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Tecnalia will develop an innovative language learning method
Tecnalia, in close cooperation with the University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, (Department of Languages and Computer Systems -- GHYM), will develop an innovative learning method based on ICTs to practise oral expression in second languages, to foster lifelong learning, the development of key skills, the creation of favourable environments, the promotion of the concept of active citizens and the development of support tools for their promotion. (2013-10-11)

Cerebellum's role during motor skill learning
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered that the cerebellum, long associated with motor skill learning, does not contribute to learning itself, but is engaged primarily in the modification of performance. (2002-06-13)

Computer games and science learning
Computer games and simulations are worthy of future investment and investigation as a way to improve science learning, says a new report from the National Research Council. (2010-12-17)

Machine learning methods in precision medicine targeting epigenetics diseases
The huge amounts of epigenetic data coming from biological experiments and clinic, machine learning can help in detecting epigenetic features in genome, finding correlations between phenotypes and modifications in histone or genes, accelerating the screen of lead compounds targeting epigenetics diseases and many other aspects around the study on epigenetics, which consequently realizes the hope of precision medicine. (2018-12-19)

Non-traditional learning environments need clearer definitions, MU researchers say
What is the difference between e-learning, online learning and distance learning? University of Missouri researchers have found that even educators can't agree on what different forms of learning environments entail and, without some common definitions, it is difficult to study the best methods and provide students with accurate previews of courses. (2011-04-05)

Learning science in informal environments
Anyone who has visited a science museum, gone on a nature walk, or watched a science program on public television knows that one need not be in a classroom or lecture hall to learn about science. Indeed, opportunities to be immersed in science present themselves to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, in a myriad of locations. (2009-01-14)

Research suggests gorillas can develop food cleaning behavior spontaneously
Researchers have suggested that gorillas are capable of learning food cleaning behaviors without having to witness it in others first. (2017-12-04)

Friendships stormy for learning-disabled kids, study says
Children with learning disabilities often form close friendships with each other that are often hostile and less stable than those between other children, a University of Toronto study finds. (2002-05-27)

13th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education
The research presented links theory and technology from artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and computer science with theory and practice from education and social science to bring a wide range of tools to bear on the task of creating systems to help people learn. (2007-03-23)

Rewarding work for butterflies
Butterflies learn faster when a flower is rewarding than when it is not, and females have the edge over males when it comes to speed of learning with rewards. These are the findings of a new study, by Dr. Ikuo Kandori and Takafumi Yamaki from Kinki University in Japan. Their work, published online in Springer's journal Naturwissenschaften - The Science of Nature, is the first to investigate and compare the speed at which insects learn from both rewarding and non-rewarding experiences. (2012-08-01)

Applying artificial intelligence to science education
A new review published in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching highlights the potential of machine learning--a subset of artificial intelligence--in science education. (2020-10-07)

Psychological factors contributing to language learning
Motivation for language learning is a system of cognitive, emotional, and personality-related characteristics. (2020-11-25)

Quality in e-learning is bound up to our value
Since higher education is booming in developing countries, so is e-learning. A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows how culture can shape quality in higher education in general and in e-learning in particular. (2010-06-21)

Early learning from educational media
Early mental and intellectual stimulation is important for subsequent learning. What role do electronic media play in this process? New studies are providing rigorous examinations of whether educational medial with certain features promote early learning. The Society for Research in Child Development will host a Biennial Meeting symposium that brings together researchers to consider these topics in global contexts. New research findings include those from a meta-analysis of Sesame Street across 15 countries. (2013-04-18)

When machines learn like humans
Researchers have created a computer model that captures humans' unique ability to learn new concepts from a single example. (2015-12-10)

Despite popularity, researcher finds not everyone can successfully learn through online courses
Since the 1990s, online courses have provided an opportunity for busy adults to continue their education by completing courses in the comfort of their own homes. However, this may not be the best solution for everyone. A researcher at the University of Missouri has found some students may find success in these types of courses more easily than others. (2008-02-26)

An hour or two of outdoor learning every week increases teachers' job satisfaction
A Swansea University study has revealed how as little as an hour a week of outdoor learning has tremendous benefits for children and also boosts teachers' job satisfaction. (2019-06-11)

Video skilled the students so far
Making a video about a scientific experiment rather than writing up a presentation poster leads to better learning and clearer understanding of the concepts underpinning the experiment according to science educators in Australia. Writing in the International Journal of Innovation and Learning, the researchers explain how preparation and rehearsals for video production also helped with learning. (2011-03-28)

Bats can learn from other species, in addition to their own
Not only are bats capable of auditory-based social learning to identify a new food source from individuals in their own species, but they can also learn about new food sources just as quickly from members of a different species, a new study finds. These results suggest that bats may learn from different species in nature and offer further insights into the adaptive strategies and evolution of bats. (2018-03-21)

Workplace fun is fundamental for learning on the job
All work and no play may dull on-the-job learning at workplaces, according to a team of researchers. (2016-12-13)

Students know about learning strategies -- but don't use them
Researchers find that university students have high levels of knowledge about self-regulated learning strategies, but many students don't use them. Specific training on how and when to use these techniques could help more students to maximize their academic potential. (2017-09-28)

Neural states affect learning
Theta-band activity in hippocampus after an event seems to be crucial for learning. A study at the University of Jyväskylä also proved that the absence of theta facilitated learning a simple task while training during theta had no effect on learning. (2014-05-07)

Science learning outside of school
A great deal of science learning takes place outside of classrooms -- in museums and after-school programs, for example, and through TV programs, books and online activities. (2009-10-27)

