Five Tips for Effective Employee Onboarding

2024-02-09T12:14:31-05:002024/02/09|Articles, Doru Lupeanu, Learning|

Onboarding, just like anything in our lives that marks the beginning of a new chapter, can be filled with anticipation, discovery, and, inevitably, a bit of apprehension. Creating an effective process is not only crucial for employee retention but also for fostering a productive and happy workplace. Let's explore some ways to optimize your onboarding process.

3 Tips on How to Maintain Motivation While Studying

2024-02-01T16:33:25-05:002024/02/01|Articles, Doru Lupeanu, Learning, Neuroscience|

Maintaining high levels of motivation during study sessions is often a struggle; however, backed up by neuroscience, a few study tips could provide a helpful hand. These approaches are grounded in a deep comprehension of brain function, utilizing this understanding to enhance both learning effectiveness and the drive to continue studying.

5 Surprising Facts About Attention

2024-01-27T12:47:13-05:002024/01/26|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Neuroscience|

Necessary for learning, our attention span is also essential for accomplishing our everyday tasks. To preserve and cultivate this precious faculty, which is particularly vulnerable in the digital age, it's essential to understand better its mechanisms to identify the factors we can influence and those we'd better let go of. Here are five surprising facts about attention to help you understand it better!

2024 and the Future of Education

2024-01-19T12:59:21-05:002024/01/09|Articles, Doru Lupeanu, Learning|

As we embark on 2024, together with building the list of resolutions –personal or company-level – it is also an excellent time to examine the emerging educational trends poised to influence our approaches to learning and teaching. All in all, these trends not only mirror the evolving landscape of education but also predict a transition towards experiences that are increasingly inclusive, adaptable, and learner-centred.

The Benefits of Interactive Branching Scenarios

2023-09-13T13:53:09-04:002023/09/08|Articles, Learning, Liam Byrne|

Educational Technologists use branching scenarios to provide learners with an immersive narrative experience that embodies learning concepts and allows them to make impactful decisions on how the learning journey plays out. This has some key advantages over more traditional, passive ways of learning, such as promoting learner engagement, allowing better retention, giving immediate...

Micro-credentials and Badges: Two Distinct Concepts

2023-07-27T15:38:47-04:002023/07/27|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning|

Short online training courses are gaining popularity, particularly among those wishing to acquire specific skills to add value to their professional CV. In this frenzy of new terms and concepts, some are misunderstood and sometimes confused. Such is the case with micro-credentials and badges. Let's take a closer look at what distinguishes these two concepts and why it's essential to understand their differences.

Award of Excellence and Innovation in Instructional Design

2023-07-13T11:46:16-04:002023/07/13|Articles, Learning|

In the rapidly evolving landscape of education, online learning has emerged as a powerful medium for delivering knowledge and skills to learners worldwide. Within this digital realm, instructional designers play a pivotal role in crafting engaging and effective learning experiences. We are thrilled to share that one of our courses has been honoured with the Award of Excellence and Innovation in Instructional Design by the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE).

Micro-credentials 101

2023-06-28T15:28:47-04:002023/06/28|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning|

Micro-credentials are a type of short, targeted training and certification that is beginning to carve out a place for itself in the post-secondary education system. In recent years, UNESCO and several countries have taken a close interest in this concept, aiming to grasp its potential better, define it and integrate it into established education systems.

[VIDEO] The Pygmalion Effect in Education

2023-06-16T12:05:05-04:002023/06/16|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning|

Many of the judgments we make in our daily lives, while seemingly well thought out, are in fact far from rational and can lead us to make poor decisions. These erroneous judgments are called "cognitive biases," and some 250 different ones are known to date. Although the teaching profession encourages the development of critical thinking skills in those who practice it, the learner-teacher relationship is conducive to the development of some of these biases, which can have a significant impact on learning. The Pygmalion effect is one of them, and the first step to better prevent it is to know it better.

Microlearning 101

2023-06-02T10:58:03-04:002023/06/02|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning|

Fast, versatile and engaging, microlearning is a significant trend in online education. This mode of learning, which fragments knowledge into "bite-sized chunks," is now taking on innovative forms to serve more structured online courses. In line with our technological habits, our information consumption patterns and our learning dispositions, its possibilities look very promising.

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