Thomas Bernhard once said, "Whoever can't laugh doesn't deserve to be taken seriously," a thought that would benefit from being given more consideration in teaching, even though humour has not yet received the attention it deserves.
In a workplace where routine tasks are increasingly performed by machines equipped with artificial intelligence (AI), the skills most valued by human beings are those that allow them to perform tasks for which the solution is not known in advance.
Although we often manage to pretend it doesn't exist, uncertainty is an integral part of our lives. With the collective crisis we are experiencing at the moment, it is even more apparent, and in the education community, this is true for learners and teachers alike.
Online training, distance learning, open distance learning, digital learning, MOOC... are some of these terms one and the same? Is one the modern version of the other? Are we dealing with entirely different modalities of learning?
In its Innovative Learning Environments project, the OECD has identified seven principles that should be integrated into any learning environment to ensure that it is truly effective and relevant to the needs of 21st-century learners.
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:
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.
In online training, the learner most often stands alone in front of a screen... Is it impossible to see a social dimension blossom in such a context? Quite the contrary! Here are 10 key points to bring light into it.
When it comes to learning, the term "engagement" is never far away. Since we often refer to it, we might think that it is clearly defined and that its mechanisms are well understood, which is not the case. Before looking for solutions to optimize the engagement of learners in training, it is necessary to know what it is and what the research says about it.