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Even though students' grades are no worse with online teaching than with face-to-face teaching, many report that the learning process is not sufficient. In 2022, researchers from Ruhr University Bochum's Faculty of Medicine proved that the body actually reacts differently to online teaching than to face-to-face formats, specifically with a reduced physiological state of arousal. In a exact study, the team led by Morris Gellisch and Professor Beate Brand-Saberi shows that the physiological state of arousal during teaching can be influenced by making the format interactive. The researchers from the Anatomy and Molecular Embryology research group, together with the team from the Cognitive Psychology research group, report the results in the journal Annals of Anatomy of 26 January 2023.

"From our point of view, these results are relevant both for the evaluation of previous digital teaching concepts and for the development of future formats," says Morris Gellisch. "As digital learning applications become more prominent, learning environments should be designed to be demand-driven and effective."

Physiological parameters and learning experience survey

In the previous study, the team from Bochum used hormone analyses and investigations of the activation of the autonomic nervous system to prove that the physiological state of arousal of students is greatly reduced during a digitally delivered anatomy course. For the current study, the researchers developed three different delivery modes of the course: traditional face-to-face teaching, passive online teaching and interactive online teaching. A total of 104 students took part in the study. During the course, the researchers measured the students' heart rate variability as an indicator of the activation of the autonomic nervous system, as well as the concentration of certain enzymes and hormones in their saliva. They also asked the participants about their learning experience after the course.

"The results show that it is possible to influence the physiological state of arousal of students in digital learning environments," summarises Morris Gellisch. Compared to passive online teaching, students in interactive online teaching showed increased concentrations of the stress hormone cortisol in their saliva -- a sign of greater physiological arousal. In addition, a decreased heart rate variability was shown during interactive online teaching, which is a sign that the sympathetic nervous system is activated in the autonomic nervous system, and the body thus enters a state of higher readiness to perform. Measurements of the enzyme alpha-amylase in saliva confirmed the sympathetic activation. The values for interactive online teaching were comparable to those for face-to-face teaching.

Survey shows clear differences between learning conditions

In the survey on learning experience after the course, the students indicated with a significant majority that they felt more involved in the course activities and the learning materials as well as more attentive in interactive online teaching compared to passive online teaching. However, they also said they had felt more anxiety, for example, of giving wrong answers. This anxiety was more pronounced in the group that participated interactively online than in the face-to-face group.

Thu, 09 Feb 2023 04:06:00 -0600 en text/html https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/02/230209094143.htm
Killexams : Teaching the Holocaust Is Daunting—But Critical

Deborah Lauter

Deborah Lauter is the executive director of the Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Education and Human Rights (TOLI), an organization that provides educators in the United States and Europe with the knowledge and skills to teach about the Holocaust. She has three decades of nonprofit and government leadership in civil and human rights, intergroup relations, and anti-bias education.

This Friday, Jan. 27, we observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It marks the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camps, commemorating the millions of Jews and others murdered by the Nazis. The United Nations and other organizations established this annual commemoration not only to honor the memories of the victims but also to strengthen awareness of the Holocaust so that such atrocities never happen again.

Schools and teachers have critical roles to play in creating awareness, awareness that is threatened by two factors at this juncture in history. The first is that the number of survivors and personal knowledge of the Holocaust are dwindling. At the same time, anti-Semitism, extremism, and Holocaust disinformation and denial are increasing.

So there is good reason for concern. But we have ways to address these challenges. One of the most effective is using the lens of the Holocaust to teach about the consequences of hate.

A survey conducted in 2020 of 1,500 nationally representative college students ages 18 to 24 found that students who received Holocaust education exhibited more pluralistic attitudes and a greater willingness to challenge stereotypes and intolerance than those who did not. Holocaust education provides an opportunity for students to examine the tragic consequences of complacency in the face of demagoguery and motivates them to stand up to hate and intolerance.

