspiration comes from general research on industry 4.0 that is being applied on the publishing industry’s prerequisites. “The key element of publishing 4.0 is the customer-driven approach,” Jörn Fahsel, said, he is a doctoral candidate at Institute of Book Studies … Continue reading

Latest News: Neuroscience research supports Kant’s Human Response to Artwork theory

eLearningworld News from the Netherlands A team from Erasmus University in Rotterdam has tested how the unconscious brain responds to art. The results show that if we are being told that an image is an artwork or not we automatically change our response, either by upgrading or downgrading the emotional experience. The research method was based on two experiments with 24 students. They were asked to evaluate pictures, some of real events and some of artworks, … Continue reading

Latest News: Online Gaming boosts School Results new research shows

eLearningworld News from Australia A new study based on the result of data from the Pisa-test in 772 Australian schools and 12 018 student observations compares the result of the answers about personal interest and the actual outcome of the test-results. The analysis finds that: “The results suggest that using online social networks reduces academic achievement. Conversely, playing online games increases scores.” The study is called “Internet Usage and Educational Outcomes Among 15-Year-Old Australian Students” … Continue reading

Latest News: Development of Artificial Intelligence takes advantage of Human Learning research

eLearningworld News from US One of the most acknowledged theories about human learning was first published in 1995 and it states that learning is the product of two complementary learning systems. The theory is developed from David Marr, a British computational neuroscientist, research and it claims that the first system gradually acquires knowledge and skills from exposure to experiences, while the second stores specific experiences for effective integration into the first system. The second system … Continue reading

Latest News: New research shows how the brain works with mathematics

eLearningworld News from France Research from CEA-Inserm-Université Paris Sud-Collège de France has discovered the network of brain regions involved in advanced mathematics and also simpler arithmetic operations. The research method that was used was to study the brains of fifteen professional mathematicians using functional MRI where MRI images were taken while they thought for four seconds about advanced mathematical and non-mathematical statements. The result shows that the network is only activated when numbers are seen … Continue reading

Latest News: ICT creating more equal opportunities to Learn, according to new research

eLearningworld News from Sweden New research from Örebro University in Sweden shows that by integrating ICT as a part of the pedagogy you can personalise learning and thereby make education more equally distributed. The research report, ”Closing the gaps – Improving literacy and mathematics by ict-enhanced collaboration”, measures pupils from the third grade’s results in the national tests for Swedish and mathematics. The research is based on two control groups where one of them is connected … Continue reading

Latest News: Retweeting can cause “cognitive overload”, according to new research

eLearningworld News from US and China Research from Cornell University and Beijing University finds retweeting and in other ways sharing information can create a “cognitive overload”. This reaction can interfere with learning and remember what you have just seen. But the analysis of the results goes further by concluding that the overload can decrease performance in the real world. Qi Wang, professor of human development in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University conducted … Continue reading