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paying for online courses

Things to know before paying for online courses

E-learning, Students

Enrolling in a paid online course can be a hard decision to make. Before typing in your card number and make an impulsive buy — there are millions of courses out there worth of your time and money — here are a few things to know before paying for online courses.

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.

Smart classroom furniture

Smart classroom furniture for the 21st century students

Students, Teachers

We’re 16 years into the new millennium, yet the standard classroom seems to be stuck into a long-gone past. Even though most teachers do their best in delivering 21st century instruction, the traditional classroom doesn’t seem to be an ally. On the contrary, the stiff rows of desks, and the teacher area vs. students area hinder the learning process rather than support it.

Virtual Reality in education

Virtual Reality in education brings the future closer

E-learning, Students, Teachers

Virtual Reality has taken by storm the education field, and why wouldn’t it? It’s a great tool to engage students and its benefits are far more numerous than its shortcomings. It can be used for almost every teaching subject and the student engagement that it creates it’s immeasurable. Perhaps in the future LMSs will have some built-in VR courses.

how e-learning can help struggling students

How e-learning can meet some needs of struggling students

E-learning, Students, Teachers

Low-achieving students were used to be classified as lazy, distracted, restless, or simply slow learners. But there are more than one type of struggling students, and as we get to know more reasons behind their problems, we can better understand which part of learning is a challenge for them and how to address it.

the use of smartphones in the classroom

Smartphones in the classroom: friend or foe?

Gamification, Higher Ed, Students

From being a distracting gadget to becoming a valuable learning tool: that’s the short story of the use of smartphones in the classroom. Instead of making students switch off their phones, teachers should embrace the available technology and think of new ways to use these instruments to gain their students’ attention, keep them interested, stir their desire to learn, and support their learning actions.

digital citizenship

The CPR approach to digital citizenship

E-learning, Students, Teachers

With the fast and always expanding internet, we need to take into consideration a new type of a community: the digital community. The digital community is as safe as each of us make it. That’s why teachers, students, and anyone who uses the internet should know the CPR approach to being a good digital citizen.

Pokemon Go be part of the classroom

Can Pokemon Go be part of the classroom?

K-12, Students, Teachers

Pokemon Go is an AR game that made millions of people to go outside and interact while playing the game. The number of active players and the engagement rates are astounding. What if teachers use it in their instruction? Can Pokemon Go be part of the classroom?

Handwriting vs typing

Handwriting vs typing in the learning environment

Students

Children should know how to write by hand — more than their names — as well as how to type. There’s no reason to support one activity in the detriment of another. A lot of students take notes with pen and paper, and use their laptops / computers to turn in their assignments and take tests. It can be done. Both writing and typing are channeling the same core skills: the formation and communication of thought.

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