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learning goals

F2F to online

How to turn your face-to-face class into an online course [Part 2]

E-learning, Teachers

Instructional design models help you to visualize the learning path of your students. We will briefly explore two instructional design models, give you some insight into how they differ, and conceptually what an instructional design model can add to the process of turning a F2F (face-to-face) class into an online course.

PROs and CONs of competency-based education

The PROs and CONs of competency-based education

Higher Ed

The PROs and CONs of competency-based education is pretty balanced. Making the transition to this kind of approach to education raises quite some challenges to all major stakeholders. But the advantages that promise to come along are also luring. While some are afraid of the many things that can go wrong, others are convinced that competency-based education will eventually become the norm.

student-centered learning approach

Going for a student-centered learning approach

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

The benefits of student-centered learning outweigh its difficulties significantly. Educators realize that a student-centered learning approach is in the students’ best interest by offering higher efficiency throughout the teaching process and creating a mindset that will help students to seek, find and use knowledge from a variety of sources.

How a school LMS encourages parent involvement

K-12, LMS, 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.

addictive learning

Can learning be addictive?

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

The internet can be addicting. People would do a quick search on an interesting topic, read on and find themselves reading more and more topics totally different from the topic which piqued their interest. It’s like playing a video game and most of us can relate to that. Once we start playing the first few stages of the game, we are progressing and finally finish the story of the game. It’s addictive. Now put that in the perspective of learning – reading and studying topics which get deeper and deeper, until it becomes addictive.

self-directed learners

Are your students self-directed learners? ​

Students, Teachers

Here we are in the 21st century where students are becoming academically independent. They can learn on their own, oftentimes without the teacher’s intervention and most of the time they look for answers on their own. However, not all students are self-directed learners. There are still students stuck on the traditional chalk-and-board, teacher-oriented classroom setup, and there are students that are somewhere in the middle.

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