Tag: education

Researchers Design Interactive Software to Target Teen Alcohol Use

Monday, November 18th, 2013 | Tags: , , , ,

If you want teens to avoid risky behavior, you can’t just give teenagers the facts – you have to get them to engage with the information, feel motivated to change, and have the confidence and skills to keep themselves safe. That’s the idea behind a project under way at NC State and the University of

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The 21st Century Professor: Evaluating the Future of Instruction in Higher Education

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 | Tags: ,

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Jeff Braden, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of psychology at NC State. Braden is leading a study, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to determine whether computer-based instruction is as effective as conventional classroom instruction in higher education. What

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School Reform in a Vacuum: 5 Questions with Lance Fusarelli

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 | Tags: , , ,

When it comes to the state of our schools, Americans don’t have confidence that the kids are all right. Dr. Lance Fusarelli, professor of education policy at NC State University, took an in-depth look at trends in children’s well-being. His article, “School Reform in a Vacuum: Demographic Change, Social Policy, and the Future of Children,”

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Bringing Bugs into the Classroom

Friday, October 5th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Dr. David Buchwalter, a researcher in NC State’s Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology. Every so often, The Abstract likes to highlight outreach efforts by NC State researchers. This one sounded like fun. Last month, I teamed up with other biological researchers to conduct a workshop for

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Helping Museums Pursue Interactive Technology

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , ,

In an attempt to better engage and educate the public about everything from space exploration to art history, museums are becoming increasingly interactive. But many museums lack the resources or expertise to take full advantage of emerging technologies. What to do? Researchers from NC State and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences are working

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