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e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017

7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017

E-learning

Here are seven e-learning trends that will shape up strategies of educational institutions in 2017: gamification, personalized learning, bite-sized learning, video-based learning, adaptive learning, peer to peer assessment, official degrees for online courses. What would you add to this list?

the NEO Blog turns one

Anniversary edition: Top 10 posts of the NEO Blog

News

It’s November 17th and the NEO Blog turns one! After exactly 52 weeks and more than 50 thousands written words, in more than 60 posts, the NEO Blog is in the first 20% of all e-learning blogs. Here is the list of the 10 best performing posts that contributed to its success.

visual storytelling

Two ways to integrate visual storytelling in K-12 instruction

E-learning, Gamification, K-12, Teachers

Storytelling, with its characters and plot, is what makes people want to know more about what can happen. When learners identify themselves with the main character in a story, the engagement rates are constantly high. How could teachers to integrate visual storytelling in their instruction? They could use gamification techniques, and they could also let students be the storytellers.

cookie-cutter education

Why we should leave behind the cookie-cutter education

E-learning, K-12

Schools are like mass producers of perfectly shaped cookies, instead of being loving mothers who bake the most delicious cookies ever. If students are encouraged to learn through bringing up their individuality and curiosity instead of threatening them with standardized tests and bad grades, schools create delicious cookies. And we would live a in a better educated world.

beautiful online courses: layout

How to create beautiful online courses: layout

E-learning, Students, Teachers

Beauty lies in the smallest of details. A great course design will support your message in many subtle ways. After clarifying a few things regarding colors and fonts, this post offers a few tips on how the layout of a lesson/page should look like, for maximum engagement on the part of your students.

beautiful online courses: fonts

How to create beautiful online courses: fonts

E-learning, Teachers

Fonts are like flowers at a wedding. If there aren’t any, everybody notices; if they’re there, nobody will remember them the next day. A bad pair of fonts can steal the show in your course. Students will find it harder to focus on your message when you use an ugly font. Or more. But if you use the exact same font all over, they’ll get bored. Find out how to identify and pair fonts to get a beautiful online course.

Design principles

4 Design principles to keep in mind when creating online courses

E-learning, Teachers

Too many teachers focus on the educational part of their courses, and simply ignore or forget about making them beautiful as well. Don’t get me wrong, the educational part of online courses is very important and should receive its due part of focus. But there’s more to an engaging course than great content: great looks. Some design principles can come in pretty handy when creating online courses.

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