But teaching the Holocaust can be daunting because of the difficulty of the subject matter. Archival photos of concentration camps are graphic and disturbing, and the sheer number of those murdered—6 million Jews, 5 million others—make the subject abstract. Teachers can become overwhelmed by the enormous quantity of resources that are available. The content is there, but not enough attention has been paid to how to prepare educators to teach it. Holocaust education that has an impact requires a commitment of time, resources, and administrator support for teachers.

Holocaust education that has an impact requires a commitment of time, resources, and administrator support for teachers.

Teachers across the nation currently face unprecedented challenges. Not only does the pandemic grind on with educational inequities becoming more glaring, teachers also are called upon to help shape young minds at a time when incivility, hate, and extremism have moved from the margins to the mainstream. Some teachers are reporting an increase in name-calling and bullying in their schools. Further, there is a disturbing pressure on educators to refrain from teaching about historical prejudices; and misinformation and disinformation that alter historical truths—including about the Holocaust—are spread widely and quickly online.

Eighteen states have mandated Holocaust and genocide education, and a few other states strongly encourage it. But for the most part, these mandates are unfunded or lack mechanisms to assess what and how the subject is being taught. The result is that Holocaust education is often reduced to facts and figures rather than the roles that were played by perpetrators and bystanders and the resulting consequences. What a missed opportunity! We know from experience that helping educators shift from content-based learning to inquiry-based learning that guides students to question the acts of individuals and communities is the best way to make Holocaust education relevant and meaningful.

As we mark the 78th-year anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, let us honor survivors and all the victims of the Holocaust by committing to expand high-quality Holocaust education that provides a lens through which teachers can show their students the ultimate consequences of hate and the importance of students’ role in protecting democracy and civil society.

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 06:45:00 -0600 en text/html https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/opinion-teaching-the-holocaust-is-daunting-but-critical/2023/01
Killexams : Computing degrees more popular due to AI, says BCS

An increase in applications to university computing courses could be down to the rising use and exposure of artificial intelligence (AI), according to BCS.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, claimed the number of students applying to study computing at university this year has risen by 9.6%, making it the fastest-growing degree subject.

These figures are most likely down to increased awareness of AI, cyber security and data science, and how they play a part in real-world issues, the BCS suggested.

Julia Adamson, managing director for education and public benefit at BCS, said: “Young people – and an increasing proportion of young women – see that a computing degree is a passport to change the world. AI and machine learning are transforming how kids complete homework and how job applicants write their covering letters.

“It’s no wonder so many people see their futures in technology. The more diverse range of people we have working in computing, the fairer and more inclusive the results will be for all of us.”

Tech is a huge part of everyone’s day-to-day lives, especially since the pandemic forced people to adopt digital methods of working and shopping during lockdowns, meaning many now have a greater awareness of tech as a potential career path.

“The more diverse range of people we have working in computing, the fairer and more inclusive the results will be for all of us”
Julia Adamson, BCS

Clare Marchant, chief executive of UCAS, which provided the figures, claimed the subjects seeing the most interest this year were also those perceived to have good career prospects, such as computing and law.

Along the tech pipeline, there has been a growing interest in computer science and other tech-related qualifications in exact years. The number of students choosing to sit computing exams at A-level rose for the fourth year in a row in 2022, and there was also an increase in the number of students taking the subject at GCSE level, from 79,964 in 2021 to 81,120 in 2022.

But the tech sector in the UK is not without its problems, with both a skills gap and a diversity gap standing in the way of completing tech-based projects.

Looking at the figures from UCAS, BCS found there were almost 93,000 applications for computing degrees in the UK this year, with an 18% increase in the number of women wanting to study computing at university.

This will close the gender gap in the subject to some extent, but while 2023’s figures are better than the previous year’s, there are still more male than female students applying for computing.

In 2022, male students outnumbered female students by 4.2 to 1; this year, there are 3.8 male students for every female student applying for computing degrees.

There has also been an increase in the number of girls taking computing subjects at both A-level and GCSE in the UK, but across Europe, there is still a large drop-off of women from tech-based subjects, with McKinsey research suggesting 31% of girls who study tech-based subjects at school across Europe don’t continue to study them at university.

