[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] The 3 Speeds of Thought

2020-06-25T14:18:35-04:002020/06/25|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Research|

In your opinion, is the human being first and foremost rational? This is a big question that can give rise to endless philosophical debates. But from the strict point of view of the sciences that study how our box of thoughts works, we have a good idea of the answer... even if we still have a lot to learn about this fascinating organ that is our brain.

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] Why Are We Cheating?

2019-06-14T14:26:32-04:002019/05/14|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Research|

Cheating is circumventing or violating legal or moral rules, pretending to respect them, in order to take unfair advantage of them. Cheating is everywhere: we have all heard of scandals that have splashed the world of sport, business, politics, etc. Many of us would also have cheated at least once during our school years...

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] The importance of emotions in learning

2019-10-07T14:01:22-04:002019/02/02|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Research|

Not so long ago, it was thought that learning was a strictly rational process in which emotions did not have a big role. This belief was formed together with a certain definition of intelligence derived from the "famous" IQ tests - yet designed to detect learning difficulties in children.

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.

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] Do your employees know how to learn?

2018-10-24T12:53:22-04:002018/05/29|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Research|

In this knowledge-based economy that technologically evolves every day, being able to "learn how to learn" is THE key skill of the new worker. Moreover, the strength of a company rests more than ever on its human capital.

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] Does a sense of community matter in online training?

2020-04-01T11:32:03-04:002018/04/05|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Online, Research|

We are social beings: our need for belonging outweighs our need for dominance. Sharing with others and being part of a community is as fundamental to our development as it is to our survival. This social dimension is also the basis of our ability to learn, and the eLearning environment shouldn’t be a stranger to it.