Online demos can be as effective as classroom teaching

In a new paper, Harvard researchers show for the first time that research-based online STEM demonstrations not only can teach students more, but can be just as effective as classroom teaching.

Anna Fiorentino • harvard
Feb. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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Study shows that students learn more when taking part in classrooms that employ active-learning strategies

A new Harvard study shows that, though students felt like they learned more from traditional lectures, they actually learned more when taking part in active-learning classrooms.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Sept. 4, 2019 ~8 min

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Changing temperatures are helping corn production in U.S. — for now

Increased production of corn in the U.S. has been credited largely to advances in farming technology, but new research shows that changing temperatures play a significant role in crop yield.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Nov. 6, 2018 ~4 min

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Changing temperatures are helping corn production in U.S. — for now

Increased production of corn in the U.S. has been credited largely to advances in farming technology, but new research shows that changing temperatures play a significant role in crop yield.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Nov. 6, 2018 ~4 min

 science-technology  climate-change  harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  corn-production  growing-season  peter-huybers  proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences

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