Monthly Archives: April 2021

Indigenous scholars struggle to be heard in the mainstream. Here’s how journal editors and reviewers can help

Indigenous scholars struggle to be heard in the mainstream. Here’s how journal editors and reviewers can help

In the world of research and scholarship, being published in academic journals is crucial to both the advancement of knowledge and the careers of those involved. In particular, the peer review process that determines who and what is published is integral to ensuring reliability and quality in academic research. As the University of British Columbia’s Professor Sarah […] … learn more→

'Exergames': interactive video games against sedentary lifestyle in childhood

‘Exergames’: interactive video games against sedentary lifestyle in childhood

Without realizing it, the technological boom of recent years has produced a change in our social paradigm. In a natural way, we share our routine with technology, both professionally, personally and socially as well as for leisure. This is a very different picture from other decades. Now, from early childhood, it is directly or indirectly integrated into […] … learn more→

Covid demands a radical refocus on authentic local partnerships

Covid demands a radical refocus on authentic local partnerships

Governments around the world are currently rolling out their largest vaccination programmes in a century. They are doing this at the same time as they roll out huge stimulus packages and continue to subsidise wages on a mass scale to keep industry and people afloat. It is a remarkable point in history. All this is […] … learn more→

Covid-19 underlines the need for full open access

Covid-19 underlines the need for full open access

The fight against Covid-19 has illuminated the value of rapid and borderless access to research. But while most coronavirus studies were commendably made freely available to all, it remains a different matter for much of the world’s publicly funded university research. Change is possible, however. Publishers, research institutions and their funders are now working together […] … learn more→

In an AI world we need to teach students how to work with robot writers

In an AI world we need to teach students how to work with robot writers

Robots are writing more of what we read on the internet. And artificial intelligence (AI) writing tools are becoming freely available for anyone, including students, to use. In a period of rapid change, there are enormous ethical implications for post-human authorship — in which humans and machines collaborate. The study of AI ethics needs to […] … learn more→

Bringing ‘behavioral vaccines’ to school: 5 ways educators can support student well-being

Bringing ‘behavioral vaccines’ to school: 5 ways educators can support student well-being

As many schools in the U.S. figure out how to safely and fully resume in-person instruction, much of the focus is on vaccinations. But there’s another type of “vaccine” that may be beneficial for some returning K-12 students that could be overlooked. Those are known as “behavioral vaccines.” Behavioral vaccines are not some sort of serum to […] … learn more→

How to adapt the assessment for College access for students with dyslexia

How to adapt the assessment for College access for students with dyslexia

Among the different Spanish autonomous communities there are no clear and agreed criteria to determine what are the necessary adaptations for a student with dyslexia in high school for the University Access Assessment (EvAU) exams. We find from concise instructions with minimal adaptations in the Community of Madrid to the detailed recommendations offered by the Dyslexia and Family […] … learn more→

Implicit bias training is often flawed but shouldn’t be scrapped

Implicit bias training is often flawed but shouldn’t be scrapped

The UK government’s recent – and highly controversial – Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities is by no means the first voice to cast doubt on the efficacy of implicit bias training. But its call to move away from this sort of training, with no clear alternative, threatens to leave a gap where equity work […] … learn more→