What Works Better for Retention – Printed or Digital Texts?

A recent survey by the research group Bay View Analytics found that 43 percent of college faculty believe students learn better with print materials — the same message students have been sending, when we bother to ask. Yes, cost issues need to be addressed, and yes, digital has a vital place in contemporary education. But so does print. There's a pressing need to rethink the balance between print and digital learning tools. When choosing educational materials, educators — and parents — have to consider many factors, including subject matter, cost, and convenience. However, it's also important to remember that research findings usually tip the scales toward print as a more effective learning tool.

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Why service industry workers should embrace, not fear, the AI-driven digital revolution

AI-driven automation will transform almost every service job in some way. But they will replace very few. It is because there’s always something that “globotics” can’t do. In other words, we won’t be seeing a future with massive factory closures; rather, more people would shift from long-term jobs to temporary, freelance work. Digital technology is driving job displacement, but don’t forget that human ingenuity is driving job creation.

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Digital thought clones manipulate real-time online behavior

The knowledge that technology companies are preying on their users’ digital activities without their consent and awareness is well-known. But Associate Professor Jon Truby and Clinical Assistant Professor Rafael Brown at the Centre for Law and Development at Qatar University have pulled the curtain on another element that technology companies are pursuing to the detriment of people’s lives, and investigated what we can do about it.

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