BOLD in brief

What are the impacts of different types of technology on children’s learning and development? On BOLD in June, authors ask what makes personalized educational technology effective for learning, and if video games – and board games – benefit development.
BOLD in brief

Personalized learning approaches fit the instruction to the individual learner. This can be through educational technology. However, not all approaches to personalization are effective in improving educational outcomes, say Garvin Brod and Leonard Tetzlaff. Successful personalization takes into account the fact that learners change during the learning process, and through interaction with that process, they say. Read the article here. 

Video games are often vilified. The media – and therefore also research – often focus more on potential harms than on possible benefits, says Venera Gashaj. However, we owe it to children to learn more about both. Video games, in moderation, Gashaj says, appear to pose no risk to children’s development; indeed, they seem to produce certain benefits. Read the article here. 

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