Tips for Better Learning: Test Your Knowledge!

2021-05-05T10:18:30-04:002021/05/05|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Test Yourself|

Do you know the best tips for taking notes or the most common myths about learning? Do you know Elmore's four modes of learning that correspond to our personal theories on the subject and influence the way we learn? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

Modeling or Learning Through Observation

2021-05-05T16:01:37-04:002021/04/28|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning|

"Modeling" consists of learning by observing, not simply to imitate one's model, but to go beyond it by interpreting and using the observed behaviours in a personal way. Also called "vicarious experience," this process is the basis of human development and behaviour, according to the psychologist Albert Bandura who brought it to light.

The Online Teacher

2021-05-05T16:02:31-04:002021/04/21|Articles, Josh Quirion, Learning, Online|

What does it mean to be an online teacher? How is a virtual classroom different from an in-person classroom? Are online teachers and in-person teachers the same people? Online teachers possess specific skills and competencies that allow their knowledge to translate effectively from a physical classroom to a digital one.

At the very heart of the feeling of personal effectiveness

2021-05-05T16:04:07-04:002021/04/14|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning|

Do you think you can find the motivation and perseverance to achieve a goal if you are not convinced you can? According to the self-efficacy theory of the eminent Canadian psychologist Albert Bandura, pioneer of the social-cognitivist movement, if you have little confidence in your abilities, your chances of achieving your goals are slim.

Harry Potter, but Make it Online Learning: Gamifying Education

2021-05-05T16:05:00-04:002021/04/07|Articles, Josh Quirion, Learning, Online|

I spent my teenage years waiting for a letter that never came—an owl-delivered offer of admission from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. At the muggle elementary school I attended, we brewed no potions and flew no brooms. We studied basic arithmetic and practiced forming cursive letters in longhand. We learned serious subjects from serious textbooks.

Brain activity in numbers

2021-05-05T16:05:57-04:002021/03/24|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Neuroscience|

Our brain is never really at rest. When it is not busy with a specific task, it can daydream or ruminate, depending on our mood, but it never stops being active. This is what neuroscientists have uncovered by discovering the functioning of its so-called "default" network, which is activated in a way that is opposite to the executive network that manages our high-level cognitive processes.

Are You Zoom-Fatigued or Are You Just Fatigue-Fatigued?

2021-05-05T16:07:27-04:002021/03/17|Articles, Josh Quirion, Learning, Online, Technology|

You’re in a Zoom meeting. Your posture is first-rate, and the forty-three muscles in your face are contracted to deliver an expression that’s saying, “There’s nowhere in the world I’d rather be.” We’ve all been there. And then, at the precise moment that your meeting ends, it’s as though a flip had been switched: your entire body relaxes back to its regular home-office slouch, and your facial expression returns to its neutral position. Maybe you even change back into your pyjamas.

The Adult Learner: Test Your Knowledge!

2021-05-05T16:22:57-04:002021/03/11|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Test Yourself|

Do you know what makes the adult learner different? Do you have any idea of the principles involved in designing adult-friendly elearning? Do you know what informal learning and self-study are? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

Intelligent Adaptive Learning at a Glance

2021-05-05T16:09:46-04:002021/03/03|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Online|

Intelligent adaptive learning is the modern version of personalized learning whose first traces date back to the 19th century. Powered by artificial intelligence, this customized learning can tailor training to a learner's particular profile, needs and interests. Above all, it can generate in real-time the learning path that is most likely to enable the learner to achieve his or her objectives.

If We’re “All in This Together,” Why Do I Feel So Alone?

2021-05-05T16:10:58-04:002021/02/25|Articles, Josh Quirion, Learning, Online, Society|

Occasionally, that’s what this pandemic-inspired solitude feels like: a punishment. And what’s more upsetting than a punishment for a crime you did not commit? Such are the conditions that many students and educators have endured for almost a year. It is easy to think of remote learning—specifically, remote learning that is not “voluntary”—as something of a relegation into unfamiliar educational territory.

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