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 Online STEM Learning Effective
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Teacher Insights
July 03, 2020 Friday 06:03:14 IST

Online STEM Learning Effective

Online Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) were as effective as traditional classroom learning but can be done at a fraction of cost. A Cornell University study tracked more than 300 students in Russia, where top universities standardize online classes for use by institutions with fewer resources. It has important implications for the teaching of science, technology, engineering and math -- skills that are in high demand by the international workforce, said Rene Kizilcec, assistant professor of information science at Cornell University. Online STEM Learning can address the twin problems of shortage of highly skilled professionals required in industry and keep costs low for educational institutions to train them.  China, Russia

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Teacher Insights
July 03, 2020 Friday 06:01:41 IST
Tool Converts Maths into Pictures

Tool Converts Maths into Pictures

A new tool named Penrose has been developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University that is capable of translating mathematical abstractions into beautiful and instructive illustrations. The tool enables users to create diagrams simply by typing an ordinary mathematical expression and letting the software do the drawing. Unlike a

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Teacher Insights
July 03, 2020 Friday 06:00:46 IST
Class Groupings Affect Self Confidence

Class Groupings Affect Self Confidence

Class groupings on the basis of ability could severely affect self-confidence of children according a study led by UCL Institute of Education. It was done among 9000 students in the 12-13 age group who took Maths and English classes. It was found that there was a worrying 'self-confidence'gap between students in the top and bottom set

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Teacher Insights
July 03, 2020 Friday 05:59:45 IST
Social Media as Learning Tool

Social Media as Learning Tool

Social media platforms can help students feel more engaged in learning, creating, deeper interactions between teachers and students, according to Christine Greenhow, Associate Professor in Education Psychology at Michigan State University. Research revealed that through social media, teachers can enhance interactions between students

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Teacher Insights
July 03, 2020 Friday 05:58:38 IST
Creativity is Motivation

Creativity is Motivation

Creative insights or 'aha moments' trigger a burst of activity in the brain's reward system that motivates some people to engage in further creative activities, according to Yongtaek Oh and John Kounios of Drexel University, USA. The people studied included aficionados, mystery-novel devotees, starving artistes and underpaid research

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International Edu News
July 01, 2020 Wednesday 06:36:03 IST
The University of Glasgow gets a £1m award from the Wolfson Foundation

The University of Glasgow gets a £1m award from the Wolfson Foundation

The University of Glasgow is to benefit from a £1m award from the Wolfson Foundation for its work on Quantum and Nanotechnology which will be a key focus of its new Research Hub in the Western campus. The £113m Research Hub, currently under construction as part of the University’s £1bn campus development programme, will provide a cutting-edge

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International Edu News
July 01, 2020 Wednesday 06:11:36 IST
Earnings of students in further education affected by what they study

Earnings of students in further education affected by what they study

New research reveals that the subjects that young people study on vocational courses affect their future earnings more than twice as much as which further education (FE) college they attended. Researchers from the Centre for Vocational Education Research at LSE, find that students aged 16-20 who went to an FE college in the top 15% of colleges, as

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Science Innovations
July 01, 2020 Wednesday 05:35:48 IST
Asteroid impact made the Earth uninhabitable for dinosaurs

Asteroid impact made the Earth uninhabitable for dinosaurs

A research team from UCL, Imperial College London and the University of Bristol has shown that only the asteroid impact could have created conditions that were unfavourable for dinosaurs across the globe. In the study, they also show that the massive volcanism could also have helped life recover from the asteroid strike in the long term. The astero

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Science Innovations
July 01, 2020 Wednesday 05:32:07 IST
Tabletop quantum experiment could detect gravitational waves

Tabletop quantum experiment could detect gravitational waves

Tiny diamond crystals could be used as an incredibly sensitive and small gravitational detector capable of measuring gravitational waves, suggests new UCL-led research.Predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity, gravitational waves are ripples in space–time generated by certain movements of massive objects. They are important to study

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Creative Living
June 23, 2020 Tuesday 11:31:29 IST
“Amazing Grace”, the First Debugger

“Amazing Grace”, the First Debugger

There is an interesting story behind coinage of the word bug used to describe any errors or glitches in a computer program. Grace Hopper, one of the most influential computer scientists, was working with Harvard Mark II, an electromechanical computer built in 1947 by Howard Aiken. Without any warning the system failed. On detailed examination, Hopp

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Higher Studies
June 15, 2020 Monday 03:58:23 IST
IBSW to Offer Hybrid Model of Learning on Lockdown

IBSW to Offer Hybrid Model of Learning on Lockdown

The International Business School of Washington (IBSW) is offering a hybrid model that allows students to continue their education online through its Learning Management System (LMS) and webinars due to lockdown. It gives students more flexibility by enabling them the options of completing their academic semesters on campus or 100% online

Welcome to Rajagiri Round Table Conference

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Round Table June 11, 2020 Thursday 11:01:11 IST
Lockdown: Fostering Creative Thinking and Living

Are Our Children Losing Resilience?

Even as the lockdown was extended after two months for a further period of thirty days, there were moments of despair, disappointment and anguish in society but there were stories as well of how people creatively managed their lives at home, workplace or in educational campuses. The 59th Rajagiri International Round Table Conference got across to a