Daily Bruin: Researchers study efficacy of digital flashcards among college students

Daily Bruin: Researchers study efficacy of digital flashcards among college students. “According to the study published April 7, digital flashcards have become increasingly popular over the past two decades, with one of the most well-known digital flashcard platforms, Quizlet, hosting more than 50 million active users per month. However, despite their widespread popularity, there is little research on how and why digital flashcards are used, said Steven Pan, the senior author of the study and a postdoctoral fellow alumnus in psychology.”

Wolfram Blog: 15 Ways Wolfram|Alpha Can Help with Your Classes

Wolfram Blog: 15 Ways Wolfram|Alpha Can Help with Your Classes. “Thinking back on those late-night study sessions, I would have saved a lot of time if I had properly used Wolfram|Alpha as a study tool. Because I was a biology major, many of the areas in which I most frequently sought information were related to scientific fields such as chemistry, but Wolfram|Alpha can be a valuable resource in so many more areas. Here are 15 applications of Wolfram|Alpha in topics beyond mathematics. I hope you will find these to be useful both inside and outside the classroom!”

EurekAlert: Internet use reduces study skills in university students

EurekAlert: Internet use reduces study skills in university students. “Two hundred and eighty-five university students, enrolled on a range of health-related degree courses, participated in the study. They were assessed for their use of digital technology, their study skills and motivation, anxiety, and loneliness. The study found a negative relationship between internet addiction and motivation to study. Students reporting more internet addiction also found it harder to organise their learning productively, and were more anxious about their upcoming tests. The study also found that internet addiction was associated with loneliness, and that this loneliness made study harder.”

Endgadget: The best (and mostly free) apps to help you keep up in class

Engadget: The best (and mostly free) apps to help you keep up in class. “Luckily for you, a lot has changed since most of the Engadget team went to school. To help out, we’ve gathered a few apps here that should prove especially useful as you gear up for more long days of learning. (Trust us, you’ll probably miss them someday.) Oh, and don’t worry: Every one of these handy apps is available for iOS and Android, so everyone gets to benefit.”

Digital Inspiration: How to Track your Study Time with Google Forms and Sheets

More great stuff from Amit at Digital Inspiration: How to Track your Study Time with Google Forms and Sheets. “My kids are in middle/high school and I’ve been looking for a timesheet-style solution that would help me understand their studying patterns and learn how much time they spend on various subjects. There are quite a few apps available for time tracking but I was looking for something simple and Google Forms fit the bill perfectly.”

Free Technology for Teachers: Four Tools for Recording Time-stamped Notes While Watching Videos

Free Technology For Teachers: Four Tools for Recording Time-stamped Notes While Watching Videos. “There are many tools for creating video-based lessons and quizzes in which students answer the questions that you create for them. There is nothing inherently wrong with that. I’ve done that myself. However, there are times when I want students to watch an educational video and record notes of their own. Those notes could be questions that they want to ask me or they could be simple notes about an important point made in a video. The following four tools enable students to record time-stamped notes while watching educational videos on YouTube, Vimeo, and other video hosting services.”