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Integrating Gamification triggers a healthier living

Integrating Gamification triggers a healthier living

Research from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University School of Medicine shows that the company of a friend and a gamified application is the best environment to reach your exercising goals. This means that social interaction and gamified mechanisms that are challenging and competitive is the main driving forces. In this spirit, these activity trackers including designed gaming elements increased daily step counts by nearly one mile per day.… Continue reading

Most effective LifeLong Learning exercises for Healthy Living

Most effective LifeLong Learning exercises for Healthy Living

Most effective LifeLong Learning exercises for Healthy Living The best medicine to stay healthy longer, keep and even develop cognitive skills and remain active is to keep on learning new things. It does not necessary has to be on traditional academic courses. But to learn a new skill could be even more effective like learn how to paint. To get involved in a drama class or learn a new language. Dr Ipsit Vahia, director of geriatric… Continue reading

Research to create healthy workplaces

Research to create healthy workplaces

eLearningworld News How optimize the design of a workplace to create a healthy work environment? A team from the the University of Arizona Institute on Place and Wellbeing (UAIPW) in collaboration with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) used real-time wearable human health sensors and real-time environmental sensors to monitor federal workers’ in a multi-year-study with purpose to improve the work environment. The sensors monitored heart activity, physical movement and sleep quality. Where the results… Continue reading

The connection between skills training and general intelligence explored

The connection between skills training and general intelligence explored

eLearningworld News Most cognitive abilities are positively related psychology research has found, which means that a person that has developed reasoning abilities also generally has better skills in e.g. vocabulary. This factor has been termed “G” or general intelligence, but how this underlying mechanism develops has remained in the shadows until now. To find out what the g-factor really is scientists from Cambridge University has performed a longitude study where 785 people, ages 14 to… Continue reading

Physical fitness training can significantly enhance cognitive training

Physical fitness training can significantly enhance cognitive training

eLearningworld News A new study from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign shows that athletes cross-training to gain physical skills works in a similar way for cognitive training too. The result is based on a 18-week study of 318 healthy young adults. The research leader, Aron Barbey, a professor of psychology, comments the study in the following way: “Learning provides the foundation for acquiring new skills and updating prior beliefs in light of new knowledge and… Continue reading

Future school: Social and emotional learning to develop five crucial skills

Future school: Social and emotional learning to develop five crucial skills

eLearningworld News Professor Mark Greenberg at Penn State University identify three reasons to integrate social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools in an article in the special issue of the journal The Future of Children: “First, schools are ideal sites for interventions with children. Second, school-based SEL programs can improve students’ competence, enhance their academic achievement, and make them less likely to experience future behavioral and emotional problems. Third, evidence-based SEL interventions in all schools… Continue reading

Virtual reality brain training game to predate Alzheimer’s disease

Virtual reality brain training game to predate Alzheimer’s disease

eLearningworld News A research team with scientists from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) and the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas/Information Technologies Institute etc. has developed a self-administered virtual supermarket cognitive training game for remotely detecting mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The benefits are that there is no need for an examiner and since it is self-administered one can much earlier detect MCI, and thereby improve the possibility to conduct suitable interventions that can stabilize… Continue reading

Latest News: Gamification of products and services leads to health benefits

Latest News: Gamification of products and services leads to health benefits

eLearningworld News from US New research from the University of New Mexico shows significant benefits of including gamification mechanics in products and services. It both triggers inner-motivation as well as health benefits. Professor Nick Flor at Anderson School of Management explains: “Primitive humans evolved an innate affinity for playing games, because games allowed them to practice and develop in a safe environment, those mental and physical skills necessary for survival when actually fighting, hunting or… Continue reading

Latest News: Lifelong Learning – New research shows the impact of learning a new language

Latest News: After self-driving cars and becoming chess-champion: Mission to deepen AI learning

eLearningworld News from Scotland Research from the University of Edinburgh carried out with students of all ages shows that learning a new language not only develop a new vital skill, it also improves a person’s attention. Already, within a week of study improvements starts to appear and with regular practice the progress will continue. The study includes 33 students aged 18 to 78 students that was taking part in a one-week Scottish Gaelic course and… Continue reading

Latest News: Video games could improve life for people with MS, according to new research

Latest News: Video games could improve life for people with MS, according to new research

eLearningworld News from Italy New research from Sapienza University in Rome shows that playing games boost connections between neurons that has an important role in the mental decline suffered by MS patients. “This means even a widespread and common use tool like video games can promote brain plasticity and can aid in cognitive rehabilitation for people with neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis,” Dr. Laura De Giglio at Sapienza University of Rome said. The study is… Continue reading