2020 and the impact on education

2021-05-05T16:13:54-04:002021/01/19|Articles, Doru Lupeanu, Learning, Online, Society|

Disruptive, challenging, or from some perspectives even terrifying are just a few of the labels that can easily be attached to last year's impact on our society. First and foremost, hit by what it still is a health crisis, 2020 has proven to be a problematic year with wide-ranging repercussions on many levels of our daily lives.

3 cognitive biases to know in education

2021-05-05T15:23:49-04:002020/08/27|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Society|

In a previous article, we discussed the Pygmalion effect, a cognitive bias that can interfere with the teacher-learner relationship and have significant effects on learning. However, of the 250 or so cognitive biases known to date, it is not the only one that deserves special attention in education. Here are three other formidable ones: the bias blind spot, the halo effect and the curse of knowledge.

Cognitive Bias in Education: the Pygmalion Effect

2021-05-05T15:26:39-04:002020/07/29|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Society|

Many of the judgments we make daily, although they may seem sensible to us, are, in fact, far from rational and can lead us to make bad decisions. These erroneous judgments are called cognitive biases, and some 250 different ones are known to date.

Cognitive Bias: When Our Brain Plays Tricks On Us

2021-05-05T15:29:40-04:002020/07/15|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Society|

We are all quite familiar with the phenomenon of optical illusions, but less so with the phenomenon of cognitive biases. However, these perceptual distortions that are to our mind what optical illusions are to our visual system lead us to make wrong judgments or bad decisions daily

The 4 core competencies of the 21st century

2021-05-05T14:13:36-04:002020/05/13|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Online, Society, Technology|

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.

Dealing with uncertainty in 3 steps

2021-05-05T14:14:27-04:002020/05/06|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Online, Society|

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.

7 principles of 21st-century learning and elearning

2021-05-05T14:16:32-04:002020/04/23|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Online, Society|

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.

Initiatives for a Responsible and Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

2021-05-05T14:19:33-04:002020/04/07|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Society, Technology|

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming our world. Already present in many sectors of activity, from medicine to transportation and the advent of so-called "intelligent cities", this technology is here to stay.

Artificial Intelligence: 3 Promising Innovations From Quebec

2021-05-05T13:23:25-04:002019/11/06|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Society, Technology|

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more and more the subject of daily conversations. This technology, inspired by the functioning of the human brain, fascinates many, worries others while keeping many unaware of its concrete applications. Its possibilities are as numerous as they are diversified, as are the sectors in which it can be used.

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