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Teaching business ethics through interactive moral dilemmas

An engagement component is an element added to an online course to increase learner engagement. These are created by adapting university-level course material into engaging multimedia formats to augment the course offering. These components can allow students the opportunity to explore course concepts through a perspective not offered by traditional learning methods.

Micro-credentials 101

2023/06/28|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning|

Micro-credentials are a type of short, targeted training and certification that is beginning to carve out a place for itself in the post-secondary education system. In recent years, UNESCO and several countries have taken a close interest in this concept, aiming to grasp its potential better, define it and integrate it into established education systems.

Upskilling workforce: 5 key areas to focus on

2023/06/22|Categories: Articles, Doru Lupeanu, Society|

At a time when the labour market is in a state of transformation, every company should ensure that it implements an ongoing strategy to enhance the skills and knowledge of its employees. When properly designed and deployed, this initiative usually results in an overall increase in productivity, innovation, and performance. Moreover, by demonstrating a commitment to the professional development of its employees, a company stimulates employee engagement, job satisfaction and loyalty. Without further ado, here are five non-comprehensive key areas a company should focus on when aiming to upskill its workforce.

[VIDEO] The Pygmalion Effect in Education

2023/06/16|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning|

Many of the judgments we make in our daily lives, while seemingly well thought out, are in fact far from rational and can lead us to make poor decisions. These erroneous judgments are called "cognitive biases," and some 250 different ones are known to date. Although the teaching profession encourages the development of critical thinking skills in those who practice it, the learner-teacher relationship is conducive to the development of some of these biases, which can have a significant impact on learning. The Pygmalion effect is one of them, and the first step to better prevent it is to know it better.

Microlearning 101

2023/06/02|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning|

Fast, versatile and engaging, microlearning is a significant trend in online education. This mode of learning, which fragments knowledge into "bite-sized chunks," is now taking on innovative forms to serve more structured online courses. In line with our technological habits, our information consumption patterns and our learning dispositions, its possibilities look very promising.

Five Teaching Strategies Backed Up by Neuroscience

2023/05/24|Categories: Articles, Doru Lupeanu, Learning, Neuroscience|

Neuroscience has made remarkable advances in unravelling the mysteries of the human brain. As our understanding of how the brain functions expands, so does our ability to apply this knowledge to various fields, particularly education. Instructors can create an environment that maximizes engagement and retention by aligning teaching strategies with the brain's natural processes. Here are five teaching strategies backed by neuroscience that can enhance learning experiences.

Micro-credentials under the magnifying glass

2023/05/18|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning|

In the world of training, the prefix "micro" (for "very small") has been in vogue lately. You may have heard of microlearning, micromodules, or even micro degrees. This article discusses micro-credentials, a type of short, focused training and certification that is beginning to make its way into the post-secondary education system, including universities. The growth and diversification of online learning, the new training needs of workers and employers that have emerged during the pandemic, and the profound changes in the labour market are all accelerating the movement to integrate micro-credentials into higher education.

The Advantages and Potential of Virtual Reality: Test Your Knowledge!

2023/05/10|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Technology, Test Yourself|

Do you know the advantages of virtual reality (VR) for training professionals? Can you tell what forms the feeling of presence in this immersive environment takes? Do you know that certain technologies can be integrated into VR to enhance it? Do you have an idea of how VR can be integrated into medical training and what therapeutic purposes it can serve? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

[VIDEO] 3 Mistakes to Avoid While Studying

2023/05/03|Categories: Articles, Learning, Neuroscience|

Knowing more about how a learning brain works allows us to re-evaluate our approaches to teaching and studying. As we know, studying is just as important, if not more so, than attending classes. However, thanks to neuroscience, we now know that not all study strategies are equal and that some are counterproductive, even though they have been used for generations. 

4 Strategies to keep students engaged in online learning

2023/04/27|Categories: Articles, Doru Lupeanu, Learning|

The shift to online learning is a growing trend, even more so since the recent pandemic. However, its numerous advantages of learning everywhere and at any time have also been counterposed with a few challenges for educators and learners alike. Keeping engagement at a high level in online learning is one of the significant hurdles. However, educators may increase student engagement using several different strategies and methods. Here are a few of them that educators and online course developers could offer:

How to deal with the stress before an exam

2023/04/21|Categories: Articles, Doru Lupeanu, Learning|

Exams are a significant source of stress for many students, and it's essential to find ways to manage that stress to ensure the best possible outcomes. Here are some research-backed tips on how to adapt to the pressure before exams.

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