Catherine Meilleur has over 15 years of experience in research and writing. Having worked as a journalist and educational designer, she is interested in everything related to learning: from educational psychology to neuroscience, and the latest innovations that can serve learners, such as virtual and augmented reality. She is also passionate about issues related to the future of education at a time when a real revolution is taking place, propelled by digital technology and artificial intelligence.

At the very heart of the feeling of personal effectiveness

2021-04-14T16:34:10-04:002021/04/14|Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

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.

Brain activity in numbers

2021-03-24T12:24:15-04:002021/03/24|Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

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.

The Adult Learner: Test your Knowledge!

2021-03-11T15:16:44-05:002021/03/11|Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

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

2021-03-03T10:31:10-05:002021/03/03|Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

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.

Artificial Intelligence: Test Your Knowledge!

2021-02-18T10:54:36-05:002021/02/18|Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Do you know what artificial intelligence is? Do you have an idea of its history? In what fields it is used? Do you know its most promising branch and what it can achieve? Do you know where it can compete with and surpass human beings? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] How to help your brain “unplug”

2021-02-10T13:27:23-05:002021/02/10|Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Difficulty concentrating, lack of motivation, mental wandering... Does that sound familiar? Whether these signs appear during a day or more evidently at certain times of the week, month or year, they tell us that we are in need of a break. However, our demanding lives and the performance culture that we struggle to detach ourselves from mean that we ignore them all too often and persist as best as we can in our daily tasks, whether we are a worker or a student.

Brain, Learning and Neuroscience: Test Your Knowledge!

2021-01-28T11:32:44-05:002021/01/28|Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Do you know how learning takes place at the brain level? If it's the same in children and adults? Are we really good at multitasking? Do you know the latest techniques for observing our brains in action? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

Learning Technologies: Test Your Knowledge!

2020-12-10T12:04:25-05:002020/12/10|Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Do you know how the latest technologies are revolutionizing learning? Do you know the difference between gamification and serious gaming, or between Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality? Are you aware of the current potentials of personalized learning? Do you know what microlearning is all about? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

Humor in the classroom: 8 tips to take seriously

2020-11-19T14:48:43-05:002020/11/19|Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Students generally appreciate teachers who skilfully use humour in the classroom more than those who do not. Although it is difficult to assess the pedagogical effectiveness of this form of humour, studies tell us that humour helps to create an atmosphere conducive to learning, attracts the attention of learners, stimulates their creativity and motivation, and may even promote their retention of information.

Education for the 21st Century: Test Your Knowledge!

2020-12-10T12:25:55-05:002020/11/12|Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Do you know how the digital revolution, including artificial intelligence, is transforming our world? Do you know which skills have the most potential for the future job market? Do you know what principles education must be based on to ensure that our youth are equipped as citizens and workers of tomorrow? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

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