Poor feedback, ineffective guidance and instructions, and lack of adaptivity are some of the key shortcomings identified by researchers in a study of 171 popular mobile learning apps for 3-5 year olds.
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August 10, 2018
July 20, 2018
New research examines the motivations and performance of the 70,000 students enrolled in Connections Academy's full-time online schools.
June 20, 2018
Neurocore agreed to stop making unsupported claims and end some user testimonials after losing its appeal before an ad-industry regulatory group.
June 06, 2018
Parents are often unable to determine which companies are selling marketing lists based on students' ethnicity, hobbies, personality, and other sensitive information, a new study found.
June 01, 2018
A new survey of teens by the Pew Research Center shows the rising popularity of YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat, as well as the rising ubiquity of smartphones.
May 16, 2018
Safiya Noble discusses her recent book, "Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism," and what it means for K-12 educators and students.
April 17, 2018
A new meta-analysis finds that mobile-phone multitasking—especially with social media— negatively affects reading speed, reading comprehension, and lecture recall.
April 17, 2018
An experiment with embedding "growth-mindset" messaging in software appeared to help students persist when they encountered difficulty—and raised ethical concerns.
April 16, 2018
"It's like getting a tattoo every time you go on the internet," said one young woman in a new study of teen views on digital privacy. What can schools do?
April 06, 2018
A new Gallup poll found teachers lukewarm about the educational value of digital devices, but extremely concerned about their impact on students' mental health.