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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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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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MSU’s Fisher Studying Bullying Against Autistic Youth

Monday, July 31, 2017
Colourful letters spelling out Autism on a wooden background

A Michigan State University education scholar will use a $400,000 federal grant to study friendship and bullying in middle school students with and without autism and intellectual disability….

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Is Teacher Burnout Contagious?

Monday, July 10, 2017
Kenneth Frank

Burnout among young teachers appears to be contagious, indicates a new study led by Michigan State University education scholars. The study found a significant link between burnout among…

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MSU to Use $1mil. to Build Work Skills of Youth with Autism

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Connie Sung and Gloria Lee

Michigan State University will use a $1.4 million federal grant to expand a work-related social skills training program for youth and young adults with autism spectrum disorder. While…

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Seven MSU Grad Programs Rank No. 1 Nationally

Friday, March 17, 2017
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Two more Michigan State University graduate programs – African history and supply chain – claimed top spots in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, giving MSU…

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Teachers Like Common Core for Writing, Not Writing Tests

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Gary Troia

Teachers believe the Common Core standards in their states can improve how they teach writing, but they also find plenty of shortcomings with the standards – and with…

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Social Media Poses Threat to People with Intellectual Disabilities

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Marisa Fisher

People with intellectual disabilities are more susceptible to exploitation and abuse, and the rise of the Internet only increases their vulnerability. A first-of-its-kind study co-authored by a Michigan…

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Learning Improves When Every Student Gets a Laptop

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Binbin Zheng

Schools that provide each student with a laptop computer, as well as the appropriate support for both students and teachers, see significant improvement in academic achievement, a new…

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Applied Behavior Analysis at MSU

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Michigan State University Assistant Professors Marisa H. Fisher and Joshua Plavnick discuss “Applied Behavior Analysis at MSU: Project to Enhance and Expand Programming.” Both researchers are members of the…

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