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Are computer-supported literacy interventions effective for young children?

Computer-assisted learning (CAL) is gaining popularity due to its promise of cost-effectiveness, individualized approach, and enhanced engagement. However, recent research, published by Ludo Verhoeven and colleagues in Educational Research Review, shows that the effect size of CAL was smaller than those found in previous meta-analyses that investigated teacher-supported early literacy interventions. This lends evidence to a …

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Registered Reports in the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning

By: Em. prof. dr. Paul. A. Kirschner, Editor-in-Chief, Open University of the Netherlands / Thomas More University of Applied Sciences, and Dr. Jeroen Janssen, Associate Editor, Utrecht University, Netherlands The science of learning and instruction is a rapidly evolving field, with a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. It is also sometimes burdened by two …

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Every cloud has a silver lining: Positive effects of Covid-19?

Every cloud has a silver lining: Positive effects of Covid-19? I read an article today in my local paper Dagblad De Limburger about a school district that: “… in the morning when the cleaning service is present and in the evening when they are back at work, all windows are open against each other. There …

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Elk nadeel heb z’n voordeel: Positieve effecten van Covid-19?

Elk nadeel heb z’n voordeel: Positieve effecten van Covid-19? Ik las vanochtend in Dagblad De Limburger het volgende over SVOPL-scholen in Parkstad, Limburg: “…’s morgens als de schoonmaakdienst aanwezig is en ’s avonds als ze opnieuw aan het werk zijn, dan staan alle ramen tegen elkaar open. Ook tussendoor kan er nog gespuid worden. Op …

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Spacing Effect; Intensive ‘Crash’ Courses and 6th Form Independent Study

Found on CogSciSci, a really interesting blog by Rob King (@Ironic_Bonding) on spaced and massed practice to teach learners how to drive, along with some worrying ramifications for road safety. He then writes about applying this to the chemistry classroom. He sets his blog up as follows (a kind of graphic organiser): Read the blog …

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Not all difficulties are desirable for learning

It was previously claimed that the font Sans Forgetica, a type font created by a multidisciplinary team of designers and behavioural scientists from RMIT University, could enhance people’s memory for information, however researchers have found after carrying out numerous experiments that the font does not enhance memory. Researcher Dr Kimberley Wade, from the Department of …

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