Communication tools to increase engagement in online learning

2020-04-16T09:48:11-04:002020/04/15|Articles, Doru Lupeanu, Online|

More than ever communicating in any online course is mandatory and one of the essentials means to ensure engagement in the learning process. While there are multiple options to keep in touch with your students or trainees, here are some key elements to keep in mind before choosing your tools:

3 Points on Transitioning to Online Learning

2020-04-02T15:22:31-04:002020/04/02|Articles, Doru Lupeanu, Online|

The current coronavirus pandemic constrained many academic institutions to bring to a close all in-person classes and find solutions to move everything online, a process not only complicated from a technological point of view but even more so from a pedagogical perspective.

It Takes All of Us!

2018-12-19T08:26:37-05:002018/12/18|Articles, Doru Lupeanu|

This is a hard-to-write article, as the words seem to grab from the depths of my soul memories I fought for a long time to push back and forget, but that, eventually, I managed to process. It touches me on a personal level more than many of the people around me realize or even thought possible. And even now, laying it down in a few words sounds a bit eery:

3 easy ways to stop short of selling your course

2018-06-04T10:30:40-04:002018/06/04|Articles, Doru Lupeanu|

People tastes and needs are always changing, and every trainer is, and should be, in a continuous battle to make sure their courses can survive the market. There are, however, several recipes for failure, ways to ruin your chances of survival right from the start and those recipes are rather easy to follow!

5 Myths about Learning – Debunked

2018-03-12T11:03:15-04:002018/02/27|Articles, Doru Lupeanu|

No matter where or when it occurs, learning, as a process, is an important component of our lives, and trying to find better ways of going through it generated many significant improvements over the years. It also generated a myriad of false facts, and without further ado, these are our top 5 learning myths that are losing touch with reality.

Notes Across Media

2017-11-10T12:41:51-05:002016/10/11|Articles, Doru Lupeanu|

Studies have shown that in instructor-based courses, note-taking promotes learning. Some authors even suggest that this skill is a prerequisite for effective acquisition of knowledge (Bauer & Koedinger, 2006; Kauffman, Zhao, & Yang, 2011). The same benefits have been found in online environments, although there are certain advantages and disadvantages specific to virtual spaces.

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