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Meet NEO at OEB 2017!

Meet NEO at OEB 2017!

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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!

The NEO Blog turns 2!

The NEO Blog turns 2!

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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.

What type of LMS is best for your school

What type of LMS is best for your school: proprietary, open-source, or cloud-based?

LMS

There are many aspects that can influence the decision to change the current school learning management system, many voices to be heard, and many documents to be created during the process. It may not be an easy decision, but having a clear understanding of the available LMS categories, along with the advantages and drawback for each of them, is definitely a great first step.

how to train teachers to use an LMS

5 Tips on how to train teachers to use an LMS

Teachers

While choosing the right edtech for the needs of the school is a very important part of making it successful, there is one aspect that often gets overlooked: the teachers. Training teachers to use technology in the classroom is paramount to edtech success. Let’s take the example of training teachers how to use a new LMS and check out a few ideas that can make them embrace the new edtech more easily.

innovation in the classroom

How to pave the way for innovation in the classroom

Teachers

It’s hard to teach and practice innovation in the classroom, but it’s the only way to prepare for and thrive in the world of tomorrow. Teachers that steal ideas from various sources, try to predict the future of education and let room for mistakes will find that innovative ideas are everywhere. And these ideas can change the school organizational system, pedagogy methods, learning content and eve the physical learning space for the better.

Visual techniques for organizing lessons and ideas in the classroom

8 Visual techniques for organizing lessons and ideas in the classroom

Teachers

A low hanging fruit when it comes to including more visual elements in education is the organization of learning materials. all the learning materials teachers create are organized in a visual manner, things will be clearer for students and easier for teachers in the long-run. While it doesn’t take much effort to include visual elements when organizing lessons and ideas, the results are positive.

visual learning elements

A call for more visual learning elements in schools

Teachers

If in kindergarten and primary school all textbooks have at least one picture or diagram on almost every page, in senior years of high school and then in college, visual elements in textbooks and other learning materials become a rarity. That’s a shame, because students learn better when they can visualize new concepts. A picture may not be worth exactly a thousand words, but it’s definitely worth more than one.

blended learning educational norm

Why blended learning will become an educational norm

E-learning

Blended learning — or the art of mixing face-to-face instruction in the classroom with ed-tech — is on the path of becoming a real norm in education. Technological tools developed especially for the education market, along with the future demand for online literacy are the two foundation stones of this path.

myths about online education

The two big letters that shape up K-12 education: AI

K-12

The big promise AI brings into the realm of K-12 education is that of personalized learning. Artificially intelligent technology is still developing, but it definitely opens the door to tremendous possibilities. Lifelong learning companions could become real thanks to it.

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