Editor’s note: Research shows the disconnect between companies’ understanding of social media and the actions they are taking to apply it to their business.
Editor’s note: Analysis of research into executive coaching. The research looked at the impact of coaching on 42 executives.
Editor’s note: Yishay Mor points to the Open University’s Innovating Pedagogy report, which was published in the summer – interesting list of 10 innovations.
Editor’s note: A look at research that shows text messaging can be an effective way of motivating learners.
Editor’s note: This study attempted to investigate the relationship and differences (if any) of five variables, motivation, self monitoring, internet literacy, internet anxiety and concentration of students when engaging in online studying – studying a language.
Editor’s note: A three-year project with 400 eight to 10-year olds found that using interactive “smart” desks can have benefits over doing maths on paper, and that pupils are able to improve their fluency and flexibility in maths by working together.
Editor’s note: If managers in part hold the key to the development of their teams then they themselves need to be happy and productive in their roles.
Editor’s note: Research into the use of Pinterest and social curation and how that relates to digital libraries. The research sheds light on how users use Pinterest.
Editor’s note: When neuroscience meets rapping we find out how the brain ‘behaves’ to enable rappers to create freestyle raps. An interesting look into the world of spontaneous creative behaviour. Thanks to Mike Collins for sharing this link.
Editor’s note: A cautionary tale from the education sector in which technology is failing to drive innovation because schools don’t properly understand how to realise the potential of the technology.
Editor’s note: Maybe a slightly overstated headline but worthy of attention as iPads in particular are good for helping the visually impaired to be able to read text.
Editor’s note: Insights into the shift from Flash to HTML5 – mobile being the big driving force.
In between is the place where you have to understand people: social science, stigma, and data big or small
Editor’s note: Fascinating interview featuring Judd Antin a social psychologist and user experience researcher at Facebook.
Editor’s note: Findings from the Towers Watson 2012 Global Workforce Study of 32,000 employees across 30 countries.
Dynamics of Facebook: structure of the network drives friends to congregate into many small, highly interconnected communities
Editor’s note: For the first time, the dynamics of how Facebook user communities are formed have been identified, revealing surprisingly few large communities and innumerable highly connected small-size communities . . .