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In June 2021, we surveyed 911 Elementary-School teachers (N = 911) from the US and Canada, and asked about the effect of the pandemic on learning and education practice. More than 50% of participants report being less effective during remote instruction and not being able to complete the curriculum. Despite the widespread access to digital technologies in our sample, nearly 65% of teachers observed a drop in attendance levels, and nearly 50% observed a decline in academic performance, growth in the gaps between low and high-performing students, and predict long-term negative effects.
In addition to Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Cambridge and other world-leading institutions, the DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Human Development and Educational Information is among the participating institutions.
The CERES ecosystem is composed of interdisciplinary researchers in psychology, education, computer science and medicine from around the world, working together to better tailor educational technologies for children. CERES members also include CBD program members Daniel Ansari (CIFAR Fellow) and Michael Meaney (Advisor).
Professor Candice Odgers, who co-leads CERES at the University of California, Irvine with Vice Provost Gillian Hayes, noted that “Dr. Orben is a leader in open and reproducible science and we are thrilled to have her join CERES to spearhead our initiatives in this space. As one of the most respected scientists working on how social media influences adolescents’ well-being she will also bring deep expertise to our network.”
As part of a five-year, nearly $11 million grant to the University of California, Irvine, the Jacobs Foundation has awarded $325,000 over three years to UC Berkeley School of Information professors Morgan G. Ames and Jenna Burrell to study the growing inequalities in children’s digital access around the world. The grant, Connecting the EdTech Research EcoSystem (CERES), will bring together global leaders in computer science, psychology, neuroscience, education and educational technology to help tailor digital technologies for children.
Julie Kientz, professor and chair in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, is the University of Washington lead on a newly-created network to tailor digital technologies for children, the University of California, Irvine announced.
The Jacobs Foundation has made a grant of $11 million to Professors Gillian Hayes and Candice Odgers at the University of California, Irvine, to support the creation of a collaborative network – Connecting the EdTech Research Ecosystem (CERES) – to help to unlock the impact of edtech.
UC Irvine announced Tuesday a five-year, nearly $11-million grant from the Zurich-based Jacobs Foundation for the creation of a collaborative network to help tailor digital technologies for children. The network, to be called Connecting the EdTech Research EcoSystem, will bring together global leaders in computer science, psychology, neuroscience, education and educational technology.
The Jacobs Foundation has awarded a five-year, nearly $11-million grant to support the creation of the Connecting the EdTech Research EcoSystem (CERES) network. CERES will bring together global leaders in computer science, psychology, neuroscience, education and educational technology in pursuit of this goal.
Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's Human Computer Interaction Institute will collaborate with institutions around the world to tailor digital technologies to help children and families learn, play and socialize as part of the Connecting the EdTech Research EcoSystem (CERES) network.