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E-learning

The posts in this category address various subjects related to e-learning and its role in delivering successful education for students of all ages.

Will AI replace teachers?

E-learning, Teachers

Will AI replace teachers? This was the subject at a plenary debate at the OEB conference just last December. What arguments would the four expert speakers bring to the table? I already had thought of an answer to this question — a resounding NO — before going to the plenary debate. And I certainly didn’t change my mind after it. AI will probably become the best teaching assistant ever.

AR apps

6 Awesome AR apps for the classroom

E-learning, K-12, Teachers

AR apps add another dimension to learning. Teachers using these kinds of apps in their classrooms trigger students’ curiosity for learning and contribute to a complete and fun learning experience. Students of all ages are very receptive to AR apps for education, and this doesn’t happen just because it is cool, but mostly because it creates immersive learning situations for them.

adaptive learning

Why should schools consider adaptive learning

E-learning, K-12, Teachers

I think that the learning process should be tailored to each individual, according to their needs and capabilities. Adaptive learning is the ultimate level of personalized instruction. In this type of learning, every answer provided and every action taken by the student is tracked, stored and analyzed. The returning result is a constantly adapting personalized learning path.

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?

technology can boost student creativity in the classroom

How new technology can boost student creativity in the classroom

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

Children are creative and their imagination is limitless. But traditional and standardized education has the tendency to hinder creative thinking and imagination in students. To prevent this from happening, educators and the education system have to nurture students’ imagination and creativity through various techniques, that often include new technologies: gamification, video creation, or flipping the classroom, to name just a few.

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.

Should parents also know how to use e-learning platforms?

E-learning, K-12, LMS, Parents

All parents want their children to receive the best education possible, and for many kids in today’s world, this means being taught through an e-learning platform. Although becoming familiar with any e-learning platform requires a little bit of extra effort from parents, it’s certainly worth it for parents who only have their children’s best interests in mind.

The two main barriers against deep learning

E-learning, Teachers

Usually there are two main elements that can prevent deep learning from happening during the process of knowledge acquisition: a lack of engagement and a lack of purpose. Read on to find out how to overcome these barriers.

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