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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.

Collaborative learning in 3 questions

2020/10/14|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Our interactions with our peers are often prolific opportunities to learn, and this is even more valid when they are done in a collaborative mode. That's why it's a good idea to integrate "collaborative" learning into the range of pedagogical approaches, a model that is particularly suitable for adult learners and that can also be adapted to online training. Let's demystify it in 3 questions.

Mini Glossary of the Flexibility of eLearning

2020/10/08|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Flexibility is one of the greatest assets of eLearning. It allows the learners to choose the place and, in asynchronous mode, the time that suits them to advance in their learning path. That said, eLearning offers other forms of flexibility that are less known. Here is a mini glossary that might help you understand them better!

Mini Glossary of the Social Dimension of Learning

2020/09/30|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

On any learning path, part of the journey is done alone. However, the presence of others will be an unavoidable factor, whether it is to guide or motivate us. In addition, we are constantly learning informally in our multiple social contacts.

Online training in empathic mode

2020/09/24|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

For most of us, empathy evokes the ability to put ourselves in the other person's shoes, to try to understand what the other is going through. This important component of interpersonal relationships is sometimes confused with sympathy, compassion or altruism, but it can also be related to these concepts.

7 strategies for in-depth learning

2020/09/10|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

We owe the notions of surface and in-depth learning to Ference Marton and Roger Säljö, two Swedish researchers from the field of psychology. They were the first to find that the adoption of in-depth learning strategies was associated with a higher level of student success than so-called "surface" learning. Here are seven strategies that are essential for in-depth learning.

Making Good Use of the Eisenhower Matrix

2020/09/02|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

"What is important is rarely urgent, and what is urgent is rarely important." These are the words of the 34th President of the United States, who is said to have created the famous matrix that bears his name. This time and priority management tool is particularly appreciated for its ease of use and versatility. Like any tool of its kind, it is not perfect, but a few tips can help you get the most out of it!

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