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New Educational Digital Learning Tools Will Sense Student Boredom and Other Emotions
New Educational Digital Learning Tools Will Sense Student Boredom and Other Emotions

Well, it’s been long time since I was in school, but I can tell you one thing I was bored out of my mind in elementary school, junior high, high school, and it wasn’t until college that I really felt challenged, probably because I was taking 33 credits in one semester. In fact, I can remember telling some of my classmates that I believe that our school system was nothing more than prison for kids, and later I likened it to day care center for working couples’ children – I kind of still believe that. Okay so, let’s talk about this for moment. Specifically, I would like to address the issue of student boredom.

Now then, as the class sizes get bigger, our education system will rely more on computerized teaching to tackle the challenges and economies of scale. It will also help the budget which is burdened by legacy costs, top heaviness, and over regulation from the federal level, things like NCLB for instance. What about the future of education, digital learning tools, and our new social networking in information age?

There was cool little article recently in SpaceDaily entitled; “New computers respond to students’ emotions, boredom,” written by Staff Writers at Notre Dame and published on March 07, 2012. The piece stated:

“Emotion-sensing computer software that models and responds to students’ cognitive and emotional states – including frustration and boredom – has been developed by University of Notre Dame and colleagues from the University of Memphis and MIT.”

Neurologists have discovered that just before human makes mistake, their brain wave has little flicker, and interestingly enough, many videogame companies now have brainwaves they can induce into the player for emotions such as fear, contentment, love, and anger. This makes the game seem more real, tapping into the emotional …

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Improving Your Future Education and Employment Prospects
Improving Your Future Education and Employment Prospects

With cuts in the current economy and everyone being told to tighten their belts by the British government, it seems that there is still light at the end of the tunnel for people who want to get better education and better prospects for future employment. In reviews of recent research it was found that employers were impressed by both job candidates and current employees who gained qualifications through part-time study whilst being employed in some capacity.

It is widely regarded that employers like when students or employees gain valuable experience through the combination of both work and study. In some cases employers will grant funding to go towards fully paid study tuition to an existing employee. This is seen as not only commitment by both parties, but also it is way of sharing an employees career progression and reinforces the employees position within an established workplace, plus adds value to their skills and qualifications gained within the company.

Part-time students looking to move into different areor field of employment future employers will see their commitment of working and studying part-time as an asset and strength of character, thus giving them better chance in the workplace over other prospective candidates with none or little work experience to back up their qualification gained.

For mature students or people of certain age with other commitments like families, studying part-time is the only way of attaining better qualification or added qualification like post graduate. There are still plenty of benefits for studying in this way, firstly the job security is still there, so financially it’s less draining and means that if you do need to take up student loan, it should be greatly reduced due to the added income from working alongside your study.

These days in education part-time students have an equal amount …

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