Digital Game Intervention Improves Mental Health and Educational Outcomes of Syrian Refugee Children

Digital games can effectively teach refugee children much-needed skills – including a new language, cognitive skills, and coding – while also improving their mental health, finds research by New York University, the City University of New York, and Turkey’s Bahcesehir University. The study of Syrian refugee children, presented by researchers on June 6 at BAU […]

NYU Steinhardt Launches Two More Online Graduate Programs in Health Fields

NYU Steinhardt has launched two new online graduate programs, providing students across the country and around the world with additional pathways for advanced degrees in occupational therapy and counseling for mental health. Both programs will welcome their first cohorts in September 2017. OT@NYU, an online Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, enables occupational therapists across the […]

AERA Study: Preschoolers’ Story Comprehension Similar for Print and Digital Books

The content of a children’s book – not its form as a print book or a digital book – predicts how well children understand a story, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. The findings, presented on May 1 at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in San Antonio, suggest that both digital stories and […]

NYU Steinhardt’s Technology-Enhanced Teacher Education Program Grows With Four New Partners Nationwide

NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development today announced four new public school district partners for its Embedded Master of Arts in Teaching (EMAT) residency program for teacher education – San Francisco Unified School District, Syracuse City District, City School District of Albany, and Tucson Unified School District. The EMAT teacher residency program […]

NYU Researchers Awarded $1.4 Million NSF Grant to Study Brain Activity of Students and Teachers in the Classroom

NYU Steinhardt and NYU Psychology researchers are collaborating on a project to study the brain basis of social interactions between students and teachers in a high school classroom. The three-year project, which began this month, is funded through a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s EHR Core Research program, which supports work that […]

Study Finds Too Much TV Related to Drops in School Readiness, Especially Among Low-Income Children

Watching television for more than a couple of hours a day is linked to lower school readiness skills in kindergartners, particularly among children from low-income families, finds a study by researchers at NYU Steinhardt and Université Sainte-Anne. The findings, published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, reinforce the need for limits on screen […]

Study Finds Students in Ohio’s Online Charter Schools Perform Worse Than Peers in Traditional Schools

Despite dramatic growth in enrollment in online charter schools in Ohio, students are not achieving the same academic success as those in brick-and-mortar charter and public schools, finds a study by NYU Steinhardt and RAND Corporation. “Our research suggests that online schools – in their current form, a largely independent learning experience – are not […]

E-Responder, Developed by the Citizens Crime Commission and NYU Steinhardt, Aims to Stop Real World Violence That Starts Online

Increasingly, real-world violence follows fights started online, where social media amplifies and accelerates conflict. At least 240 shootings and 24 murders began as virtual fights in New York City alone, and more than 700 youth have been indicted using evidence from their social media pages. Through the ongoing work with NYC Cure Violence sites, the […]

Creating a Virtual Library from VHS Tapes and DVDs: An Interview with Francesca Socolick, Steinhardt’s Senior Academic Technologist

Francesca Socolick, a senior academic technologist at NYU Steinhardt, works with faculty to update and refresh their technology.  Recently she helped the Department of Applied Psychology replicate their library of VHS and DVD media online. We interviewed Francesca to learn more the state of technological innovation in academia and how a virtual library can be created to enhance […]

Merging Health and Technology: Q&A with Claire Kearney-Volpe

Claire Kearney-Volpe has the honor of being the first doctoral student in NYU Steinhardt’s new rehabilitation sciences program, an interdisciplinary degree encompassing Steinhardt’s health and therapeutic professions. But she’s no stranger to NYU – Kearney-Volpe earned her master’s from NYU Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) in 2015, where she focused on health promotion and participatory […]