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10 ways to have a better conversation

10 ways to have a better conversation

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Educational Technology: Effectiveness of Computers in Education Computers are increasingly being incorporated into school curriculums. Teachers present processes and concepts using programs such as Powerpoint, and students can utilize visual models and word processor to enhance their learning experience. Are Computers Effective at instructing students to retain information better?

Internet Addiction 'Disrupts Teenage Brains' As Much As Alcohol And Cocaine, Chinese Study Claims Internet addiction disrupts nerve wiring in the brains of teenagers, a "groundbreaking" study has found. Similar effects have been seen in the brains of people exposed to alcohol, cocaine and cannabis. The discovery shows that being hooked on a behaviour can be just as physically damaging as addiction to drugs, scientists believe. Internet addiction disorder (IAD) is a recently recognised condition characterised by out-of-control internet use. Sufferers spend unhealthy amounts of time "online" to the extent that it impairs their quality of life. Denied access to their computers, they may experience distress and withdrawal symptoms including tremors, obsessive thoughts, and involuntary typing movements of the fingers.

Internet addiction changes brain similar to cocaine: Study (CBS) Can a person be truly addicted to the Internet? A new brain scan study shows not only can that be the case, but also that Internet addiction might cause the same brain changes that are seen in alcoholics and drug addicts. For the study, published in the Jan. 11 issue of PLoS One, researchers studied 17 men and women who were diagnosed with Internet addiction disorder (IAD) and compared scans of their brains to scans of 16 healthy people who weren't addicted to the web.

Bitcoin's 12.3M-digit code turned into surreal paintings - CNN Style Written by Oscar Holland, CNN Bitcoin may be completely paperless, but one artist has meticulously dragged it into the physical world by hand-painting the cryptocurrency's 12.3 million-digit founding code across 40 separate paintings. Working under the project name Robert Alice, artist Ben Gentilli spent three years working on the canvases, which he has collectively titled "Portraits of a Mind." Technology addiction disrupts teenage learning ( -- Technology addiction amongst teenagers is having a disruptive effect on their learning, according to new research published today by Cranfield School of Management (UK). Over a third (39.3%) of 11-18 year olds surveyed admitted that text shortcuts damaged the quality of their written English, particularly in terms of spelling. Commenting on the results, Andrew Kakabadse, Professor of International Management Development at Cranfield School of Management said: “Our research shows that technology obsession hinders spelling skills, implicitly encourages plagiarism, and disrupts classroom learning. Despite school policies restricting mobile phone usage, students use the phone frequently, with the majority making calls from the toilets.

Teens say they’re addicted to technology. Here’s how parents can help. (iStock) Half of of all teens say they feel addicted to their mobile devices. That’s right, 50 percent of teens actually admitted that they feel addicted. The benefits of new technology in language learning Gary Motteram, editor of the British Council publication Innovations in learning technologies for English language teaching, explains how the arrival of digital technologies in the classroom has helped learning. Technology is very much part of language learning throughout the world at all different levels. We are as likely to find it in the primary sector as much as in adult education. I no longer need to make the case for computers to be provided in education, because computers are there in abundance in all their modern forms.We may see traditional computers in labs, teachers and students walking around with laptops or tablet PCs, and many people will have a mobile phone in their pocket that is capable of doing rather more than the mainframe computers that started computer-assisted language learning in the 1960s. I do recognise that there are many kinds of digital divide, and that this is not true everywhere. What can put teachers off using technology

Detection of Plasma Curcuminoids from Dietary Intake of Turmeric-Containing Food in Human Volunteers - PubMed Scope: Curcumin (from turmeric), has been extensively investigated for potential beneficial properties in numerous diseases. Most work has focused on supra-dietary concentrations/doses that would necessitate curcumin supplementation. However, much evidence instigating curcumin research is underpinned by epidemiological data based on low dietary intake via turmeric consumption. Methods and results: Here, a novel, highly sensitive liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS) method for detection of curcuminoids is described. Assay sensitivity is demonstrated in a pilot pharmacokinetic volunteer study following ingestion of foodstuffs containing a standardized mass of turmeric, representative of daily consumption by certain South Asian populations.