Latest News

Cyberspace scholarship nets higher grades, better thinking for class Facebook group

University students who used a Facebook group as part of a large sociology class did better on course assignments and felt a stronger sense of belonging, researchers have found. The study has implications for the challenge of teaching large classes, a growing concern for higher education. "Although some teachers may worry that social media distracts students from legitimate learning, we found that our Facebook group helped transform students from anonymous spectators into a community of active learners -- and this has important consequences for student performance," said a co-author of the study.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Jacobsen syndrome, autism: Link found

  • Novel mechanism involved in memory discovered

  • Neurobiological basis for key symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder found by brain imaging research

  • Global violence rates could be halved in just 30 years, say leading experts

  • Gene linked to increased dendritic spines -- a signpost of autism

  • Gambling with confidence: Are you sure about that?

  • Smartphone app reveals users' mental health, performance, behavior

  • Human sense of fairness evolved to favor long-term cooperation, primate study suggests

  • Scientists discover 'dimmer switch' for mood disorders

  • How epigenetic memory is passed through generations: Sperm and eggs transmit memory of gene repression to embryos

  •