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Learning and Reinforcement: Why You Need Both

Learning and Reinforcement: Why You Need Both

In today’s learning landscape, there are many forms of learning. There are instructor-led courses, eLearning (electronic learning) and the recent concepts of mLearning (mobile learning) and learning reinforcement. eLearning and mLearning are sometimes used in the same sentence but they are fundamentally different ways of learning.

Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities

Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities

When we think of student engagement in learning activities, it is often convenient to understand engagement with an activity as being represented by good behavior (i.e. behavioral engagement), positive feelings (i.e. emotional engagement), and, above all, student thinking (i.e. cognitive engagement) (Fredricks, 2014).

21st Century Skills Must Include the Right Habits and Attitudes

Angela Maiers’ Fresh Look at 21st Century Learning: Classroom Habitudes

We’ve all been hearing about the importance of 21st century skills for well over a decade now. But many of us struggle to understand what these really mean and how to integrate them into our lessons and classrooms. Common definitions include reference to skills like communication, collaboration, and creativity, which are increasingly applied through technology tools.