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The posts in this category cover subjects teachers and professors involved in delivering 21st century education might find useful or at least interesting.

technology can boost student creativity in the classroom
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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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Two ways to integrate visual storytelling in K-12 instruction

E-learning, Gamification, K-12, Teachers

Storytelling, with its characters and plot, is what makes people want to know more about what can happen. When learners identify themselves with the main character in a story, the engagement rates are constantly high. How could teachers to integrate visual storytelling in their instruction? They could use gamification techniques, and they could also let students be the storytellers.

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The two main barriers against deep learning

E-learning, Teachers

Usually there are two main elements that can prevent deep learning from happening during the process of knowledge acquisition: a lack of engagement and a lack of purpose. Read on to find out how to overcome these barriers.

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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.

beautiful online courses: fonts
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How to create beautiful online courses: fonts

E-learning, Teachers

Fonts are like flowers at a wedding. If there aren’t any, everybody notices; if they’re there, nobody will remember them the next day. A bad pair of fonts can steal the show in your course. Students will find it harder to focus on your message when you use an ugly font. Or more. But if you use the exact same font all over, they’ll get bored. Find out how to identify and pair fonts to get a beautiful online course.

4 Design principles to keep in mind when creating online courses
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4 Design principles to keep in mind when creating online courses

E-learning, Teachers

Too many teachers focus on the educational part of their courses, and simply ignore or forget about making them beautiful as well. Don’t get me wrong, the educational part of online courses is very important and should receive its due part of focus. But there’s more to an engaging course than great content: great looks. Some design principles can come in pretty handy when creating online courses.

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.

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