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8 benefits of virtual reality for training professionals

Virtual reality (VR) is a fascinating technology that allows users to immerse themselves in a dynamic and adaptive 3D world of 360 degrees. In this digital universe, they can move and interact with tactile and sensory feedback by simply wearing a visor and, if necessary, haptic gloves. Primarily associated with the world of video games, VR is increasingly becoming a training tool.

Play and the Adult Learner: Test Your Knowledge!

2022/06/14|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Test Yourself|

Did you know that there is a growing interest in the virtues of play and fun in adult learning? Do you know about approaches that use these elements in elearning? Did you know that games can have a place in higher education and that some university professors are seriously exploring their potential?

[VIDEO] Metacognition 101

2022/06/08|Categories: Articles, Learning|

Metacognition is a process of reflection on how we think and learn, and developing this ability is one of the best ways to improve the quality of one's learning, no matter what kind of learning it is. The first relevant exercise is to become aware of this faculty. Here are a few tips to help you better understand it!

4 Tips for an Engaging Online Learning Experience

2022/05/31|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Online|

Online learning has become a fact of life in the educational world, at least in part. Many people experienced it for the first time, in a hurry and on the fly, during the COVID-19 pandemic. In such a context, it was inevitable that it would leave some with a limited impression of its potential. But a properly designed elearning course is much more than a video conference.

From elementary school to university, learners don’t cheat for the same reasons

2022/05/25|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning|

Most students have cheated at least once during their school career, a constant trend over time and happening worldwide. Studies that have examined the phenomenon also corroborate that cheating peaks in high school. Here are the main reasons people cheat at these different stages of their school career.

[VIDEO] The importance of emotions in learning

2022/05/18|Categories: Articles, Learning|

For a long time, we thought that learning was a strictly rational process. We now know that emotions play such an important role that they can serve as a lever or, on the contrary, become a brake on learning. This video is just a short overview of our more extensive article on the importance of emotions in learning. To learn more about it and find links towards further research, we invite you to check our blog and explore our wide array of education and technology-related subjects.

5 Advantages of Online Training for the Learner

2022/05/12|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Online|

Learners who had not yet experienced elearning mostly had the opportunity to do so during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in many cases, they were provided with video lectures rather than actual online education designed for this purpose. It was natural that learners would remember the loss of human contact, characteristic of a face-to-face course in such a context. However, since this is a limited perception of online education and this learning mode is here to stay, it is desirable to know some of its advantages. Here are five of them!

5 Tips For Integrating Play Into Higher Education

2022/05/05|Categories: Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Online|

Why shouldn't adult learners have as much fun as younger ones? This question, which seems to be shared by many, prompted two American academics with atypical backgrounds to take action. In 2020, Lisa Forbes and David Thomas created Professors at Play, an online creative space to encourage the use of play and fun in higher education. Here are their top tips for actors at this level of education to better integrate play and its benefits into their practice!

[Case Study] Using Photogrammetry to Immortalize a Historical Landmark

2022/04/27|Categories: Articles, Case Study, Learning, Ping Ng, Technology|

How real can the virtual get? Quite real. Photogrammetry is a technology that allows us to recreate real-life objects and spaces in the virtual world while retaining photorealistic qualities and life-size scales. This article will explore how this technology works, why it can become a powerful tool for educators, and how you can leverage it in your curriculum designs.

[Case Study] Learning Old English through a gamified experience

2022/04/13|Categories: Articles, Case Study, Doru Lupeanu, Learning, Technology|

This course, built for Concordia University, studies the fantasy novels of J.R.R. Tolkien alongside the works of Old English literature that inspired him, considering the grammar of Old English.

Meeting your learning objectives in XR

2022/04/07|Categories: Articles, Case Study, Learning, Ping Ng, Technology|

If you, like many in the field of education, are suddenly noticing an avalanche of information concerning the use and revolutionary potential of extended reality (XR) technologies in education and find it difficult to make heads or tails due to the endless stream of technical terms and lofty promises, you are not alone. Here are some guidelines to help you find your way around and clear up some misconceptions about them.

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