British university admin folk are alarmingly easy to phish, according to an academic support body which claims a 100 per cent success rate "within two hours".
The largest academic publisher, Elsevier, regularly has a profit margin between 35-40%, which is greater than Google’s.
Education can be leveraged to help enhance an individual's economic decision-making quality or economic rationality.
One in five American teachers now works a second job on top of full-time teaching.
PhD graduates have many transferable skills that make them attractive to employers: self-motivation, creative thinking, problem-solving ability, time-management skills and teamwork.
A new journal to showcase Africa’s often-overlooked scientific research has been launched to give the continent’s scientists better global recognition.
Privacy activists have called for more transparency and parental control over web monitoring in British schools after a survey indicated that almost half track their students online.
Changes are coming, and we need to tell the truth and the whole truth. We need to find the jobs that AI can’t do and train people to do them. We need to reinvent education.
An improvement in the delivery of basic anatomical knowledge within primary and secondary education may have beneficial health outcomes in later life.
The nationwide deal sought by scientists includes a open-access option, under which all corresponding authors affiliated with German institutions would be allowed to make their papers free to read and share by anyone in the world. This would be a milestone for global efforts to make the results of publicly funded research immediately and freely available to scientists and the wider public in all countries, they say.
As people spend more time pitching, they are spending less time actually doing things.
Results suggest that the reading aloud advantage comes from both the act of reading and the experience of hearing oneself. These results also confirm previous findings suggesting it is advantageous to learn information using a combination of senses. In discussing these results, the researchers used the term “the production effect”. This describes the memory advantage one obtains if you say things aloud instead of just hearing the information. The production effect is likely caused through the combined advantage of three factors. First, reading things aloud involves motor processing, making it a more active process. Second, when students read words, it requires an element of visual processing, which may lead to deeper learning rather than just listening. Third, reading aloud is self-referential (i.e. “I said it”), which can make the information more salient.
The CIA has secretly spent millions of dollars staging scientific conferences around the world.
A quarter of part-time US college academics (many of whom are adjuncts, though it’s not uncommon for adjuncts to work 40 hours a week or more) are said to be enrolled in public assistance programs such as Medicaid. They resort to food banks and Goodwill, and there is even an adjuncts’ cookbook that shows how to turn items like beef scraps, chicken bones and orange peel into meals. And then there are those who are either on the streets or teetering on the edge of losing stable housing.
Academics did not disclose Google funding in two-thirds of cases (66 per cent). Authors failed to disclose funding even when they were directly funded by Google in more than a quarter (26 per cent) of cases.
Google has spent millions funding academic research in the US and Europe to try to influence public opinion and policymakers, a watchdog has claimed.
More than half of U.S. elementary and high school students now use Google applications. With free apps and low-cost laptops, the company dominates the market for classroom technology. But, some parents and school officials are worried about how the company collects and uses students’ data.
Those taught genetics first improved their test scores by an average of seven per cent more than those taught evolution first.
Do universities generate banal, wasteful research through the relentless focus on publications as a performance indicator?
What other industry receives its raw materials from its customers, gets those same customers to carry out the quality control of those materials, and then sells the same materials back to the customers at a vastly inflated price? Many scientists believe that the publishing industry exerts too much influence over what scientists choose to study, which is ultimately bad for science itself. The long, slow, nearly directionless work pursued by some of the most influential scientists of the 20th century is no longer a viable career option. Publishers are now wound so tightly around the various organs of the scientific body that no single effort has been able to dislodge them. The idea that scientific research should be freely available for anyone to use is a sharp departure, even a threat, to the current system – which relies on publishers’ ability to restrict access to the scientific literature in order to maintain its immense profitability.