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At the very heart of the feeling of personal effectiveness

2021/04/14|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Do you think you can find the motivation and perseverance to achieve a goal if you are not convinced you can? According to the self-efficacy theory of the eminent Canadian psychologist Albert Bandura, pioneer of the social-cognitivist movement, if you have little confidence in your abilities, your chances of achieving your goals are slim.

Harry Potter, but Make it Online Learning: Gamifying Education

2021/04/07|Categories: Articles, Josh Quirion|

I spent my teenage years waiting for a letter that never came—an owl-delivered offer of admission from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. At the muggle elementary school I attended, we brewed no potions and flew no brooms. We studied basic arithmetic and practiced forming cursive letters in longhand. We learned serious subjects from serious textbooks.

Brain activity in numbers

2021/03/24|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Our brain is never really at rest. When it is not busy with a specific task, it can daydream or ruminate, depending on our mood, but it never stops being active. This is what neuroscientists have uncovered by discovering the functioning of its so-called "default" network, which is activated in a way that is opposite to the executive network that manages our high-level cognitive processes.

Are You Zoom-Fatigued or Are You Just Fatigue-Fatigued?

2021/03/17|Categories: Articles, Josh Quirion|

You’re in a Zoom meeting. Your posture is first-rate, and the forty-three muscles in your face are contracted to deliver an expression that’s saying, “There’s nowhere in the world I’d rather be.” We’ve all been there. And then, at the precise moment that your meeting ends, it’s as though a flip had been switched: your entire body relaxes back to its regular home-office slouch, and your facial expression returns to its neutral position. Maybe you even change back into your pyjamas.

The Adult Learner: Test your Knowledge!

2021/03/11|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Do you know what makes the adult learner different? Do you have any idea of the principles involved in designing adult-friendly elearning? Do you know what informal learning and self-study are? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

Intelligent Adaptive Learning at a Glance

2021/03/03|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Intelligent adaptive learning is the modern version of personalized learning whose first traces date back to the 19th century. Powered by artificial intelligence, this customized learning can tailor training to a learner's particular profile, needs and interests. Above all, it can generate in real-time the learning path that is most likely to enable the learner to achieve his or her objectives.

If We’re “All in This Together,” Why Do I Feel So Alone?

2021/02/25|Categories: Articles, Josh Quirion|

Occasionally, that’s what this pandemic-inspired solitude feels like: a punishment. And what’s more upsetting than a punishment for a crime you did not commit? Such are the conditions that many students and educators have endured for almost a year. It is easy to think of remote learning—specifically, remote learning that is not “voluntary”—as something of a relegation into unfamiliar educational territory.

Artificial Intelligence: Test Your Knowledge!

2021/02/18|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Do you know what artificial intelligence is? Do you have an idea of its history? In what fields it is used? Do you know its most promising branch and what it can achieve? Do you know where it can compete with and surpass human beings? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] How to help your brain “unplug”

2021/02/10|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Difficulty concentrating, lack of motivation, mental wandering... Does that sound familiar? Whether these signs appear during a day or more evidently at certain times of the week, month or year, they tell us that we are in need of a break. However, our demanding lives and the performance culture that we struggle to detach ourselves from mean that we ignore them all too often and persist as best as we can in our daily tasks, whether we are a worker or a student.

Brain, Learning and Neuroscience: Test Your Knowledge!

2021/01/28|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Do you know how learning takes place at the brain level? If it's the same in children and adults? Are we really good at multitasking? Do you know the latest techniques for observing our brains in action? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

2020 and the impact on education

2021/01/19|Categories: Articles, Doru Lupeanu, Online|

Disruptive, challenging, or from some perspectives even terrifying are just a few of the labels that can easily be attached to last year's impact on our society. First and foremost, hit by what it still is a health crisis, 2020 has proven to be a problematic year with wide-ranging repercussions on many levels of our daily lives.

Learning Technologies: Test Your Knowledge!

2020/12/10|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Do you know how the latest technologies are revolutionizing learning? Do you know the difference between gamification and serious gaming, or between Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality? Are you aware of the current potentials of personalized learning? Do you know what microlearning is all about? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

Humor in the classroom: 8 tips to take seriously

2020/11/19|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Students generally appreciate teachers who skilfully use humour in the classroom more than those who do not. Although it is difficult to assess the pedagogical effectiveness of this form of humour, studies tell us that humour helps to create an atmosphere conducive to learning, attracts the attention of learners, stimulates their creativity and motivation, and may even promote their retention of information.

Education for the 21st Century: Test Your Knowledge!

2020/11/12|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Do you know how the digital revolution, including artificial intelligence, is transforming our world? Do you know which skills have the most potential for the future job market? Do you know what principles education must be based on to ensure that our youth are equipped as citizens and workers of tomorrow? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

Our Relationship to Learning: Test Your Knowledge!

2020/11/04|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Do you know what influences our relationship to learning and in what way? Can you tell if our emotions and our perception of learning play a significant role in the acquisition of new knowledge? Do you know the strategies that lead to in-depth learning? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

Learning Mechanisms: Test Your Knowledge!

2020/10/22|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Are you aware of the latest findings in neuroscience regarding our learning mechanisms? Do you know the benefits of empathy pedagogy? Do you know that teachers need to be particularly wary of certain cognitive biases? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

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