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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

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Twitter Upbeats Student Engagement

Written on November 06, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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Dr. Reynol Junco conducted a study that suggests the use of Twitter in learning. Though a communication limited to 140 characters may seem odd, the results are pointing out otherwise.

Communicating in 140-character segments may be contradicting an academic goal. But a new study has resulted otherwise. According to an experiment conducted by Dr. Reynol Junco: Students contributing to class discussion and completing homework using Twitter increase their student engagement over a semester to more than 200% that of a control group. More than the improvement in student engagement, the 70 students also achieved and average of 0.5 increase in their overall GPA for the semester.

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