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Digest #142 (COVID-19 Edition): Online Teaching and Learning Resources

Digest #142 (COVID-19 Edition): Online Teaching and Learning Resources

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In today’s digest, we would like to provide resources for teachers, students, and parents during the challenging COVID-19 quarantine. Learning and teaching is still going on, but mostly shifted online. In the past few days, we have all probably come across different resources to support this online learning experience and we thought it would be…
Digest #140: There’s an App for That

Digest #140: There’s an App for That

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These days we are all extremely busy! So, we’ll keep it brief. Check out these resources to help you manage your workflow and stay productive. Since we know you’re busy, we’ll keep the descriptions to a minimum today and let the descriptive titles speak do most of the talking!
Learning “Useless” Things in School is (Usually) NOT Useless

Learning “Useless” Things in School is (Usually) NOT Useless

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The challenge facing teachers is to prepare a diverse set of students for later situations that are not only varied, but likely different from ones we can even imagine in our current time. As technology rapidly changes our world, our instructors are set with the task of attempting to make students ready for whatever that…
How to Choose the Right Way to Study for You: Advice for Students

How to Choose the Right Way to Study for You: Advice for Students

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On the other hand, something that does not offer any challenge at all is also not worth your time. If you practice a study technique and find that you are 100% accurate 100% of the time then you should start to get suspicious. You may need to increase the difficulty level, add in new material,…
GUEST POST: Learning Strategies for Academic Writing

GUEST POST: Learning Strategies for Academic Writing

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As an undergraduate at Stonehill College, Jessica Costello researched student and faculty knowledge of effective study techniques and sought a way to integrate empirically-supported learning techniques with the needs of the students she encountered as a writing tutor. She is currently working on her master’s in clinical counseling psychology at Assumption College and conducting research…
Weekly Digest #140: There’s an App for That

Weekly Digest #140: There’s an App for That

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These days we are all extremely busy! So, we’ll keep it brief. Check out these resources to help you manage your workflow and stay productive. Since we know you’re busy, we’ll keep the descriptions to a minimum today and let the descriptive titles speak do most of the talking!
Engagement and Interest

Engagement and Interest

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Another aspect of engagement seems to be interest and attention. If we focus on this aspect of engagement the definition is closer to ‘participating in activities that capture interest and attention in a subject matter’. In this view interest and attention are, in and of themselves, effective processes that promote understanding and learning, or they…
Digest #139: What Comes After School? Career Tips and Advise

Digest #139: What Comes After School? Career Tips and Advise

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All of the Learning Scientists are researchers in Cognitive Psychology who work with students in psychology, and often advise them on what to do after graduation. Psychology is a very diverse field with lots of options to explore. This guide from the APA provides resources for students starting to think about a career in psychology.…
Explain It To Me: The Beneficial Effects of Explaining for Memory

Explain It To Me: The Beneficial Effects of Explaining for Memory

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Outcomes of the Experiment Lachner and colleagues (1) created an experiment (Experiment 2) in which they tested these different hypotheses against each other. They had students study two related texts and asked them to either a) explain the main ideas to a fictitious person or b) write down everything they remember (written retrieval practice). In…
Digest #138: Fostering Self-Regulated Learning in Students

Digest #138: Fostering Self-Regulated Learning in Students

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5)      Ace Your Self-Study App by University of Leiden, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Delft University of Technology At EARLI I was introduced to this promising app, Ace Your Self-Study. This app lets students schedule and log their study sessions. Students can track how and for how long they have been studying. In addition, it provides…

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