Research uncovers broadband gaps in US to help close digital divide

High-speed internet access has gone from an amenity to a necessity for working and learning from home, and the COVID-19 pandemic has more clearly revealed the disadvantages for American households that lack a broadband connection. To tackle this problem, Michigan…

Adapting laboratory techniques for remote instruction

The COVID-19 pandemic forced instructors to adapt their courses for online learning. Laboratory courses were particularly difficult due to lack of access to specialized equipment for remote learners. To overcome this challenge, researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign designed…

Parents modify the home literacy environment according to their children’s progress in learning to read

Research across a wide range of languages shows that children’s home literacy environment can often predict their language and literacy skills. However few studies, especially for English speaking children, examine how children’s development affects what parents do and not just…

Timing of exposure to secondhand smoke, ADHD symptoms in children

What The Study Did: Researchers assessed associations between prenatal, early postnatal or current exposure to secondhand smoke and symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among school-age children in China. Authors: Li-Wen Hu, M.D., Ph.D., and Guang-Hui Dong, M.D., Ph.D., of Sun…

UTSA builds personal AI for teaching kids living on autistic spectrum

UTSA has established a wearables and artificial intelligence laboratory to provide precision treatment plans to improve learning among those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Researchers will automate data collection and analysis of behavioral sensing data that can be used…

UTSA builds personal AI for teaching kids living on autistic spectrum

UTSA has established a wearables and artificial intelligence laboratory to provide precision treatment plans to improve learning among those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Researchers will automate data collection and analysis of behavioral sensing data that can be used…

The online learning needs of students across different grades during the COVID-19 pandemic

A new study published in the British Journal of Educational Technology has identified the different needs of students across primary, middle, and high school related to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the study, investigators surveyed 1,170,769 Chinese students…

Practicing ‘mindfulness’ in summer camp benefits campers and counselors alike

With summer around the corner, a project shows how implementing an evidence-based mindfulness program in a summer camp setting decreases emotional distress in school age children and empowers campers and counselors alike – enhancing camper-counselor relationships. Mindfulness – a state…

Record GE Gas Power gift honors engineering legend, drives diversity in STEM fields

In an effort to bridge the gap between talent and opportunity, GE Gas Power today announced it is establishing a historic annual scholarship to support underrepresented minorities and women on campus – the largest in the history of Clemson’s College…

Simulation-based estimation of SARS-CoV-2 infections associated with school closures and community-based interventions

What The Study Did: In this decision analytical modelling study, researchers investigated the association of school reopening or closure with new and cumulative COVID-19 case numbers compared with other community-based interventions. Authors: David Naimark, M.D., M.Sc., of the Sunnybrook Health…

Kumon or Montessori? It may depend on your politics, according to new study of 8,500 parents

HOUSTON – (March 30, 2021) – Whether parents prefer a conformance-oriented or independence-oriented supplemental education program for their children depends on political ideology, according to a study of more than 8,500 American parents by a research team from Rice University…

Professor Christopher Musco receives NSF award for promising young researchers

BROOKLYN, New York, Monday, March 22, 2021 — The National Science Foundation (NSF) selected an NYU Tandon School of Engineering professor who is spearheading a project to democratize big data modeling with novel algorithms to receive one of its most…

UTSA researcher studies key predictors for college retention

(MARCH 17, 2021) – The current outbreak of COVID-19 has raised many questions about the value of consideration of standardized testing through the admissions process. One of the many Coronavirus cancellations included a growing number of universities to waive SAT…

20 years of research on the use of virtual reality in education

An analysis published in the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning highlights 20 years of research on the use of virtual reality (VR) in K-12 schools and higher education. Investigators examined 149 articles from 2000-2019 from three major academic databases. They…

NYU Tandon professor wins NSF CAREER award for promising young researchers

The National Science Foundation (NSF) selected an NYU Tandon School of Engineering professor who is developing new approaches to training deep learning (DL) artificial intelligence frameworks, to receive its most prestigious award for promising young academics. Anna Choromanska , an…