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Multiple-choice questions – what are they good for? New research on Learning Design

LEARNING DESIGN IN PRACTICE FOR EVERYBODY  > PART5 > NEW SECTION OCTOBRE 4 2018 Multiple-choice questions have been the main type of exercise for testing and evaluating knowledge of the past 100 years. New research by Associate Professor of Education and  Psychological & Brain Sciences Andrew C. Butler at Washington University in St. Louis takes the concept one step further. His research shows not only best practice for using multiple-choice questions in tests and assessment,… Continue reading

After Digitization? New Research Program of Quantum Technologies

After Digitization? New Research Program of Quantum Technologies eLearningworld News The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research announces the approval of a new research program within the field of Quantum physics and technologies. The program framework is described as research for “quantum technologies – from the basics to the market” with total funding of €650 million. “We want to continue and expand the strong position of research in Germany in the field of quantum… Continue reading

Upgrading the book’s format necessary, as a conclusion of new research

eLearningworld News A new research study based on University of Michigan survey project “Monitoring the Future” that has run since 1975 shows that only 16% of US teenagers read books outside school education, while in the 1970s the number was 60%. TV and cinema show a similar decrease in attention from teenagers. At the same time as social media for many has become an addiction with potential great negative psychological consequences. The average using social… Continue reading

The Best time to Learn a Language, new cognitive research

eLearningworld News Children learn languages much more effectively than adults a lot of evidence from research propose. New research from MIT shows that this golden era of learning a language is longer than have been suggested before. To learn the grammar of a new language is expected to last in the age of 17-18 years old. Joshua Hartshorne, an assistant professor of psychology at Boston College said the following about the study: “If you want… Continue reading

Crowdsourcing research to improve outcome

eLearningworld News Anthony Gitter and Casey Greene, both professors of Bioinformatics, wrote in 2016 a paper about biomedical applications for deep learning. Today, they have 40 collaborators whereof most of them now are regarded as co-authors of the paper. Since the professors after finishing the paper set it out for crowdsourcing. The crowdsourced version is called “Opportunities and obstacles for deep learning in biology and medicine,” and was published April 4, 2018, in the Journal… Continue reading

What AI can tell about the human brain, new research

eLearningworld News It is an often used method to use research of the human brain to develop AI-applications, but what happens if we turn the perspective around? What if the research is directed on artificial intelligence aiming to better understand the human brain? Aude Oliva of MIT said the following 25th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS): “The fundamental questions cognitive neuroscientists and computer scientists seek to answer are similar. They have a… Continue reading

Pupils more nuanced than media on smartphones in school, according to new research

eLearningworld News The researcher Torbjörn Ott at Gothenburg University has analysed the smartphone’s social aspects and as a tool for learning in his doctoral thesis Mobile phones in school: From disturbing objects to infrastructure for learning.  The result shows that pupils give a very nuanced image to the use of smartphones in school. On one side it can be used for cheating, disturbing by playing online games and use social media etc. during class, but… Continue reading

Best way for children to develop language skills, new research from MIT

eLearningworld News Dialogue is the most important method to develop children’s language skills MIT cognitive scientists have found in a new research project. Rachel Romeo, the lead author of the paper of the research published in the online edition of Psychological Science, concludes: “The important thing is not just to talk to your child, but to talk with your child. It’s not just about dumping language into your child’s brain, but to actually carry on… Continue reading

The benefits of Action Games for Skills Development, new research

eLearningworld News Perception, attention and reaction time is all being trained when playing action games a new study shows from an international research project lead by the University of Geneva. The research is based on 15 years of data from action games to measure how these impact cognitive abilities. The result shows that the 8970 individuals between the ages of 6 to 40 years old that produced the data by playing action games experienced significant… Continue reading

Psychology Research in a Virtual Reality environment with Eye-tracking

eLearningworld News “When we search for a specific object in a scene, we seem to have developed a precise idea of where to look for and find certain things,” Professor Melissa Le-Hoa Vo, psychologist at Goethe University Frankfurt conclude from her recent research that can be used in several fields. To reach this conclusion the team has used eye-tracking technology in a 3D virtual reality environment. Eye tracking is used to monitor human perception since… Continue reading