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K-12

The posts in this category address various e-learning related subjects and more, that educators of K-12 students can find useful and informative.

scenario-based learning

Why educators should consider scenario-based learning

E-learning, K-12, Teachers

The e-learning landscape is a continuum of different instructional designs meant to adapt to individual student needs. This is where scenario-based learning (SBL) comes in, when learners are immersed in real-life and situational scenarios which lets them gather skills and information which in essence is learning by doing.

future of K-12

The future of K-12: Will we still need a physical classroom?

E-learning, K-12

Online education remains a key response to the shortcomings of K-12 education. There can be no doubt that the sheer volume of solutions and opportunities offered by online educational tools cannot be ignored by a society seeking to graduate better skilled, better adapted, creative, critical thinkers. The future of education is most assuredly online. But what of the classroom? Should we still keep it?

ensuring online safety in schools

Ensuring online safety in schools is everyone’s business

E-learning, K-12

As education becomes more and more digital, with increasing number of devices accessing networks, educational institutions face a new wave of threats, like cyber-attacks, cyberbullying, sexting, online radicalization, and even human error breaches. Therefore, all stakeholders of the educational system need take measures in order to ensure all students can develop in a safe learning environment.

vr apps for the modern classroom

5 useful 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

What is 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.

The role of parents to a successful BYOD program

Why the contribution of parents is essential for a successful BYOD program

K-12, Parents

A BYOD program requires a massive amount of coordination, communication and trust from both educators and parents to achieve a healthy progression into the online learning world. It blurs the lines between the roles and responsibilities of a school and a student’s parents or support structure. It therefore requires an additional degree of sensitivity and thought in order to truly make it a successful transition.

4 Cs of education online

How can we address the 4 Cs of education online? [Infographic]

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

Lauded as the 21st century’s “critical skills”, communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity have become buzzwords among educators, and it is quite easy to see why. Educators have turned their focus not only to imparting facts to their students, but also to developing the critical intellectual skills that denote and also inspire deeper more productive learning, self-motivation and other such values.

accessibility in e-learning

Why designing for accessibility in e-learning matters

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.

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