Exams are a significant source of stress for many students, and it's essential to find ways to manage that stress to ensure the best possible outcomes. Here are some research-backed tips on how to adapt to the pressure before exams.
Considered one of the essential elements for success in learning, motivation is a remarkably complex phenomenon. Over the decades, however, the field of education has been able to draw on abundant literature on the subject to improve its pedagogical and andragogical approaches. More recently, neuroscience has provided new keys to understanding the phenomenon based on the observation of its mechanisms in the brain.
Humour is as important to our individual psychological balance as it is to our social balance. The classroom being a microcosm of society, and the fact that we spend a good part of our lives there, it seems essential that this form of humour has a place there and that we take more interest in its effects.
As technology advances, the elearning industry rapidly changes. One of the key techniques for an organization to stay relevant and exceed clients' expectations is to be mindful of the industry's trajectory. Staying ahead of the competition is easier said than done. However, keeping in mind the current and future trends are surely an integral part. Let's examine some of them.
Microlearning involves delivering educational content in short, bite-sized chunks that learners can easily access and assimilate. While this approach has many benefits, it also has its disadvantages. In this infographic, we will explore some of them.
Among the most interesting concepts that address the notion of autonomy in learning, self-regulated learning is a rich concept that focuses on the dynamic process by which the learner, guided by goals, plans, observes and evaluates their learning. In a previous article, we presented the main keys to understanding this concept and its field of study. Here are three tips from Professor Laurent Cosnefroy's literature review to help you transition from theory to practice!
The primary goal of any educator is to get every learner to achieve their maximum academic potential. And any learning environment should aim to be inclusive for all learners, maximize their chances of success, and reduce inequities in their learning journeys. To ensure that these goals are incorporated into curriculum design, guidelines have been issued under the term of Universal Design for Learning, also known as UDL.
There is a growing interest in the importance of autonomy in learning, including for adults. This topic seems more relevant than ever, given the increasing importance of elearning, which may require learners to be more independent than face-to-face courses. One of the most interesting and encompassing concepts on the subject is that of self-regulated learning, which dynamically integrates the fundamental aspects of the act of learning, such as cognition, motivation, metacognition and volition.
Metacognition can be summarized as the ability to reflect on one's cognitive processes, allowing us to identify our mistakes and successes, understand their origin, and adjust our goals. Developing metacognitive skills is one of the best ways to improve the quality of learning.
Do you know how common academic cheating is? What makes a human being susceptible to cheating? Are the reasons for cheating the same from elementary school to university? What do you think are the main factors that encourage students to cheat? Finally, what are some effective ways to counteract this problem in our educational institutions? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.