3 Historical Models of the Teacher… and Lessons to Learn

The identity and role of the teacher have moved through the times with remarkable stability. These have nevertheless known through the ages some variations, including the three archetypes, which Philippe Meirieu describes in the UNESCO report - Education and the role of teachers in 2020. In this regard, he identified three models: the preacher, the teacher-librarian and the master companion...

2018-11-16T12:29:06+00:002018/11/16|Articles, Catherine Meilleur|0 Comments

8 Types of Memory … to Remember!

Memory is the essential brain function that allows us to develop a sense of self, to store memories, to reason, to understand, and of course to learn. We speak about it in the singular form, but it would be more correct to evoke it in the plural one. We understand now that it is composed of different systems which, although in constant interrelationships, are distinct and autonomous due to the nature of the information they store and the brain networks they use.

2018-11-15T10:07:07+00:002018/11/09|Articles, Catherine Meilleur|0 Comments

Online learning: 6 types of interactions at play

Learning and teaching involve several forms of interaction between different actors. In pedagogy, this subject has been studied from several viewpoints and has given rise to various theories, with the growth of online learning adding a new dimension to them. Here are 6 types of interactions inherent to learning and teaching, and their specifics in the context of online education.

2018-11-06T15:32:04+00:002018/11/06|Articles, Catherine Meilleur|0 Comments

A holistic model for student evaluation in online courses

Elearning does not automatically make for better learning, nor does it necessarily guarantee superior learning outcomes. Many scholars have observed that a considerable amount of online learning in higher education has had but a mediocre impact on learner achievement.

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] The importance of emotions in learning

Not so long ago, it was thought that learning was a strictly rational process in which emotions did not have a big role. This belief was formed together with a certain definition of intelligence derived from the "famous" IQ tests - yet designed to detect learning difficulties in children.

Assessment Practices and Students’ Approaches to Learning: A Systematic Review

In this research, we present the results of a systematic review of the literature describing how deep and surface approaches to learning are associated with different assessment practices.

2018-10-23T14:08:12+00:002018/10/23|Articles, Jihan Rabah, Research|0 Comments

[WEBINAR] Turn an ordinary PowerPoint slide deck into an engaging online course

Take a look back at one of the webinars delivered by our Integration Manager, Michael Cerantola, on how to turn an ordinary PowerPoint slide deck into an amazing and engaging e-Learning course.

2018-10-11T15:42:45+00:002018/10/11|Articles, Michael Cerantola|0 Comments
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