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3 Tips for Integrating Humour into Teaching

2020/05/20|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Online|

Thomas Bernhard once said, "Whoever can't laugh doesn't deserve to be taken seriously," a thought that would benefit from being given more consideration in teaching, even though humour has not yet received the attention it deserves.

The 4 core competencies of the 21st century

2020/05/13|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Online|

In a workplace where routine tasks are increasingly performed by machines equipped with artificial intelligence (AI), the skills most valued by human beings are those that allow them to perform tasks for which the solution is not known in advance.

Dealing with uncertainty in 3 steps

2020/05/06|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Online|

Although we often manage to pretend it doesn't exist, uncertainty is an integral part of our lives. With the collective crisis we are experiencing at the moment, it is even more apparent, and in the education community, this is true for learners and teachers alike.

Unravelling online training in 3 questions

2020/04/29|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Online|

Online training, distance learning, open distance learning, digital learning, MOOC... are some of these terms one and the same? Is one the modern version of the other? Are we dealing with entirely different modalities of learning?

7 principles of 21st-century learning and elearning

2020/04/23|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Online|

In its Innovative Learning Environments project, the OECD has identified seven principles that should be integrated into any learning environment to ensure that it is truly effective and relevant to the needs of 21st-century learners.

Communication tools to increase engagement in online learning

2020/04/15|Categories: Articles, Doru Lupeanu, Online|

More than ever communicating in any online course is mandatory and one of the essentials means to ensure engagement in the learning process. While there are multiple options to keep in touch with your students or trainees, here are some key elements to keep in mind before choosing your tools:

Initiatives for a Responsible and Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

2020/04/07|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming our world. Already present in many sectors of activity, from medicine to transportation and the advent of so-called "intelligent cities", this technology is here to stay.

3 Points on Transitioning to Online Learning

2020/04/02|Categories: Articles, Doru Lupeanu, Online|

The current coronavirus pandemic constrained many academic institutions to bring to a close all in-person classes and find solutions to move everything online, a process not only complicated from a technological point of view but even more so from a pedagogical perspective.

Colour and Learning Under Microscope

2020/03/25|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Choosing the colours for an online training course is probably one of the most fun steps in designing for this medium. However, this cannot only be based on personal taste and the mood of the moment. In addition to knowing the rules of this art, research can now guide us further.

The adult brain learns best with stories

2020/03/19|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Since the dawn of time, human beings have been telling stories to pass on their most precious values and knowledge to their fellows. Nowadays, this activity is mainly used as entertainment and associated with childhood. Research tells us that a well-crafted story can become a powerful learning tool, even for learners who have long since reached adulthood.