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Livia Bran

Livia Bran

Livia is the Head of Content at CYPHER LEARNING. She writes about edtech, workplace learning, knowledge entrepreneurship, and other e-learning-related topics.

The current ways m-learning is making online education better

A version of this post was originally published in ICT & Computing in Education, on January 18, 2019. Even though many people accuse the education system of being stuck in the past and resistant to ch...

Why teachers should consider differentiated instruction

This post was originally published on September 26 2018 in The Teaching Factor Students (like all people actually) have this paradoxical characteristic: they’re all the same; except when they’re not. ...

5 Reasons e-learning is perfect for introverted students

Introversion is easily misunderstood; with disinterest, with being aloof, with not caring, even with being stupid. In a setting that was designed upon and promotes extroverted character traits — a sch...

The best 10 free edtech tools and websites every teacher should know about

As a teacher, you are charged with a great responsibility: to equip the young people, the future of the world and the next generation. A lifetime ago, information was hard to find on anything. People ...

How to apply the Universal Design for Learning in the classroom

This post was originally published in the October 2018 issue of the Education Today Magazine. The way people learn is as unique as cats’ noses. In case you wonder, there are no two cat muzzles exactly...

Why Flipped Learning should be standard for Higher Education

Flipped Learning and Higher Education are rarely found together in the same sentence. Well, rarer than I would expect at least. Perhaps that is the case because the idea of flipped learning is attribu...

Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

BYOD — Bring Your Own Device — has gained some momentum in today's education system. From temp teachers to entire school districts, more and more educational staff debate about or seriously consider t...

Top 5 LMS benefits for HE students

This post has been updated on February 16, 2020. Learning Management Systems were probably created for institutions of Higher Education. Colleges and universities were among the first to reach a numbe...

Top 5 LMS benefits for K-12 Students

This post has been updated on February 16, 2020. Another year has flown by and stores everywhere are yet again full of school supplies, one more useful (or eccentric) than others. The back-to-school s...

Meeting student needs through student-centered learning

Student-centered learning is a hot topic among educators around the world. No matter if their students have just joined the education system or they are enrolled in Higher Education, more and more tea...

5 Tips on how to gamify your classroom

After exploring why educators should include gamification techniques in their classrooms and a few principles of gamification they can follow in order to do that, I promised a few tips on how to do it...

Top benefits gamification can bring to the classroom

In my previous post I talked about three gamification principles teachers should keep in mind if they want to create a gamified learning environment for their young students. These principles are: (1)...

3 Gamification principles for a gamified learning environment

Remember Mary Poppins? She was the perfect nanny for the Banks children. Every activity she initiated and every word she uttered were part of a complex scheme of making those kids learn about the surr...

How simulations take learning to the next level

Students’ hunger for knowledge can’t be satisfied with dry theory only; they need to see how things apply in real life situations. Theories are of course important, after all, the first step to becomi...

10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

You know the saying “The only constant is change”. Life means change, and every aspect of life is affected by it. Thanks to — or because of — technology change happens at a faster rate than ever befor...

8 Free photo sources teachers can use for online courses

Including photos in learning materials is the first step towards offering students a more visual learning experience. I won’t go into why there should be more visual elements in school instruction, no...

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