Some are also losing faith in the university pathway to feed into the tech talent pipeline due to a disparity in the skills needed by firms and the skills students leave university with.

Fri, 17 Feb 2023 08:54:00 -0600 en text/html https://www.computerweekly.com/news/365531434/Computing-degrees-more-popular-due-to-AI-says-BCS
Killexams : BCS Together honors adoptive parents with special night

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - It takes a special person to adopt a child and welcome them into their home as their own.

That’s why BCS Together is hosting its 2nd Adoptive Parents Appreciation Night, and they’re looking for some help to make the night special.

Lauren Falcone says the night is for foster, adoptive, and kinship parents and will be full of fun and fellowship.

“We are putting this event on because not everybody has it in them to adopt or to foster. It is a hard road. It is a beautiful road. Some people are called for it. Some people are not,” she shared.

Falcone says the night will include food, games and prizes such as gift certificates, jewelry and more. Falcone says there will even be babysitters at the event so parents can truly enjoy themselves.

“The children will be having fun. The parents get a beautiful dinner. We are going to play games.”

According to Falcone the organization is accepting gifts to deliver to all parents as a prize for attending. If you would like to donate a gift, email Laura at Laura@bcstogether.org.

For more information you can visit the BCS Together website.

Mon, 23 Jan 2023 10:01:00 -0600 en text/html https://www.kbtx.com/2023/01/25/bcs-together-honors-adoptive-parents-with-special-night/
Killexams : Record computing degree applications driven by AI interest, says BCS

The British Computer Society has revealed that interest in computing degrees is growing at a greater rate than any other university course, and has credited this rise to the popularity of AI and data science.

92,980 18-year-olds applied to start computing degrees this year in the UK, a 9.6% rise and demonstration of the sector’s continued appeal.

BCS identified leading-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and data analytics as an especially attractive element that the sector can offer to prospective students.

“Young people are seeing and using real-world generative AI tools, like Dall-E for pictures, so it’s no surprise that career aspirations and education and skills choices lead them this way,” a spokesperson from BCS told IT Pro

Although the 9.6% rise is more than the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) measured in other courses, it is a smaller increase for the subject than in previous years. In February 2022, BCS reported a 13% rise in applications. 

This is likely a reflection of the smaller overall number of applicants this year. 597,000 students applied by UCAS’ January deadline as compared to 611,000 in 2022.

Amidst the broadening of disciplines within computing, there has also been a narrowing of the gender gap. The number of women applying for computing degrees rose 18% in 2022, a larger shift in gender makeup than seen in other degrees. 

Despite this positive shift for gender diversity at a degree level, men applying for these courses still outnumber women 3.8 to 1, a slight reduction from the 4.2 to 1 ratio recorded in 2022.

“Young people – and an increasing proportion of young women – see that a computing degree is a passport to change the world,” said Julia Adamson, MD for education and public benefit at BCS.

AI and machine learning are transforming how kids complete homework and how job applicants write the covering letters. It’s no wonder so many people see their futures in technology. The more diverse range of people we have working in computing the fairer and more inclusive the results will be for all of us.”

BCS also identified the use of data science and tech like AI and machine learning in the fight against climate change as another draw for young applicants.

This aligns with new insights into the need for Gen-Z staff to be given clear purpose in their roles through schemes such as those focused on sustainability.

The UK government recorded a near 50% rise in the number of students accepted to computer science courses between 2011 and 2020, and noted that STEM graduates are more likely to snag a higher starting wage in their first post-university job.

High wages could also drive students toward the computer sciences, and BCS listed the “range of career options” available to computing graduates as a deciding factor.

Salaries in roles such as software engineering top $1m in Silicon Valley, and the highest-paying tech jobs often go to those with an academic background in the sector.

In 2022, computer science became the UK’s fastest-growing degree subject, and in the three years up to the data being published the number of students taking computing at A-level had risen 41%.

