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Gamification in 3 questions

2019/10/09|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

In online training, gamification consists of integrating game-specific mechanisms into the course design: challenges, rewards, personal progression, etc. While gamification is not a new method of learning, the technologies that can now be used in online training, particularly those specific to video games, are increasing the possibilities of this approach tenfold. But be careful, don't confuse gamification with serious games!

Game Creators’ Odyssey – an Innovative Video Game Design Course

2019/09/24|Categories: Articles|

University students can now learn game design anywhere, at their own pace, from some of the world’s best game developers. KnowledgeOne, Ubisoft and Concordia University are joining forces to bring the expertise of the video game development studio to campuses around the world.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Studying with Breaks: 3 Effective “Training” Programs

2019/07/24|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Studying is good, but studying with breaks is better! Like our muscles in physical training, the brain functions optimally if its working moments are judiciously combined with rest periods. And neuroscience has recently confirmed this.

Learning and Forgetting: New Perspectives on the Brain

2019/07/18|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

The brain is the most extraordinary of our organs, and although we are far from having unraveled all its mysteries, some of them have been exposed in recent years. The tools and approaches that allow us to explore it have made giant strides. Here are some current discoveries that should interest and surprise you!

[INFOGRAPHIC] Behind the Scenes of Motivation

2019/07/12|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Motivation is a prerequisite for learning. It emanates from a cascade of processes and is influenced by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors, including our personal history and experiences, our physiological state, and our environment.

Metacognition 101

2019/07/05|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Based on its etymology, metacognition can be summarized by the ability to go "beyond" (meta) the "act of learning" (cognition). We all take advantage of it daily, in a more or less conscious way. However, developing metacognition is one of the best ways to improve the quality of your learning, regardless of its nature, and the first relevant exercise in this regard is to become aware of this ability.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Horizon 2030: Technology, Education and the Job Market

2019/06/18|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

In the coming decade, technological advances are likely to fundamentally change society, starting with the job market and education. In order to better understand how to implement the "ideal class of 2030", Microsoft has conducted its research, the report of which has just been published.