Prolonged use of a tablet’s touch-screen keyboard can cause shoulder discomfort.
That’s according to a study led by Northern Illinois University faculty, which was published in the journal Applied Ergonomics.
Researchers found users must keep their fingers hovering to avoid accidentally activating the keys. According to NIU professor Jeong Ho (Jay) Kim, this causes prolonged static in shoulders and causes pain.
Northern Illinois University broke ground Monday on the $27 million expansion of the Stevens Building. The renovation of the university’s home of theater, dance, and anthropology has been on the school’s priority list for years.
There's a push across the U.S. to align common core standards in classrooms. The standards, which have been adopted by dozens of states, are defined goals for what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade.
But the implementation process doesn't just involve making sure veteran teachers are up to speed. Teaching universities face pressure to prepare tomorrow's educators about what they'll encounter.
An important figure in Northern Illinois University’s history is back on campus today to celebrate the school’s future. NIU’s tenth president John La Tourette will attend the inauguration of the 12th president, Doug Baker.