Flexboard: A Flexible Blackboard

Flexboard:  A Flexible Blackboard 

Rigid, stuck-to-the-wall blackboards will soon find their way to the recycling house. In an era where ‘monologues’ are taboo, the Flexboard comes as a perfect response to our ‘interactivity’ needs. It is an established fact that classrooms are the best places to learn. Hence, it is also essential that the learning is structured to suit the learner. With the Flexboard, the training can either be team collaboration-based, project-based or one-on-one (especially for the slow learners).

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Children Learn Differently After 12 Years Of Age

Children Learn Differently After 12 Years Of Age 

Eight-year-old children have a radically different learning strategy from twelve-year-olds and adults. Eight-year-olds learn primarily from positive feedback (‘Well done!’), whereas negative feedback (‘Got it wrong this time’) scarcely causes any alarm bells to ring. Twelve-year-olds are better able to process negative feedback, and use it to learn from their mistakes. Adults do the same, but more efficiently.

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The U-Man Robot Learns to Use Tools

The U-Man Robot Learns to Use Tools

 

By shoving objects around on a table, UMan figures out how they work.

To assist humans around the house, robots will need to be able to deal with the unfamiliar. But while researchers can preprogram robots to do increasingly sophisticated tasks, they face a much bigger challenge in teaching them to adapt to unstructured environments. A robot developed at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, however, is able to learn to use objects that it has never encountered before.

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