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Robot Learning Improves Student Engagement

Monday, December 4, 2017
Christine Greenhow, right, an associate professor of education at MSU, said the university's pioneering robot-learning class offers advantages over remote learning through traditional videoconferencing.

The first-ever study of Michigan State University’s pioneering robot-learning course shows that online students who use the innovative robots feel more engaged and connected to the instructor and…

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Student Author Urges Others to Pursue College ‘Purpose’

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Dachana Blaydes

DaChana Blaydes, Broad College of Business student (BA Human Resources Management ’18), understands the struggle college students feel when balancing academics, extra-curricular activities, career development, financial literacy, and wellness. Using her personal…

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MSU Scholars Aim to Improve Computer Science in the Classroom

Friday, November 17, 2017
Aman Yadav

A team of scholars from the Michigan State University College of Education will develop new methods to enhance computer science education in schools. The collaboration is funded by a nearly…

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Can Tablets Help Kindergartners Learn Math?

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
WKAR, MSU and the Lansing School District launched the Playtime Pad Research Project at Kendon Elementary School! Lansing, Michigan. 11/13/2017. Photo Credit: Amanda Pinckney/WKAR-MSU

By the end of December, all kindergartners in the Lansing School District – more than 1,000 – will receive a PBS KIDS Playtime Pad thanks to a partnership…

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MSU Gets NSF Grant to Improve College, Workforce Readiness

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Barbara Schneider

Michigan State University will use a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help more low-income and minority high school students enroll in college. Led by…

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New MSU Effort to Improve Educational Policy Decisions

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Katharine Strunk and Joshua Cowen

Michigan State University has launched a new effort to improve K-12 education for students in the state and nation by delivering objective, timely research findings directly to decision…

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MSU Gets NSF Grant to Study How Undergrads Learn Science

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Cooper, Long, Stoltzfus and Schwarz

Undergraduate science students at Michigan State University are being asked questions about antibiotic resistance and other phenomena that require them to look below the surface, connect concepts across…

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Head Start May Protect Against Foster Care Placement

Monday, October 9, 2017
Sacha Klein

Participating in Head Start may help prevent young children from being placed in foster care, finds a national study led by a Michigan State University researcher. Kids up…

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Pre-School Teachers Need Better Training in Science

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Hope Gerde

Preschool instructors appear to lack the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively teach their young students science – a problem that is likely contributing to America’s poor global…

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Floden Elected to Distinctive National Roles

Friday, September 15, 2017
Portrait of Robert Floden while seated at desk

Robert Floden, dean of the Michigan State University College of Education, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the National Academy of Education (NAEd). His four-year term in the position…

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