The world must invest in education technology

OECD: The world must invest in education technology | The Memo

We recently told you about Canada’s blossoming tech scene. Now, some of the world’s biggest education influencers are gathering in Toronto to shape our schools of the future. Andreas Schleicher, a Director at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), is just one acclaimed speaker who’ll be tackling themes of big data, gamification, social media, coding and digital culture at …

The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning

Social learning: the revolution in eLearning

The boom in social media and the round-the-clock need to connect in communities is doing wonders for the eLearning industry. Social learning is an age-old learning and teaching strategy, backed by many cognitive scientists. While retouching social learning theories is a requirement for this article, we cannot overstate the benefits this effort can incur for training professionals.

What does research really say about iPads in the classroom?

What does research really say about iPads in the classroom?

Popular mobile devices may come and go, but the iPad has remained a hit in the K-12 classroom. But even though they’re in schools, our work with teachers has led us to understand that while many of them would like to use iPads meaningfully in their classrooms, they can’t because of time, access, and training.

7 Important Personal Qualities That Can’t Be Graded By a Test

7 Important Personal Qualities That Can’t Be Graded By a Test

The personal qualities we carry with us beyond school don’t simply define what we’ve learned. They show people who we are-who we’ve chosen to be. So the right choices are critical to success in every part of life. These kinds of qualities build our relationships and partnerships, online and offline.

Our primitive brains, godlike technologies, and crude attempts to find balance

Our primitive brains, godlike technologies, and crude attempts to find balance

The next 50 years of human history will be determined by our relationship with machines, according to UK-based futurist and author Richard Watson. He tells Future Tense about the ideas in his new book, ‘Digital vs Human’. We’ve had a relationship with technology since we created fire and the wheel.

How To Cultivate An Ecosystem Where Learning Happens Naturally

How To Cultivate An Ecosystem Where Learning Happens Naturally – eLearning Mind | Custom eLearning Solutions

If you’re fairly proactive about your learning and development of your team, you’ve probably heard a lot about creating a conducive learning environment. In the eLearning world, “learning environment” typically refers to the way a classroom is set up, or just the general setting learners are in.

TeachThought: A Diagram Of Pedagogy In The 21st Century

TeachThought: A Diagram Of Pedagogy in the 21st Century –

TeachThought: A Diagram Of Pedagogy in the 21st Century by Terry Heick We know that thinking in the 21st century seems different. What about teaching? Aside from the presence of dizzying technologies, added pressure for data-based improvements, and a persistent call for innovation, how is teaching different in 2016 than it was in, say, 1984?