Technology-based changes to homework result in improvements in student performance on tests

“A new study from Rice University and Duke University researchers identified a relatively non-invasive approach to improving student achievement — one that doesn’t involve gutting the curriculum or reinventing pedagogy. The researchers found that implementing subtle, technology-based changes to homework resulted in improvements in student performance on tests.”

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Students starting research projects

Depending on student prior skills, scope of the project, and learning outcomes there might be different methods to get them started. Ok, we are not talking here about sophisticated tools, but something that might engage students, motivate them to continue with their study, and use tools to facilitate their research efforts. Checkout this site to see a collection of 15 tools for students at the very start of their research endeavors.