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student engagement

10 Top tips for creating more effective online learning forums
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10 Top tips for creating more effective online learning forums

E-learning

Asynchronous discussions have many benefits, but the most important one is that students don’t have to be in a classroom at the same time to learn from each other. Many teachers have found that class discussions can work just as well through an online forum, as long as it’s organized, has a clear structure, and students can rely on teacher feedback.

6 Steps that prove any teacher can create educational videos
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6 Steps that prove any teacher can create educational videos

Teachers

Good educational videos are all about managing cognitive load. To captivate your students’ attention, all you have to do is follow best practices such as creating bite-sized, goal-oriented videos that engage both visual and auditory channels.

stimulate online learner engagement
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4 more ways to stimulate online learner engagement

Teachers

Last week we began discussing this topic, and examined four ways to engage the disengaged learner. This week we will explore a few more ways to motivate and inspire the struggling, or disinterested online learner and dive into making content relevant to learners, fostering relationships, using brain rules, and going for some creative evaluation methods.

online learner engagement
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4 ways to stimulate online learner engagement

E-learning

It can be challenging when students are disengaged from an online course. Making your presence felt, designing team projects, encouraging peer review and publishing students’ work are just four ways to stimulate online learner engagement.

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

Higher Ed, K-12, Teachers

“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.

scenario-based learning
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Why educators should consider scenario-based learning

E-learning, K-12, Teachers

The e-learning landscape is a continuum of different instructional designs meant to adapt to individual student needs. This is where scenario-based learning (SBL) comes in, when learners are immersed in real-life and situational scenarios which lets them gather skills and information which in essence is learning by doing.

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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.

simulations
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The power of simulations over the learning process

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

Simulations are supporting the education system to better equip students with practical knowledge, so when it comes to tackling real-life situations in their future careers they can perform better. Taking into consideration the benefits offered by simulations in the education process, it would be a shame to miss out on them.

flipped classroom
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Engaging students with the flipped classroom

Flipped Classroom

The short period of time spent in class could be used for so much more than taking notes and listening to a teacher’s monologue. The classroom should be a space of collaboration and interactivity where students can clarify the aspects of the lesson they don’t understand by discussing them with their peers and teachers. This is what the “flipped classroom” means.

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.

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