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5 Ways for Optimal Communication in Online Training

2019/06/14|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

In elearning, unlike classroom settings, learners and teachers must approach the technological environment as an intermediary. Despite its undeniable advantages, the latter can pose obstacles in terms of communication. However, whether in the way content is presented on the platform or in the exchanges between learners and the teacher, communication is an essential element for the success of any learning path.

Online Learning: Designing Assignments That Achieve Their Goal!

2019/05/28|Categories: Articles, Vanessa McCance|

In online training, instructional designers are often responsible for adapting a course previously given in a traditional classroom and designed for that context. This work requires more than merely transferring educational content to a technological medium. If we look at assessments specifically, which allow for the assimilation of material and evaluation of acquired knowledge, their design requires special attention.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Finding Your Spot in the Learning Zone

2019/05/17|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

When you are immersed in a learning adventure, it is normal to sometimes find yourself outside this state which certainly gives you a little dizziness, but which allows you to progress. This state is a so-called "learning" zone. However, this adventure, rich in emotions, also leads us to frequent less fertile areas. Here are some tips to get back on the right track of learning!

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] Why Are We Cheating?

2019/05/14|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Research|

Cheating is circumventing or violating legal or moral rules, pretending to respect them, in order to take unfair advantage of them. Cheating is everywhere: we have all heard of scandals that have splashed the world of sport, business, politics, etc. Many of us would also have cheated at least once during our school years...

Online Training: 3 Strategies for Optimizing Learners’ Workload

2019/05/09|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Stefan Krueger|

Whether we develop a traditional or online training, optimizing the learners’ workload is a delicate, but essential, process. It is necessary that the theoretical, as well as the practical content, allow the learners to achieve the objectives of the course without overloading them, at the risk of demotivating them.

[INTERVIEW] Is virtual reality accessible? We’re discussing it with a Ubisoft expert

2019/04/30|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

"With the Google Cardboard at 10-15 dollars, the VR has become very affordable... Has it been beneficial? Was it harmful? Maybe it helped to popularize it a little bit, to make it clear what it was..."

Virtual and Augmented Reality: 8 Uses in Universities

2019/04/24|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Jihan Rabah, Manasvini Narayana, Wynnpaul Varela|

What exactly are universities doing with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)? How do they use these highly sophisticated technologies in teaching, research and more? Here are 8 ways in which some of the most renowned academic institutions use VR and AR!

[INTERVIEW] Discussing comfort and performance in virtual reality with a Ubisoft expert

2019/04/17|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

There is a wind of renewal blowing through the virtual reality industry: we see the number of headsets multiplying and technology giants trying to conquer the general public. But where is the VR in terms of comfort? We hear a lot about the "cyber-discomfort," including nausea, which this technology causes in some people...

Creating inclusive online training courses: follow the guide!

2019/04/09|Categories: Catherine Meilleur, Jihan Rabah, Manasvini Narayana, Wynnpaul Varela|

As elearning becomes more popular, it is opening up to an increasing number and diversity of cohorts of learners. To maximize everyone's chances of success and reduce inequalities along their learning journey, instructional designers should always take advantage of the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

[INTERVIEW] Virtual Reality in Learning as Seen by a Ubisoft Expert

2019/04/03|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

We met Olivier Palmieri, Director of XR Workshop & Game Director at Ubisoft Montreal, to discuss Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), including their latest developments and their current and future applications as learning tools. Here is the first interview of the series.

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