self-directed learning in the classroom
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Why it’s important to support self-directed learning in the classroom

K-12

“Self-directed learning” is a major catch-phrase of 21st Century educationalists, and undeniably a critical skill in the labor markets of the future. However, the classroom culture we have created and inherited is not designed around self-direction, and tends more towards compliant consumption. But there are ways to support self-directed learning in the classroom.

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

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?

five senses
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E-learning and the challenge of the senses

Digital learning environment

Blending online and physical learning is in most cases the ideal future scenario for education, and there seems little reason to fear that online models will be devoid of the bright, immersive, and inspiring inputs that will one day stimulate all of the senses.

future of education
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Campus vs. Online: Where is the future of education located?

Higher Ed

Where is the future of education located? Will brick-and-mortar campuses survive the online invasion? With students having serious alternative options to higher education and demanding that their various learning needs be met, a growing number of HE institutions will probably adopt a blended or hybrid approach to delivering education and become more flexible.

What every adaptive learning system should have
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What every adaptive learning system should have

School LMS

Adaptive learning is an ambitious objective of advanced pedagogical ideas and systems, and describes the ability of a learning system (in most cases digital) to adapt to the learning differences across individual students, as well as adapt to changes within the learning trajectory of individuals. Adaptive learning systems are part of quality LMSs and respond to subtle changes in a student’s comprehension of a subject.

Video is a key teaching tool for the flipped classroom
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Why video is a key teaching tool for the flipped classroom

Edtech tools

Video is a key teaching tool for the flipped classroom because it can bring many aspects of the course material to life, in a way that is multi-sensory, impactful and readily remembered. Check out four things to keep in mind when creating videos for a flipped learning environment and also a few video editing options. Will you give video a try?

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

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.

incorporating blended learning
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5 Tips for incorporating blended learning into your classroom

K-12

Blended learning is the use of technology and face-to-face instruction in a seamless, blended way that nonetheless introduces both students and teachers to the benefits of technology in the classroom without the shock of going “full online.” What follows is a list of some simple ways teachers can overcome their reluctance to using technology and begin blending their classrooms.

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

Online teaching

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.

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How student posture can affect their learning outcomes

K-12

An incorrect seated posture can quickly lead to fatigue, neck and back strains and consequently a decline in focus and comfort. Students of all ages should move more and sit less, but the school program requires quite a lot of seating time. Educators should pay attention to student posture while learning, no matter if they use a computer or not.

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