Virtual and Augmented Reality: 8 Uses in Universities

2019-04-24T16:20:38-04:002019/04/24|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Jihan Rabah, Manasvini Narayana, Wynnpaul Varela|

What exactly are universities doing with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)? How do they use these highly sophisticated technologies in teaching, research and more? Here are 8 ways in which some of the most renowned academic institutions use VR and AR!

Creating inclusive online training courses: follow the guide!

2020-04-01T11:21:13-04:002019/04/09|Catherine Meilleur, Jihan Rabah, Manasvini Narayana, Online, Wynnpaul Varela|

As elearning becomes more popular, it is opening up to an increasing number and diversity of cohorts of learners. To maximize everyone's chances of success and reduce inequalities along their learning journey, instructional designers should always take advantage of the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

The Basics of Ergonomics in Online Training

2020-04-01T11:23:52-04:002019/02/21|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Jihan Rabah, Manasvini Narayana, Online, Wynnpaul Varela|

Ergonomics refers both to the field of study and its application whose purpose is to make our life easier. To be more precise, this discipline tries to understand and optimize, in human-system interrelations, the well-being and efficiency of humans as well as the performance of systems.

Using Various Analytics to Evaluate the Success of a MOOC

2018-12-13T13:11:31-05:002018/12/13|Anik de St-Hilaire, Articles, Jihan Rabah, Research|

The world today is witnessing an increasing interest in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). This new form of Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) is in the spotlight, particularly when it comes to the topic of the evolving nature of higher education learning.

Improving Online Readiness in Higher Education: A Case Study

2020-06-30T15:41:35-04:002018/11/20|Amber Judge, Articles, Jihan Rabah, Online, Research|

This case study discusses the course eConcordia created for enhancing students’ self-regulated learning, self-motivation, study skills, and technological self-efficacy.

A holistic model for student evaluation in online courses

2020-04-01T11:25:58-04:002018/10/31|Anik de St-Hilaire, Articles, Jihan Rabah, Online, Research, Wynnpaul Varela|

Elearning does not automatically make for better learning, nor does it necessarily guarantee superior learning outcomes. Many scholars have observed that a considerable amount of online learning in higher education has had but a mediocre impact on learner achievement.

Assessment Practices and Students’ Approaches to Learning: A Systematic Review

2020-04-01T11:26:17-04:002018/10/23|Articles, Jihan Rabah, Manasvini Narayana, Online, Research|

In this research, we present the results of a systematic review of the literature describing how deep and surface approaches to learning are associated with different assessment practices.