What is a learning trend? A new shiny object that is the current buzz? Something that’s been around for a while but is now gaining adoption? Something born from technology innovation or a shift in learner demographics? The answer is all of these things, and more.
Why is fun and play crucial to achieving effective learning? It’s true that learning is important, but it doesn’t have to be dead serious. Everyone who desires to learn should be open to the idea of playing. It knows no age, subject, or grade restrictions.
In other blog posts published previously, we’ve discussed the modern learner – who they are, and how we can best serve them. We know that as modern learners, we take responsibility for much of our learning by creating our own learning pathways, exploring content, and interacting with other learners.
Did you know that of people in the U.S. have a smartphone? And yet, only about 9% of learning on Skilljar is happening on mobile phones, and about 4% on tablets. In this SlideShare, we’ll explore why that may be the case.
There is no topic in education that is more furiously debated than assessment. Of course, self-assessment tends to raise even more alarm bells. The notion of students assessing themselves is difficult for many educators to get around, but they’re warming to the idea.
How many times have teachers said, “I know I taught it, but they don’t remember it?” Forgetting is natural. In 1885, Hermann Ebbinghaus undertook several experiments to plot how quickly people tend to forget. The forgetting curve-pictured below-shows how quickly new learning is lost. In …
5 Easy Ways To Engage Students In Learning by Rachelle Dene Poth @teachthought | iGeneration – 21st Century Education (Pedagogy & Digital Innovation)
5 Easy Ways To Engage Students In Learning by Rachelle Dene Poth As a teacher, I am always looking out for new ideas, tools, and innovative methods to engage more students in learning. Here are five ideas that I tried during the past few weeks as I sought different ways to have students connect, …
A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information. | Good News For A Change