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learning process

five senses
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E-learning and the challenge of the senses

E-learning

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.

learning shapes a student’s brain
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How learning shapes a student’s brain. Literally

E-learning, K-12

When they go to school each child brings along their most important asset for a successful learning process: their brain. During the learning process new brain synapses are being created, others are getting stronger, yet others are getting weaker and disappear. In fact, the entire body reacts to the direct result of learning and understanding something for the first time.

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

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

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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Top TED Talks for educators

E-learning, Teachers

TED Talks are a great way to keep up with the fast-changing world of education. Check out these TED Talks that every educator should watch, remember, and try to accomplish what the speakers preach: Bring on the learning revolution!, Do schools kill creativity?, Let’s teach for mastery — not test scores, Let’s use video to reinvent education, and What we’re learning from online education.

deep learning
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Supporting students achieve deep learning

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

In order to succeed in deep learning, students have to understand the class material and they have to know why it is important for them to learn all the information and how it will aid them later on in their lives and their careers. To further improve this, special attention needs to be paid both to the content itself and the teaching method.

student-centered learning approach
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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.

cookie-cutter education
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Why we should leave behind the cookie-cutter education

E-learning, K-12

Schools are like mass producers of perfectly shaped cookies, instead of being loving mothers who bake the most delicious cookies ever. If students are encouraged to learn through bringing up their individuality and curiosity instead of threatening them with standardized tests and bad grades, schools create delicious cookies. And we would live a in a better educated world.

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.

visual elements
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Why you should focus on visual elements when selecting an LMS

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

Do you prefer your students to learn just because they have to, in order to get a grade, or would you like them to learn because they actually enjoy it? An LMS with a beautiful user interface can improve the learning process and make students — and teachers — more engaged. Visual and interactive elements have the power to keep things interesting and prompt students to actually be excited about learning.

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Making progress in learning with gamification

Gamification

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.

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