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.
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.
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.
We may all "know" what humour is, but when we look at it more seriously, we realize that it is far from simple. Its mechanics, unlike that of laughter, can be challenging to dismantle from a scientific point of view.
"You [a disciple], shall I teach you about knowledge? What you know, you know, what you don't know, you don't know. This is true wisdom." Some 500 years B.C., Confucius understood the central importance of metacognition to any learning path.
Most of us have experienced all four modes of learning in our lives. Our ability or preference for one of them may depend on our personal disposition, the accessibility or organization of these modes of learning, or the type of learning involved
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.