ed-tech in the developing world

The power of ed-tech in the developing world

E-learning

We focus a lot on the K-12 system of the United States in our blog, and I thought it would be fun and interesting to explore how countries in the developing world are facing their specific educational challenges with blended learning models. Not only do I think it is inspiring, but it may offer some context as to what giant gaps in funding and resources can be bridged with well-selected technology.

Micro-credentials for teacher PD

Micro-credentials for teacher PD: Why? What? How?

Teachers

Despite the advantages, PD is a challenge for many teachers. Not only do they not necessarily have the time to complete the required PD hours, but in many instances PD courses do not necessarily fit with their particular professional interests or are not nuanced enough to address specific professional goals. Fortunately technology, specifically in the form of micro-credentials, makes everything easier.

3 Awesome PBL case studies

Get inspired by Project Based Learning! 3 Awesome PBL case studies

Teachers

Active learning dovetails neatly into Project Based Learning, the teaching method that requires students to engage in sustained, long-term projects, where they explore and examine targeted sets of questions, challenges and problems throughout the project. Since project based learning is awesome, this post will present three awesome case studies of PBL in action: The Hunger Games, The Ice Castle and Mission to Mars.

working memory exercises for students

Working memory exercises for students of all ages

Parents

For educators and parents of students, understanding how working memory helps students, and how it can be improved can be incredibly helpful in assisting students to get the most out of their education. Students, who might otherwise fall behind for reasons due to memory, can independently strengthen their working memory and take charge of the difficulty they’re facing in their education.

LMS training program for schools

How to create an LMS training program for schools: A step by step guide

LMS

Creating a good training program for all the educators in your school isn’t always easy. You need a good team, plan the content, schedule the training, and much more. This seems exhausting, expensive and time-consuming, but it’s actually not. That’s why we’ve put together a simple and easy to follow guide on how to create your own LMS training program. Just remember: start small and keep on going!

Meet NEO at OEB 2017!

Meet NEO at OEB 2017!

News

So how can we benefit from uncertainty? How can we use volatility in our advantage? How should universities, colleges and schools adapt? And how can we learn uncertainty if the future of learning itself is unclear? These are the questions the OEB Conference is planning to ask and find answers to. This year’s edition of Online Educa Berlin is about acknowledging uncertainty and preparing for it. The NEO team is proud to be part of it!

Education and Augmented Reality

Education and Augmented Reality — Really?

Teachers

Education and Augmented Reality — Really? If you are like me, you may find yourself outwardly agreeing that AR is an exciting mega-trend, but may inwardly be questioning it’s true reality (forgive the phrase) and more importantly be weighing up its true pedagogic value. After all, a teacher’s entire objective is to augment a student’s reality — using tools as simple as blackboards or as complex as tablets.

increase LMS success using training

How to increase LMS success using training

LMS

How to increase LMS success using training? The first thing that you can do is to start thinking about what you want to achieve with the LMS and set your goals. Make sure to make your goals as specific as possible and time bound. Any LMS goal is connected in some way to how much and how well the system is being used in the school. This will be your foundation for LMS success.

The NEO Blog turns 2!

The NEO Blog turns 2!

News

Treats and sugary drinks, confetti and silly party hats — these are the customary items in a celebratory setting and the NEO team had them all. What were we celebrating, you may wonder? Wonder no more: it’s the anniversary of the NEO Blog! It turns two. The combined effort of the entire NEO team and all our readers made our blog climb even more in the mighty list of all e-learning blogs, settling in the first 7%.

Free photo sources teachers can use for online courses

7 Free photo sources teachers can use for online courses

Teachers

While including photos in learning materials is a noble idea, including stolen photos in them is not. If you just copy and paste any photo you find on the web into your lesson, you might be a thief. Teachers need to know the rules of copyright, the principle of fair use, CC licences and so on. But they also have a variety of free resources if they want to include photos in their learning materials. This article presents seven of them.

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