While there are several valid teaching methods, the latest discoveries in neuroscience have identified four factors necessary for successful learning. Compatible with the freedom and experimentation that remain important in pedagogy, these guiding factors can be integrated into various learning approaches.
If artificial intelligence (AI) rhymes with "learning" today, just a few years ago things looked very different. Although it was possible to identify print characters, play chess or make medical diagnoses using logical inferences from experts, the AI at the time was, however, laborious and limited since it required manual programming.
We are social beings: our need for belonging outweighs our need for dominance. Sharing with others and being part of a community is as fundamental to our development as it is to our survival. This social dimension is also the basis of our ability to learn, and the eLearning environment shouldn’t be a stranger to it.
To succeed on a learning path, the learner must engage and invest fully in it. However, in the context of online training, as everyone progresses in their own "time & space," the risk of feeling isolated can affect the motivation needed to persevere.
Scientists have recently mapped the journey of a thought through the brain, and the craze for anything related to neuroscience continues to grow. Like many "fashionable" trends, it has been the subject of some drifts, with the prefix "neuro" being misused multiple times for marketing purposes.
Online education is becoming a standard offering in higher education institutions. Making use of new technologies it allows universities to explore different teaching avenues, and its flexible format is appreciated by students in managing their busy lives. However, as in the classroom and in this 2.0 era, online education also suffers from a worrying academic misconduct: cheating and plagiarism.
The use of the Internet on mobile devices is a major trend and Quebec is closely following it. Here are some figures from the latest digital portrait of Quebecers.
Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Internet of Things… the fourth Industrial Revolution is well underway, and with it, the promise of technological advancements. However, all these come paired with a few concerns, including the fear of seeing robots taking over our jobs. Should we start to worry?
The city of Montreal is flourishing when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI). It currently has about 1,000 researchers in the AI field – a concentration unlike any other Canadian city.
In recent years, the Internet has become, almost everywhere on the planet, an essential tool for our day-to-day lives. The need to elevate this multidimensional and borderless means of communication to the rank of a fundamental human right is now evident to a vast majority.