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Experts have learned that among the multiple factors that can cause obesity, one influence is an abnormal neurocognitive or behavioral response to food cues. In this case, the brain becomes wired to seek and expect greater rewards from food, which leads to unhealthful overeating.
A new strategy uses attention modification programs to train a person to ignore or disregard specific, problematic cues or triggers.
A new study suggests that by playing games that involve quickly guessing how many items are in a group of objects, children can help themselves become better at traditional math problems.
Your memory is a wily time traveler, plucking fragments of the present and inserting them into the past, reports a new study. In terms of accuracy, it’s no video camera. Rather, memory rewrites the past with current information, updating your recollections with new experiences to aid survival. Love at first sight, for example, is more likely a trick of your memory than a Hollywood-worthy moment.
This is a good moment to be an introvert. A host of books and articles have been published in recent years extolling the virtues of being reserved, and defending inhibited personalities from the longstanding cultural belief that being outgoing and gregarious is the key to success.
A new study from researchers at the University of Colorado and the University of Connecticut is the latest good news for quieter people. Researchers have long found that socially inhibited kids appear to have weaker language skills than their more outgoing peers. This new study complicates that picture slightly. After examining 408 same-sex twin pairs at the ages of 14, 20, and 24 months, the researchers found that inhibited kids didn’t actually know less—they were simply less eager to express their knowledge out loud.
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A new study discovered computer-mediated personalized review helped students remember significantly more material on a tests given at the end of the semester and a month later.
“Our research shows that data collected from a population of learners can be leveraged to personalize review for individual students, yielding significant benefits over one-size-fits-all review,” said researcher Robert Lindsey, a doctoral student at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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A newly released Babson study recorded the lowest growth surge in students who took at least one online college course in a given year in almost a decade of surveys, while the higher education adoption of Massive Online Open Courses remains low.
Despite the courses’ continued popular enrollment, it was found that only 7.1 million people took 1 online course or more — about a 6 percent increase from the year before. Although the study did record continued growth, this 6 percent increase is the lowest ever recorded. 36.5 percent in 2005 was the highest.
Here’s the conclusion of a small but intriguing study. Its findings reveal “only limited support for the idea that students actually do respond to feedback and make changes in a subsequent piece of assessable work consistent with the intentions that underlay the provided feedback.”
In the digital classroom then, the primary shift parallels blended learning: a mix of physical and electronic information that serves as a compromise between “old” and “new” learning. Recording pens, tablets, laptops, audio software, and social media make recording, reviewing, sharing, and storing these notes different than it was even 10 years ago.
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The growth of social networks has spawned a new business practice whereby prospective employers often review an individual’s Facebook page, or other personal social media content, as a pre-screen for the hiring process.
William Stoughton, a doctoral student at North Carolina State University, believes the organizations may be committing a breach of privacy or, at the very least, creating a negative impression of the company for potential employees.
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A new study should help parents chill out and not worry about their toddler playing with food and, of course, making a huge mess.
In fact, researchers believe that the messier your child gets while playing with food in the high chair, the more he or she is learning.
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A new study has discovered that 48% of the nation’s 50 million public school students are in poverty, as measured by whether they qualify for free or reduced-priced lunches. In 17 states, the majority of schoolchildren are poor. Poverty rates are led by Mississippi, where 71% of children are in poverty.
These data represent a startling rise since 2000.
While the online environment can be an exceptional learning environment, it can be a dangerous space for children to engage, explore and play. A new study discovers that parents say a key concern is the fear that their children will meet strangers online, followed closely by exposure to pornography, violent content and bullying.
But a parent’s level of concern for these and other online safety issues varies depending on their racial and ethnic background, researchers learned.
- White parents are the least concerned about all online safety issues;
- Parents of Asian and Hispanic descent are significantly more likely to be concerned about all online safety-related issues;
- Black parents are significantly more concerned than white parents about children meeting harmful strangers or being exposed to pornography, but not about other issues.
Should students take notes? What about giving students access to your PowerPoint slides and lecture notes? Students have been known to ask for them pretty aggressively and lots of teachers do make them available. Is it a good idea?