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.

the gamification of education

Why we should all think about the gamification of education

E-learning, Gamification

The educational system needs to be restructured. The use of gamification in education is a step away from the old ways of doing things, and brings education closer to the future. Gamifying the entire educational system might be the best solution for it to become again highly effective, and respond to the current and future needs of students.

video learning

3 Tips for rocking your classroom with video learning

E-learning, K-12, Teachers

Video learning can help educators to keep students engaged in the learning process so they can acquire mastery faster and learn on a deeper level. It will be always easier to learn new concepts through demonstrations and videos than solely through text and oral explanation.

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.

How a school LMS encourages parent involvement

K-12, Parents, Teachers

Teachers of students with highly involved parents tend to give greater attention to those students, and they are more likely to identify at earlier stages problems that might inhibit student learning. That’s why parents should be encouraged to get more involved in their children’s education. A school LMS does just that.

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.

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