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Apr
14

Guiding Principles for Use of Technology with Early Learners

Guiding Principles for Use of Technology with Early Learners

The thoughtful use of technology by parents and early educators can engage children in key skills such as play, self-expression, and computational thinking which will support later success across all academic disciplines and help maintain young children’s natural curiosity.

The Departments recognize that families and early educators have many different options for using technology with early learners. The Departments believe that guidance needs to reflect the reality that families and early educators have access to apps, digital books, games, video chatting software, and a multitude of other interactive technologies that can be used with young children. Even as new technologies emerge, the Departments believe that these principles apply, though guidance may evolve as more research on this topic is published.

The Departments’ four guiding principles for use of technology with early learners are as follows:

  • Guiding Principle #1: Technology—when used appropriately—can
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Apr
14

Nick Nikiforakis Receives Dual Early Career Awards: Computer Science Faculty Research Aims to Improve the Security of Web Applications

–Computer Science Faculty Research Aims to Improve the Security of Web Applications–

Nick Nikiforakis, an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has received two career awards in the same year. He has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Award (NSF CAREER award) and the Office of Naval Research’s Young Investigator Program Award (ONR YIP).

The NSF CAREER award is one of the most competitive and esteemed awards providing federal grants to support junior faculty with research andeducational activities. Nikiforakis will receive more than $550K over the next five years to conduct research for his project, “Tools and Techniques for Preserving Integrity on the Web.”

The ONR YIP award is presented to early career academic scientists and engineers in tenure-track academic appointments. Nikiforakis’s project titled “WebForecast: Analysis and Prediction of Web Application Updates” was the only

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