Metacognition: Test Your Knowledge!

2024-04-11T15:59:59-04:002024/04/11|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Test Yourself|

Do you have any idea what metacognition is? Can you describe what it makes possible? How it develops, and who can develop it? Do you know its importance in learning? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

4 Benefits of AI for Learners… and Teachers

2024-04-03T14:56:39-04:002024/04/03|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Technology|

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being integrated into digital learning. Some people are wary of this combination for fear, among other things, of seeing teachers dispossessed of their mission. However, AI can enable teachers to focus on the most complex and rewarding aspects of their work while improving learning effectiveness. This is because AI makes it possible to integrate the principles necessary for optimal learning, which neuroscience has confirmed in recent years. Here are four of AI's strengths that are a win-win situation for learners and teachers alike!

Cognitive Bias in Education: Test Your Knowledge!

2024-03-14T15:18:36-04:002024/03/14|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Test Yourself|

Do you know what a cognitive bias is? Do you know which ones can interfere in the teacher-learner relationship and have significant effects on learning? Do you have any idea of how a teacher can avoid them? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

5 Surprising Facts About Our Cognitive Processes

2024-03-06T15:29:27-05:002024/03/06|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Neuroscience|

Are you familiar with the cognitive processes of attention, working memory, inhibition, and metacognition? If you already have an idea of what they do and how they work, you may not know what neuroscience has discovered about them in recent years. To satisfy your curiosity and enhance your learning, here are five surprising and useful facts about some of our cognitive processes.

The Crucial Role of Sexual Violence Awareness Training in Universities

2024-02-29T10:33:28-05:002024/02/29|Articles, Case Study, Doru Lupeanu, Learning, Society|

In an age where conversations around consent and gender and sex equality are more prominent than ever, the implementation of Sexual Violence Awareness Training in universities has become not just relevant but necessary. In Canada, the approach to mandating sexual violence awareness training and implementing policies in universities varies by province, reflecting diverse legal frameworks and institutional responses. However, these programs are pivotal in promoting a safe, supportive, and inclusive campus environment for all students and staff.

Digital Learning from the Perspective of Affective and Social Neuroscience

2024-02-22T14:35:21-05:002024/02/22|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Neuroscience, Online|

You're alone in front of your computer, in the middle of an online learning session, and it doesn't involve any human interaction, either with a teacher or with other learners. Are you likely to interact with your computer as if you were social partners, as you would with your peers in a traditional classroom? In light of the latest findings in social and emotional neuroscience, it seems quite plausible. Not only is this discovery surprising and interesting in terms of what it tells us about human behaviour, but it also offers us a new angle from which to explore and improve the digital learning experience.

Five Tips for Effective Employee Onboarding

2024-02-09T12:14:31-05:002024/02/09|Articles, Doru Lupeanu, Learning|

Onboarding, just like anything in our lives that marks the beginning of a new chapter, can be filled with anticipation, discovery, and, inevitably, a bit of apprehension. Creating an effective process is not only crucial for employee retention but also for fostering a productive and happy workplace. Let's explore some ways to optimize your onboarding process.

3 Tips on How to Maintain Motivation While Studying

2024-02-01T16:33:25-05:002024/02/01|Articles, Doru Lupeanu, Learning, Neuroscience|

Maintaining high levels of motivation during study sessions is often a struggle; however, backed up by neuroscience, a few study tips could provide a helpful hand. These approaches are grounded in a deep comprehension of brain function, utilizing this understanding to enhance both learning effectiveness and the drive to continue studying.

5 Surprising Facts About Attention

2024-01-27T12:47:13-05:002024/01/26|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Neuroscience|

Necessary for learning, our attention span is also essential for accomplishing our everyday tasks. To preserve and cultivate this precious faculty, which is particularly vulnerable in the digital age, it's essential to understand better its mechanisms to identify the factors we can influence and those we'd better let go of. Here are five surprising facts about attention to help you understand it better!

Stress and Learning: Test Your Knowledge!

2024-01-19T12:56:33-05:002024/01/19|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Test Yourself|

Do you know the physiological difference between positive and negative stress? Do you understand the characteristics that can transform a situation into a source of stress? Can you tell the difference between absolute and relative stress? Do you know stress's proven and sometimes surprising effects on memory and learning? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

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