More UK computing graduates are needed to fill skills gaps across the sector, with a exact Gartner report revealing that one in four UK businesses is hiring overseas to tackle the talent shortage.

The UK continues to lag behind most of Europe when it comes to tech skills, and some in the sector have called for more investment in domestic tech literacy to bring the dearth to an end.

With coding bootcamps touted as an alternative to degrees, not all those learning programming in the sector do so at university.

Stack Overflow’s 2022 Developer Survey noted that while 62% of respondents were more likely to have learned to code from traditional education, 71% cited online sources such as video tutorials, blogs, and forums as better resources for learning.

Also shown in the report was the large number of young people learning to code, with 56% of respondents learning to do so being aged 18-24 and 18% being under 18.

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Killexams : Focus at Four: BCS workforce continues to grow

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - The Economic Outlook Conference provides business owners and community members a look at the local economy.

Low unemployment, a record number of job openings, and an increase in wages were just some of the highlights of a report on the state of the local workforce in Bryan/College Station.

Katherine Kleemann, the owner of the Spherion Staffing and Recruiting, joined First News at Four to break down the numbers.

Kleemann said there are a lot of trends when it comes to wages in the B/CS area.

“In Bryan, College Station we were seeing a little bit faster pace of wage growth in 2019,” said Kleemann. “Across the country, we saw almost 5% wage growth over the past two years. Locally, we’ve seen it slow down a little bit in 2022.”

The report also found that Gen Z is a growing part of our local workforce and the generation loves to be in control of their work schedules.

“We know that COVID brought us remote work, we know that Gen Z has grown up with technology and collaboration through technology at their fingertips,” said Kleemann. “They are going to embrace remote work. Once they’ve been in remote work for a couple of years, we’re seeing them change their desires to more flexible work. They want that opportunity for advancement and mentorship that comes with collaboration work.”

You can watch the full interview in the video above.

Wed, 25 Jan 2023 10:00:00 -0600 en text/html https://www.kbtx.com/2023/01/27/focus-four-bcs-workforce-continues-grow/
Killexams : Bryan Kohberger Was Fired As Teaching Assistant Days Before Arrest—Report

Bryan Kohberger, the suspect in the slayings of four University of Idaho students, was reportedly fired from his job as a teaching assistant days before his arrest.

Kohberger, 28, is accused of breaking into a rental home in Moscow, Idaho, and fatally stabbing Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, in the early hours of November 13.

At the time of the killings, Kohberger was a doctoral candidate in criminology and teaching assistant at Washington State University in nearby Pullman.

But Kohberger had received several warnings from the university in the months before his arrest and was terminated from his teaching assistant position on December 19, NewsNation's Ashleigh Banfield reported on Tuesday, citing multiple unnamed sources.

Just days before the reported firing, Kohberger had embarked on a cross-country drive to his parents' home in Pennsylvania—during which he was under surveillance by FBI agents. He was arrested there on December 30.

Bryan Kohberger enters a hearing in Latah County District Court, Idaho, on January 5. Ted S. Warren/Pool-Getty Images

He is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of felony burglary. He has yet to enter a plea, although his lawyer in Pennsylvania previously said he was "eager to be exonerated. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for late June.

According to Banfield, a letter that was given to Kohberger before he was terminated stated that he had a "sexist attitude" towards women he interacted with at the university, was "rude" to women and graded them differently to men.

The letter also reportedly detailed a timeline of events leading up to Kohberger's termination, beginning with an alleged "altercation" with a professor on September 23, just weeks into the job.

Banfield said the letter states that Kohberger and the professor then met on October 3 to discuss "professional behavior." The professor reportedly emailed Kohberger on October 21 to tell him he had failed to meet the expectations set out in the meeting earlier that month.

They met again on November 12 to discuss an "improvement plan." Another meeting was held on December 7 to discuss how that plan was going.

On December 9, Kohberger reportedly had a second altercation with the professor. His post was officially terminated 10 days later.

