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.

Studying Like a Pro. Test Your Knowledge!

2022-08-19T09:11:00-04:002022/08/18|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Test Yourself|

Do you know the best way to activate your neurons for learning? Do you know what memory retrieval training consists of? Do you know the relative effectiveness of the most commonly used study techniques such as proofreading, highlighting or practice tests? Finally, do you believe that we can learn through observation? Test your knowledge on the topic by answering the following five questions.

6 forms of interaction in online learning

2022-08-03T14:33:50-04:002022/08/03|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning|

An interaction is defined as “a reciprocal action or influence of two things, two people.” 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 is an overview of what these 6 particular forms of interaction look like in an online learning context.

[VIDEO] Cognitive biases

2022-07-21T16:12:43-04:002022/07/21|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Neuroscience|

We are all quite familiar with the phenomenon of optical illusions, but less so with that of cognitive biases. Yet, these perceptual distortions that are to our mind what optical illusions are to our visual system incite us to make erroneous judgments or bad decisions daily... These shortcuts of the mind that allow the brain to simplify the processing of information are inevitable. Still, we can learn to detect them by better understanding them.

Deep learning 101

2022-07-13T13:18:31-04:002022/07/13|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Technology|

In the early 2000s, researchers Geoffrey Hinton, Yann LeCun and Yoshua Bengio decided to re-examine the potential of digital artificial neural networks, a technology abandoned by research from the late 1990s to the beginning of the 2010s. The trio of researchers “invents” deep learning, which is now the most promising branch of AI, reviving the interest in this field of technology.

The History and Contributions of Neuroscience: Test Your Knowledge!

2022-07-07T16:26:57-04:002022/07/07|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Neuroscience, Test Yourself|

Do you know what the term "neuroscience" means and when it was coined? Do you know the crucial moments in the history of this discipline? Do you know that there are several sub-disciplines in the field? Test your knowledge of the subject by answering the following five questions.

[INFOGRAPHIC] 10 Advantages of Virtual Reality for Learning

2022-06-30T14:26:25-04:002022/06/30|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Technology|

Increasingly powerful, ergonomic and accessible, virtual reality (VR) is making its way into the world of learning. This modality, which invites the user into an immersive and interactive universe, can be adapted to reproduce the conditions of very diverse professional environments that are difficult to access or far away. Learners can thus practice complex tasks in complete safety until they are fully mastered. To give you a better idea of the potential of this fascinating technology for learning, here are 10 of its assets!

Play and the Adult Learner: Test Your Knowledge!

2022-06-14T14:59:23-04:002022/06/14|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Test Yourself|

Did you know that there is a growing interest in the virtues of play and fun in adult learning? Do you know about approaches that use these elements in elearning? Did you know that games can have a place in higher education and that some university professors are seriously exploring their potential?

4 Tips for an Engaging Online Learning Experience

2022-05-31T16:21:51-04:002022/05/31|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Online|

Online learning has become a fact of life in the educational world, at least in part. Many people experienced it for the first time, in a hurry and on the fly, during the COVID-19 pandemic. In such a context, it was inevitable that it would leave some with a limited impression of its potential. But a properly designed elearning course is much more than a video conference.

From elementary school to university, learners don’t cheat for the same reasons

2022-05-25T16:10:55-04:002022/05/25|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning|

Most students have cheated at least once during their school career, a constant trend over time and happening worldwide. Studies that have examined the phenomenon also corroborate that cheating peaks in high school. Here are the main reasons people cheat at these different stages of their school career.

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