Can You Cook?

By Mary Miranowski RDN, Home Cook and Nutrition Educator   Think of me as your Home Economics teacher.  Wait, they don’t call it Home Ec anymore.  It’s Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) now.  Many of you may not recognize either term from school.  This class used to be required in middle school, but about 20 […]

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How Your Daily Social Media Scroll is Affecting Your Health

Author: Anna Garcia

As a young person living in the year 2020, I have grown up in the age of technology and seen its influence on individuals and populations in a variety of settings. Phones, computers, tablets, and other forms of technology keep people in a place of constant distraction and gives them the ability to have information at their fingertips every minute of every day.

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Big Data, Learning Analytics and the Role of Assessment in Online Learning

Higher education is facing a number of challenges in the twenty-first century. Some of the top challenges include declining student enrollments, financial difficulties, and decreased state funding, to name a few (Wiley Education Services, n.d.). In a 2016 survey by the Babson Survey Research Group, two-thirds of academic leaders polled said that online education is […]

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DeepFly3D, a deep learning-based approach for 3D limb and appendage tracking in tethered, adult Drosophila

July 23, 2020 Semih Günel and colleagues have created a deep learning-based pose estimator for studying how neural circuits control limbed behaviors in tethered Drosophila. Appendage tracking is an important behavioral measure in motor circuit research. Up until now, algorithms for accurate 3D pose estimation in small animals such as Drosophila did not exist. Rather, […]

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A Comparison of Student Learning Outcomes: Online Education vs. Traditional Classroom Instruction

Despite the prevalence of online learning today, it is often viewed as a less favorable option when compared to the traditional, in-person educational experience. Criticisms of online learning come from various sectors, like employer groups, college faculty, and the general public, and generally includes a lack of perceived quality as well as rigor. Additionally, some […]

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BonVision

July 16, 2020 In a recent bioRxiv preprint, Gonçalo Lopes and colleagues from NeuroGEARS and University College London have shared information about BonVision — an open source software for creating and controlling visual environments. With advances in computer gaming and software rendering, it is now possible to create realistic virtual environments. These virtual environments, which […]

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