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.


The 4 core competencies of the 21st century

2020-05-13T11:34:05-04:002020/05/13|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Online|

In a workplace where routine tasks are increasingly performed by machines equipped with artificial intelligence (AI), the skills most valued by human beings are those that allow them to perform tasks for which the solution is not known in advance.

Dealing with uncertainty in 3 steps

2020-05-06T12:01:23-04:002020/05/06|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Online|

Although we often manage to pretend it doesn't exist, uncertainty is an integral part of our lives. With the collective crisis we are experiencing at the moment, it is even more apparent, and in the education community, this is true for learners and teachers alike.

Unravelling online training in 3 questions

2020-04-29T13:41:03-04:002020/04/29|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Online|

Online training, distance learning, open distance learning, digital learning, MOOC... are some of these terms one and the same? Is one the modern version of the other? Are we dealing with entirely different modalities of learning?

7 principles of 21st-century learning and elearning

2020-04-23T15:56:29-04:002020/04/23|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Online|

In its Innovative Learning Environments project, the OECD has identified seven principles that should be integrated into any learning environment to ensure that it is truly effective and relevant to the needs of 21st-century learners.

Initiatives for a Responsible and Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

2020-04-07T15:30:56-04:002020/04/07|Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming our world. Already present in many sectors of activity, from medicine to transportation and the advent of so-called "intelligent cities", this technology is here to stay.

Colour and Learning Under Microscope

2020-03-25T12:40:27-04:002020/03/25|Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Choosing the colours for an online training course is probably one of the most fun steps in designing for this medium. However, this cannot only be based on personal taste and the mood of the moment. In addition to knowing the rules of this art, research can now guide us further.

The adult brain learns best with stories

2020-03-19T19:38:54-04:002020/03/19|Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

Since the dawn of time, human beings have been telling stories to pass on their most precious values and knowledge to their fellows. Nowadays, this activity is mainly used as entertainment and associated with childhood. Research tells us that a well-crafted story can become a powerful learning tool, even for learners who have long since reached adulthood.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Attention, in numbers

2020-02-27T12:02:55-05:002020/02/27|Articles, Catherine Meilleur|

As fragile as it is precious, our attention span is the basis not only of our learning but also of the accomplishment of all our daily tasks. In these times of overstretching, one of the first steps we can take to preserve and improve it is to get to know it better.

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