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

Collaboration and the Classrooms of Tomorrow

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a seminar on Windows 10 and how it will impact the workplace of tomorrow. The session was both interesting and insightful and it got me to thinking about advancements in technology are changing the way classroom learning at colleges and universities is evolving. And as the great musical poet once noted – the times they are a-changin’. Today’s campus environments are now the domain of  …>> more

A simple guide to integrating digital learning into the classroom

As the number of schools embracing technology in classrooms increases, providing sufficient support for teachers to integrate new learning tools into the classroom is a major challenge. More attention must be paid to instill confidence with teachers that the technology being introduced into their classrooms is useful and relevant. Technology cannot become a distraction or a burden, or lead to the loss of valuable class time. If educators aren’t prepared or confident in the reliability  …>> more