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student performance

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.

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.

parent concerns about BYOD

Addressing the most common parent concerns about BYOD in schools

E-learning, K-12, Parents

All parents want the best for their kids in terms of education. That’s why they try to keep an open mind about new teaching methods. But when it comes to BYOD programs they also have a heavy heart. So let’s address a few matters that raise concerns among parents when they are first introduced to the notion of BYOD.

Augmented Reality in education

3 Benefits of using Augmented Reality in education

E-learning, Teachers

Augmented Reality has many benefits, like making students more motivated to learn, transforming classrooms with interactivity, or supporting students learn faster. In other words, AR technology in education spikes up student engagement and motivation, enables learners to use their imagination, and encourages them to be curious.

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.

Making progress in learning with gamification

E-learning, Gamification, Higher Ed, Teachers

For students to be engaged and motivated during an online course, e-learning professionals had to find creative solutions. One that stirred the learning waters and generated a lot of buzz in the e-learning arena is gamification – including gaming principles and mechanics in a non-gaming context, aka learning materials. At first glance, fun games are weirdly associated with the serious nature of learning. But playing games trigger some subconscious reactions in learners’ brains, which keep their interest high for longer periods of time and make them want to play more and more.

Is SCORM still relevant

Is SCORM still relevant?

E-learning, Teachers

I’m positive that at least 70% of the people in the e-learning space created or used at some point a SCORM package, whether it was a full class, a lesson, an assessment, or a simple presentation. SCORM has been used at a large scale for quite some time now, but as e-learning technology advances we have to wonder if it’s still relevant for e-learning users.

Must-have features in any LMS

Must-have features in any LMS

E-learning, Gamification, LMS

Every online platform has some sort of “feature benchmark” where such a platform is expected to have features to upload this kind of file, save that to a cloud location, or share whatever resource users want. Learning platforms features are standardized because users expect each platform to have the same basic features, such as integrating a school’s grading system in the LMS. So what are these features that any LMS should have?

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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