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vr apps for the modern classroom

5 VR apps for the modern classroom

E-learning, K-12, Teachers

VR technology helps teachers create incredible learning experiences for their students — experiences that will stick to their brain faster and for a longer time than traditional and otherwise boring lectures. Teachers that embrace VR and use it in their classrooms can take their students on amazing journeys on various parts of the globe, at different times, on the Moon, on the bottom of an ocean and even inside the human body.

The role of rubrics in performance-based education

The role of rubrics in performance-based education

E-learning, Higher Ed, K-12, Teachers

Student assessment should be based not only on their knowledge (which could be acquired through rote learning and bound to be forgotten), but also on the skills students learn and how they apply what they know in the context of practical tasks. The role of rubrics in performance-based education is to help teachers create assessment that is both student-centered and standards driven.

learning shapes a student’s brain

How learning shapes a student’s brain. Literally

E-learning, K-12

When they go to school each child brings along their most important asset for a successful learning process: their brain. During the learning process new brain synapses are being created, others are getting stronger, yet others are getting weaker and disappear. In fact, the entire body reacts to the direct result of learning and understanding something for the first time.

accessible e-learning design

How to create accessible e-learning design

E-learning, Teachers

Creating accessible e-learning design is the same as creating good e-learning design. All students should be able to access it easily. Just because someone is color-blind, has a hearing impairment or needs a wheelchair to move around, it doesn’t mean that they are unable to learn or can’t achieve stellar academic results. Small accessibility adjustments can make a huge impact.

accessibility in e-learning

Designing for accessibility in e-learning

E-learning, Higher Ed, K-12, Teachers

Plenty of students live with some form of disability, and they need not be excluded from online learning. Course creators should keep in mind some guidelines and law requirements when designing online learning materials. Accessible e-learning design is simply good design. Healthy students won’t even notice it, while those with a disability or another will be happy to be able to access your courses without major problems.

PROs and CONs of competency-based education

The PROs and CONs of competency-based education

Higher Ed

The PROs and CONs of competency-based education is pretty balanced. Making the transition to this kind of approach to education raises quite some challenges to all major stakeholders. But the advantages that promise to come along are also luring. While some are afraid of the many things that can go wrong, others are convinced that competency-based education will eventually become the norm.

competency-based learning

Competency-based learning: the ultimate student-centered education

Higher Ed

Going to college and getting a degree seems almost impossible for students who also have work and family commitments. Competency-based education puts more control in these students’ hands by moving away from the time-to-class standard measurement of learning, focusing on the actual mastery of new skills and allowing an incredible degree of flexibility.

the flipped classroom

The flipped classroom: creating a win-win situation for students and teachers

E-learning, K-12, Teachers

While there are plenty of concerns regarding the success of a flipped classroom (how to ensure all students have access to the lectures at any time, how to create the best lectures, and even trust students to come prepared to class), its benefits outnumber its shortcomings. The flipped classroom seems to create a win-win situation for both students and teachers. Once they try it, they no longer want to go back.

education apps for the classroom

Top 7 education apps for the classroom

E-learning, K-12, Teachers

There’s an app for anything you’d want to do in the classroom. There are, in fact, so many, that’s notoriously difficult for teachers to find the right ones for their classroom activities. Check out these seven educational apps that can spice up learning activities: Kahoot!, NYT – VR, G Suite for Education, Kaizena, TED Talks, Curiosity and NEO LMS!

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