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Students

The posts in this category cover various subjects related to education that students of all ages might find informative and useful.

Digital literacy vs. Computer literacy
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Digital literacy vs. Computer literacy: Students need to develop both

Students

There are surprising findings that many recent high school graduates arrive in the workplace or college without sufficient computer skills.While the ability to consider information through a critical eye is no doubt an essential component of survival in this information drenched age, we cannot lose sight of the cohort of students that are passing through our digital literacy classes without also assimilating basic computer skills.

Digital collaboration skills
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5 Digital collaboration skills every student needs to master

Students

Online collaboration requires the characteristics we associate with a well-rounded, mature individual. Creating opportunities for your students to engage in online collaboration will therefore not only expose them to different, global ideas but will also test their intersocial abilities, emotional intelligence and develop their ability to communicate their ideas clearly and persuasively.

paying for online courses
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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
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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.

Virtual Reality in education
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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