Phil Weiler, vice president of marketing and communications at Washington State University, told Newsweek that Kohberger had received an appointment as a teaching assistant in the fall 2022 semester, but "does not currently have a teaching assistantship and he is not currently enrolled at WSU."

"It is typical for students to receive a teaching assistantship or similar appointment as part of their PhD program," he added.

Weiler declined to provide further details, saying information "concerning a student's teaching assistantship is considered a student record" and universities were prevented from discussing student records by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

"As a result, I am unable to comment on Mr. Kohberger's experience as a teaching assistant," he said.

Update 02/09/23, 8:40 a.m. ET: This article was updated to add comments from Phil Weiler of Washington State University.

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Killexams : Is Barclays (BCS) Stock Undervalued Right Now?

The proven Zacks Rank system focuses on earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find winning stocks. Nevertheless, we know that our readers all have their own perspectives, so we are always looking at the latest trends in value, growth, and momentum to find strong picks.

Considering these trends, value investing is clearly one of the most preferred ways to find strong stocks in any type of market. Value investors use fundamental analysis and traditional valuation metrics to find stocks that they believe are being undervalued by the market at large.

On top of the Zacks Rank, investors can also look at our innovative Style Scores system to find stocks with specific traits. For example, value investors will want to focus on the "Value" category. Stocks with high Zacks Ranks and "A" grades for Value will be some of the highest-quality value stocks on the market today.

One company to watch right now is Barclays (BCS). BCS is currently holding a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy) and a Value grade of A. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 5.34, which compares to its industry's average of 8.18. Over the last 12 months, BCS's Forward P/E has been as high as 7.65 and as low as 3.93, with a median of 5.23.

Value investors also use the P/S ratio. The P/S ratio is is calculated as price divided by sales. This is a prefered metric because revenue can't really be manipulated, so sales are often a truer performance indicator. BCS has a P/S ratio of 1.21. This compares to its industry's average P/S of 1.39.

If you're looking for another solid Banks - Foreign value stock, take a look at Deutsche Bank (DB). DB is a # 2 (Buy) stock with a Value score of A.

Deutsche Bank is trading at a forward earnings multiple of 6.69 at the moment, with a PEG ratio of 0.75. This compares to its industry's average P/E of 8.18 and average PEG ratio of 0.79.

Over the last 12 months, DB's P/E has been as high as 9.70, as low as 4.29, with a median of 5.87, and its PEG ratio has been as high as 1.04, as low as 0.12, with a median of 0.64.

Additionally, Deutsche Bank has a P/B ratio of 0.36 while its industry's price-to-book ratio sits at 1.59. For DB, this valuation metric has been as high as 0.42, as low as 0.21, with a median of 0.28 over the past year.

Value investors will likely look at more than just these metrics, but the above data helps show that Barclays and Deutsche Bank are likely undervalued currently. And when considering the strength of its earnings outlook, BCS and DB sticks out as one of the market's strongest value stocks.

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Killexams : Barclays (BCS) Gains But Lags Market: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Barclays (BCS) closed at $9.14, marking a +0.99% move from the previous day. This change lagged the S&P 500's 1.15% gain on the day. Meanwhile, the Dow gained 1.11%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, added 11.35%.

Heading into today, shares of the financial holding company had gained 1% over the past month, lagging the Finance sector's gain of 3.75% and the S&P 500's gain of 4.49% in that time.

Barclays will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect Barclays to post earnings of $0.32 per share. This would mark a year-over-year decline of 11.11%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $7.16 billion, up 2.91% from the prior-year quarter.

Any exact changes to analyst estimates for Barclays should also be noted by investors. exact revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.

Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.

Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 1.4% higher within the past month. Barclays is currently a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

Looking at its valuation, Barclays is holding a Forward P/E ratio of 5.37. For comparison, its industry has an average Forward P/E of 8.09, which means Barclays is trading at a discount to the group.

The Banks - Foreign industry is part of the Finance sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 9, which puts it in the top 4% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

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