Requirement for high-level mental processing in subliminal learning
We are constantly learning new things as we go about our lives and refining our sensory abilities. How and when these sensory modifications take place is the focus of intense study and debate. In new work, researchers unify two lines of research--our understanding of classical learning and a phenomenon known as the attentional blink--to achieve an important demonstration that high-level mental processing is required even for subliminal learning. (2005-09-22)

Cervical Cancer Screening In Women With Learning Disability Is Lower Than General Population
Coverage in the cervical screening programme is markedly lower for women with learning disability than for the general female population, says a study in this week's BMJ. A survey found that of those eligible for a smear test, only 13 per cent of women with learning disability had received one in the last five years, as opposed to 88 per cent of women in the general population. (1999-03-05)

Hostile teachers can lose students 5 percent on test scores
Teachers who antagonize their students by belittling them, showing favoritism, or criticizing their contributions can damage their learning potential, a new study warns. (2018-05-10)

T cell protein boosts learning
Stress, sickness and depression can generate inflammation in the brain, which is detrimental to learning. According to a new study that will appear online on May 3 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, T cells level the learning curve by producing a protein that combats inflammation, establishing a more learning-conducive environment in the brain. (2010-05-03)

New study examines memory, learning and aging
In a recent Psychology and Aging study funded by the National Institute on Aging, Dr. John Dunlosky, Kent State professor of psychology and associate editor of Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, and colleagues examined whether aging affects metacomprehension, or the ability to judge your own comprehension and learning of text materials. (2007-08-20)

After mastering a movement, mice may stop relying on primary motor cortex
Scientists studying 12 mice observed that while these animals rely on the primary motor cortex to manipulate a joystick when they initially learn the task, they do not seem to use the cortex once they have mastered it. The findings suggest that the brain (at least in mice) contains multiple movement control systems, with a system separate from the primary motor cortex taking (2019-10-30)

U of M research explores addiction as a computational process
A U of M researcher developed a computational model of addiction which can be used to make predictions about human behavior, animal behavior, and neurophysiology. By bringing addiction theory into a computational realm, researchers will be able to ask and answer key questions to gain valuable insight into addictive behavior. The research will be published in the December 10 issue of Science. (2004-12-09)

Computing -- quantum deep
In a first for deep learning, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory-led team is bringing together quantum, high-performance and neuromorphic computing architectures to address complex issues that, if resolved, could clear the way for more flexible, efficient technologies in intelligent computing. (2017-04-03)

How to make health systems learning organizations
A health system becomes a learning system when it's able to continuously study its own performance and put that knowledge to work to improve itself. In a new report, investigators describe how Johns Hopkins Medicine is working to enhance the value of healthcare it provides while expanding its ability to measure and analyze quality, safety, and other important variables. (2016-12-19)

Fast and slow motor-skill learning are mediated by distinct neural processes
When we learn a new motor skill, we experience rapid improvement in motor performance during the initial training period and slowly improve with further training across subsequent days. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center now report evidence that certain neural circuits in the brain exhibit significant modulations in neuronal activity and connectivity during motor-skill learning and that distinct processes may mediate the neuronal changes that accompany the initial, fast phase of motor-skill learning compared to the longer-lasting, slower phase. (2004-07-12)

Podcasting language
English is increasingly the lingua franca (as it were) of commerce, the internet, science, indeed many areas of human endeavor. Learning English is critical to international success for countless individuals in non-English speaking countries. As mobile technologies have matured so have the possibilities for learning. Researchers in Australia and Taiwan suggest that podcasting could be used to foster a positive attitude in learning English as a foreign language. (2010-06-14)

Learning deficits in adolescence linked to novel brain receptor
Recent work published in the journal Science by Sheryl Smith, Ph.D., professor of physiology and pharmacology, and colleagues at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn shows that a novel brain receptor, alpha4-beta-delta, emerges at puberty in the hippocampus, part of the brain that controls learning and memory. (2010-03-18)

Service-learning courses can positively impact post-graduate salaries, UGA study finds
Service-learning experiences in college can reach beyond the classroom -- and help grow graduates' bank accounts once they enter the workforce, according to a recent University of Georgia study. The study centered on a group of college students who graduated in 2010 and found that they made about $4,600 more annually in their first full-time job if they had participated in service-learning courses while earning their degrees. (2016-01-05)

Perceived values of education from young people's perspectives
Studies of young people's perceived values of learning has resulted in a theoretical framework that can form the basis for further discussions and means to develop and understand education. The framework is the result of a recent doctoral dissertation from Umeå University in Sweden. (2016-06-01)

Trial demonstrates benefits of learning sessions for managing rheumatoid arthritis
A new study found that group-based quality improvement sessions help rheumatologists care for rheumatoid arthritis patients with the recommended 'treat to target' (TTT) approach to care. This approach involves setting a target for treatment, measuring progress towards achieving the target regularly, altering treatments until reaching and maintaining target, and sharing the decisions with patients. (2017-05-17)

Learning disabilities affect up to 10 percent of children and co-occur at higher than expected rates
Up to 10 percent of the population is affected by specific learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism, translating to two or three pupils in every classroom, a new study has found. (2013-04-26)

Researchers identify subject-specific component to perceptual learning ability
Ph.D. candidate YANG Jia and her colleagues, under the guidance of Prof. HUANG Changbing from the Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and LU Zhonglin from New York University (NYU) and NYU Shanghai recently collected and analyzed data from a large sample of subjects in seven visual, auditory and working memory training tasks. (2020-07-21)

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