How to stimulate engagement in elearning

2024-06-06T16:17:44-04:002024/06/06|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Neuroscience|

Whatever the learning mode, stimulating and sustaining engagement is essential, but in elearning, this factor needs special attention since learners who find themselves alone in front of their screen are more at risk of feeling left to their own devices and becoming demotivated. Drawing on neuroscientific knowledge, here are a few principles and strategies to help learners stay fully engaged from start to finish.

[INTERVIEW] Foundations of Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism – Online Course

2024-05-07T11:36:53-04:002024/05/07|Articles, Case Study, Learning, Society|

In a world where inequality echoes and continues reverberating, education remains a powerful tool for enlightenment and change. We are proud to introduce a transformative online course we helped design to challenge perspectives, dismantle prejudices, and promote a deeper understanding of racism and anti-racism. Join us as we delve into a vital conversation with Dr. Delia D. Douglas, the Director of the Office of Anti-Racism at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, and the leading subject matter expert of the course.

4 Steps in Making In-House Training Unforgettable

2024-04-24T11:58:06-04:002024/04/24|Articles, Doru Lupeanu, Learning|

In professional development, in-house training is a critical component for enhancing employee skills and promoting consistency in knowledge and skills across an organization. However, the challenge lies in designing these training sessions to be both memorable and effective. Drawing parallels from the classic narrative structure known as the "hero's journey," we can infuse our training programs with elements that educate, engage, and inspire.

Metacognition: Test Your Knowledge!

2024-04-11T15:59:59-04:002024/04/11|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Test Yourself|

Do you have any idea what metacognition is? Can you describe what it makes possible? How it develops, and who can develop it? Do you know its importance in learning? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

4 Benefits of AI for Learners… and Teachers

2024-04-03T14:56:39-04:002024/04/03|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Technology|

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being integrated into digital learning. Some people are wary of this combination for fear, among other things, of seeing teachers dispossessed of their mission. However, AI can enable teachers to focus on the most complex and rewarding aspects of their work while improving learning effectiveness. This is because AI makes it possible to integrate the principles necessary for optimal learning, which neuroscience has confirmed in recent years. Here are four of AI's strengths that are a win-win situation for learners and teachers alike!

Cognitive Bias in Education: Test Your Knowledge!

2024-03-14T15:18:36-04:002024/03/14|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Test Yourself|

Do you know what a cognitive bias is? Do you know which ones can interfere in the teacher-learner relationship and have significant effects on learning? Do you have any idea of how a teacher can avoid them? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.

5 Surprising Facts About Our Cognitive Processes

2024-03-06T15:29:27-05:002024/03/06|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Neuroscience|

Are you familiar with the cognitive processes of attention, working memory, inhibition, and metacognition? If you already have an idea of what they do and how they work, you may not know what neuroscience has discovered about them in recent years. To satisfy your curiosity and enhance your learning, here are five surprising and useful facts about some of our cognitive processes.

The Crucial Role of Sexual Violence Awareness Training in Universities

2024-02-29T10:33:28-05:002024/02/29|Articles, Case Study, Doru Lupeanu, Learning, Society|

In an age where conversations around consent and gender and sex equality are more prominent than ever, the implementation of Sexual Violence Awareness Training in universities has become not just relevant but necessary. In Canada, the approach to mandating sexual violence awareness training and implementing policies in universities varies by province, reflecting diverse legal frameworks and institutional responses. However, these programs are pivotal in promoting a safe, supportive, and inclusive campus environment for all students and staff.

Digital Learning from the Perspective of Affective and Social Neuroscience

2024-02-22T14:35:21-05:002024/02/22|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Neuroscience, Online|

You're alone in front of your computer, in the middle of an online learning session, and it doesn't involve any human interaction, either with a teacher or with other learners. Are you likely to interact with your computer as if you were social partners, as you would with your peers in a traditional classroom? In light of the latest findings in social and emotional neuroscience, it seems quite plausible. Not only is this discovery surprising and interesting in terms of what it tells us about human behaviour, but it also offers us a new angle from which to explore and improve the digital learning experience.

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.

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