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Computer Science Classes Can Break Down Cultural Differences, Study Shows

School of Information Professor Kentaro Toyama emphasizes the social benefits of collaboration in computational classes in his co-authored paper: "Computing Education for Intercultural Learning: Lessons From the Nairobi Play Project." October 22, 2019. #5-15mins #Information #web-article #SchoolofInformation #Technology #ComputerScience #Relationships #Research #KentaroToyama #MelanieLefkowitz ​​​​​​​​​​ #Featured #FeaturedSociety ​​


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Facilitating a Smooth Technological Transition for Citizens Returning from Prison

School of Information Professor Kentaro Toyama explains his recent study looking at the digital literacy of citizens returning to society after prison sentences. Toyama finds that returning citizens desire computing skills to help them secure jobs. August 14, 2019. # #Information #web-article #SchoolofInformation #Technology #Career #Criminology #InformationScience #ComputerScience #KentaroToyama ​​​​​​​​​​


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Modern Maker Trend Could Spur Aging Brains

School of Information Professor Kentaro Toyama and graduate student Kayla Carucci study the positive effects of implementing makerspaces in senior citizen homes, allowing residents to utilize tools, make crafts, and stimulate their brains. July 18, 2019. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews #Society #Technology #Aging #Design #InformationScience #MentalHealth #KentaroToyama ​​​​​​​​​​​


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Lowering Maternal Mortality Rates With Digital Street Theater

School of Information professors Kentaro Toyama and Mustafa Naseem utilize digital street theatre to combat mortality rates through literacy. September 6, 2018. # #Information #web-article #SchoolofInformation #Technology #ArtsandCulture #InformationScience #TheatreandDrama #Maternity #KentaroToyama #MustafaNaseem ​​​​​​​​​​​