Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development

Science: Live Chat — Science at the Olympics

Science magazine hosted a live chat with scientific experts about any competitive advantage provided by the cutting-edge, light-weight prosthetic legs of double-amputee South African runner Oscar Pistorius, the first amputee to compete in the Olympics.

The July 18 chat “Science at the Olympics” included SMU’s Peter Weyand, an expert in human locomotion. Continue reading

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The London Telegraph: Runner’s world: Usain Bolt and his entourage

The London Telegraph has written a comprehensive piece on the Usain Bolt, the fastest sprinter on earth, as he is preparing for the London 2012 Olympic Games this summer.

The April 27 article, “Runner’s world: Usain Bolt and his entourage,” quotes SMU’s Peter Weyand, an expert in human locomotion. Continue reading

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goodereader.com: E-Readers Engage Middle School Male Students

The popular e-reader news site goodereader.com covered the research of Dara Williams-Rossi, clinical assistant professor and director of undergraduate programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development.

The article by Mercy Pilkington, Digital Books Engage Young Readers, published April 24. The research found that middle school boys who are reluctant readers rated reading more valuable as an activity after two months of using an e-reader. Continue reading

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digitalshift.com: Boys Value Reading More with Ereaders

The digitalshift.com, the blog site of the School Library Journal has covered the research of Dara Williams-Rossi, clinical assistant professor and director of undergraduate programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development.

The article by Lauren Barack, Boys Value Reading More with Ereaders, published April 6. Continue reading

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Frontburner: SMU Research — Boys Prefer Reading on a Kindle

D Magazine’s popular Frontburner blog covered the research of Dara Williams-Rossi, clinical assistant professor and director of undergraduate programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development.

The blog post by Jason Heid, SMU Research: Boys Prefer Reading on a Kindle, published April 3. Continue reading

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dailyRx: Digital Books Engage Young Readers

The health news site dailyRx covered the research of Dara Williams-Rossi, clinical assistant professor and director of undergraduate programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development.

The article by Christopher Wright, Digital Books Engage Young Readers, published March 31.

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Daily Mail Online: Can’t get your boy to read? Buy him a Kindle, say researchers

London’s Daily Mail Online covered the research of Dara Williams-Rossi, clinical assistant professor and director of undergraduate programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development.

The article by Ted Thornhill, Can’t get your boy to read? Buy him a Kindle, say researchers, published March 29. Continue reading

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UPI: Study: E-readers improve boys’ reading

UPI covered the research of Dara Williams-Rossi, clinical assistant professor and director of undergraduate programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development.

The article, Study: E-readers improve boys’ reading, published March 27. Continue reading

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Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers

Middle school boys rated reading more valuable as an activity after two months of using an e-reader, according to SMU research.

The findings come from a study of 199 middle school students who struggle with reading and who participated in a reading improvement class with Amazon’s Kindle e-reader, says Dara Williams-Rossi, SMU. Continue reading

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