Tag Archives: research

Greenhow study looks at Facebook, online learning

Social-networking sites such as Facebook can help students learn scientific literacy and other complex subjects that often receive short shrift in today’s time-strapped classrooms. In a first-of-its-kind study, Michigan State University’s Christine Greenhow found that high school and college students engaged in vigorous, intelligent debate about scientific issues in a voluntary Facebook forum. Such informal… Read More »

Stroke rehabilitation assessment funded by the Center for Innovation and Research

Researchers from Michigan State University and Sparrow have been awarded $50,000 by the Center for Innovation and Research to study ways to improve stroke rehabilitation. The study, led by Rajiv Ranganathan of the MSU College of Education, will utilize a virtual reality environment to examine if its uses could benefit stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation. “The… Read More »

Schools failing to address biased student discipline

School districts are failing to address the discipline gap between students of color and white students—in some cases even blocking researchers from gathering data on the troubling trend, a Michigan State University scholar argues in a new paper. Muhammad Khalifa set out to collect student discipline information from a handful of large school districts in… Read More »

Schneider elected to National Academy

Michigan State University faculty member Barbara Schneider has been elected to the National Academy of Education, an honor reserved for the nation’s most outstanding scholars in education. She was among 16 new members announced for 2015. Schneider is the John A. Hannah Chair and Distinguished Professor in the College of Education, as well as in… Read More »

America’s best teachers get creative

While U.S. educational policy emphasizes high-stakes testing and scripted lessons, the best teachers in the business are taking creative risks – often drawing from their own interests and hobbies – to help students learn, new research finds. Examining the classroom practices of National Teacher of the Year winners and finalists, the study, by Michigan State… Read More »