3 Tools You Need for the Transition to Remote Learning

It seems there isn’t one aspect of our daily lives that hasn’t been impacted by the global Covid-19 pandemic and education is no exception. Schools, training institutes and colleges & universities have all been closed in a collective effort to keep people safe. The result is a massive transformation in how education is being delivered. Teachers are looking to establish virtual classrooms where they can continue teaching students via videoconferencing. In some cases, parents have  …>> more

Engaging students through interactive and collaborative tools

Helping students engage and connect with classroom material is what’s driven me for my entire professional career. It’s what I strive for every single day in my role as a Learning Development Specialist at Compugen, just as it had been all those years I spent in the classroom as an Ontario certified teacher. Having been both an educator and learning facilitator, I can say with great confidence that I have never been more encouraged about  …>> more

La réalité virtuelle accélère l’apprentissage sur le campus

L’apprentissage immersif (« immersive learning ») transforme l’éducation telle que nous la connaissons. Imaginez que vous puissiez amener quelqu’un de l’année 1880 et lui montrer notre société en 2019. Une visite dans un bureau moderne les laisserait perplexes devant les smartphones, les vidéoconférences et les ordinateurs portables. Un arrêt dans un hôpital local leur démontrerait une façon d’approcher les soins de santé qui aurait été inimaginable à l’époque pour eux. Supposons maintenant que vous les  …>> more

How virtual reality accelerates learning on campus

Immersive learning is transforming education as we know it. Imagine you could bring someone from 1880 and show them our society in 2019. A visit to a modern office space would have them baffled by smartphones, videoconferencing and laptop computers. A stop at the local hospital would present them with a way of approaching healthcare that would have been unimaginable for them. Now suppose you brought them to a university lecture hall. Would they see  …>> more

Getting ready for the unknown

“Many jobs that will exist in the next two decades don’t exist today, in just the same way as the jobs we have today are different from or didn’t exist 20 years ago” – Phil Vokins, Intel. What do a big data analyst, a driverless car engineer, a mobile app developer, a cloud computing specialist, an Uber driver, and a drone operator have in common? Their jobs didn’t exist ten years ago. Things are changing  …>> more
BY TERRY MIRZA, OCTOBER 2, 2017
EDUCATION

Building classrooms for the leaders of tomorrow

Outside of the classroom, today’s children live technology enhanced lives. They communicate through messaging apps, learn skills through YouTube, and coordinate much of their social existence through mobile devices. But elementary, and high schools have not kept pace. They are not in a race for the future, but a race just to catch up to the present. While this presents a challenge, there are ways to bridge the gap. Effective, technology-enhanced learning allows for self-paced  …>> more