Sleep behaviour and learning in NUS students: Big data, big insights
Monday 20 April 2020 - 3:30-4:30 pm
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Sleep is important for students' performance and well-being. However, many NUS undergraduates do not get adequate sleep. Using big data on the ALSET datalake (Learning Management System activity, Wi-Fi logs, and grades), my team is investigating interactive effects of sleep behavior, class start times, and classroom attendance on academic performance. I will present evidence that 'evening type' students may be at a learning disadvantage, and early class start times should be avoided. Our findings can be used toward improving university practices that affect students' sleep and learning.
Dr Joshua Gooley is an Associate Professor in the Neuroscience & Behavioral Disorders Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School and a Research Theme Lead in the Neuroscience of Learning. He is Principal Investigator of the Chronobiology and Sleep Laboratory, which is part of the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience. His primary research interests relate to understanding the role of the circadian system and sleep in modulating human health, physiology, and cognitive performance. He holds a B.A. in Biology and Neuroscience from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Harvard Medical School.
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