Past cross-sectional studies have reported that physically more active children and adolescents achieve better school grades than their less active peers do, but there are few longitudinal studies on the topic. A recently-published study shows that adolescents with higher levels of physical activity over a follow-up period of two academic years had higher academic performance … Continue reading Active adolescents can perform better in school
Educational technology company CBORD has formed a partnership with the nonprofit organisation Swipe Out Hunger end college student hunger. Swipe Out Hunger works to promote, support and advise students, faculty and staff of best practices in developing a sustainable and impactful meal donation model. CBORD will serve as the technology partner, enabling students to donate … Continue reading CBORD and Swipe Out Hunger collaborate on food insecurity
A team of researchers from the departments of Medicine and Education Sciences of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University in Castellón (Spain) has analysed the relation between the addiction to video games and school inadaptation in a group of teenagers in the province. The study has been carried out under the guidance of Medicine professor Gonzalo … Continue reading Is there a link between videogame addiction and school inadaptation?
Has there ever been a golden age of reading when all children have immersed themselves in so-called “good” literature? Possibly, but certainly not in the Swedish elementary school in the late 1960s. This has been shown by research from the University of Borås, funded by the Swedish Research Council. At the end of the 1960s, … Continue reading Reading in school – not everything has changed
A free app created by a University of Huddersfield professor enables primary school pupils and their teachers to become time travellers, experiencing the sights and sounds – including the music – of ancient societies and civilisations. They can sample life as a prehistoric cave dweller, witness the rise of Stonehenge or join the audience at … Continue reading App brings time travel to life for schools
American Campus Communities (NYSE: ACC) joined the University of California, Irvine (UCI) yesterday to officially mark the opening of Plaza Verde, a fresh and modern student community that offers an eco-friendly, living and learning environment conducive to achieving academic, professional, and personal success. The new 1,441-bed, 5-story residential tower located at 15000 Arroyo Drive is … Continue reading University of California, Irvine and American Campus Communities support sustainable student lifestyles
An American institution, Strayer University has continued to expand its hybrid campus programme, which is designed to provide working adults enrolled online with convenient access to drop-in services such as success coaches, admissions officers, and support staff. The university has launched its twentieth hybrid-style campus in Killeen, Texas, and has confirmed plans for more such … Continue reading Strayer University extends hybrid campus scheme
Lectures are a staple of higher education, and understanding how students interact and learn within the lecture theatre environment is central to successful learning. In a new study published in FEBS Open Bio, researchers examined students’ reasons for choosing particular seats in a lecture hall, and investigated how seating positions correlate with student performance. Many students … Continue reading Does it matter where students sit in lecture halls?
Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) have recently announced a new research evaluation tool, ‘Research Quality Plus (RQ+)’, which will give more importance to local context when determining the legitimacy of research. In an article from the journal ‘Nature’, Jean Lebel (IDRC president) and Robert McLean (an IDRC senior program specialist) describe the limitations of … Continue reading IDRC tool evaluates global south research