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How to Judge if Research is Trustworthy

B. Gilliard [UPDATE Feb. 3, 2012: Please see additional clarification from both of the researchers of the studies cited in this article below.] Scientists are notorious for questioning the veracity of publicized research — and with good reason. They want to know: Who conducted the research? Where was it published? What were the survey questions? … Continue reading How to Judge if Research is Trustworthy →

Proof in Study: Math App Improves Test Scores (And Engagement)

Motion Math The first iPad was released in April 2010, and since then, its potential as a learning device has been explored by educators, app developers, and the exploding ed-tech industry. These days, it’s not uncommon to read about school districts handing out iPads as textbook replacements. Skeptics, though, don’t believe the hype. From a … Continue reading Proof in Study: Math App Improves Test Scores (And Engagement) →

Don’t Forget the Fun Factor in Educational Games

Too often, educational games are neither fun nor educational, and there are plenty of educational games that fail on both those counts. Without an exhaustive study of games and game designers, it’s hard to pinpoint why. Do those making educational games have little experience in game design? Or do those making educational games have little … Continue reading Don’t Forget the Fun Factor in Educational Games →

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