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02/16/2022
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Fonts as digital reading glasses

The right spacing and font can boost reading speed and comprehension, University of Central Florida assistant professor Ben Sawyer told EdScoop. UCF, Google, Adobe and Readability Matters, a nonprofit group that focuses on accessibility through digital formatting, announced the “Readability Consortium" on Tuesday, which will develop technology to personalize digital reading across platforms. Emily Bamforth explains.


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Guides to the metaverse

Immersing students in a virtual world doesn't mean they'll automatically engage and learn, a new Brookings report argues. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, a Brookings senior fellow and the report’s lead author, told EdScoop that the metaverse could be helpful for education because the virtual space is designed so students can maintain human connections with each other and the instructor. Emily has more.


ICYMI: Defense Dept. plans to partner with community colleges

The Department of Defense recently announced plans to fund community college consortiums focused on STEM education, with grant applications due at the end of March. The consortiums, led by community colleges, but including four-year institutions, companies and nonprofits, would propose strategies to increase completion rates for technical training and certificate programs in science, technology, engineering and math. Emily reports.


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