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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.

Why educators should consider scenario-based learning

The e-learning landscape is a continuum of different instructional designs meant to adapt to individual student needs. This is where scenario-based learning comes in, where learners are immersed in re...

Ensuring online safety in schools is everyone’s business

This year Google turns 19 and Facebook turns 13. Most school kids and teenagers are younger than them. Tablets are taking over a growing number of households, and VR glasses may also have a promising ...

5 useful VR apps for the modern classroom

Immersive technology, and especially the VR headset, is taking the world by storm. Although Virtual Reality is anything but new technology, many industries turn their attention towards it. Gaming and ...

What is the role of rubrics in performance-based education?

Humanity has come a long way in the last centuries and even in the last decade. Technology is probably the main driver behind this journey, which is far from reaching its end. Society is galloping tow...

How learning shapes a student’s brain. Literally

If you ever witnessed the process a newborn goes through while developing into a child you’ll probably agree that we humans are amazing creatures. Babies learn a tremendous amount of information about...

Why your young students love e-learning

Kids are our future. Everyone seems to agree with this statement, regardless of skin color, creed, political sympathies, age, and so on. Our kids will live in the future, and we are all responsible wi...

How to create accessible e-learning design

In a recent post I touched upon the subject of designing for accessibility in e-learning. The things is, there are millions of people out there who are living with some sort of disability, and they al...

Why designing for accessibility in e-learning matters

Equality and equity are two sensitive concepts. Dramatic debates can spring instantaneously based on them. At one point or another the well-known phrase from the famous novel “Animal farm” might creep...

The PROs and CONs of competency-based education

In a previous post I talked about competency-based learning and how this might be the ultimate approach to education. I recommend you having a read of the entire post, but I also know that time is mon...

The PROs and CONs of competency-based learning

This post has been updated on May 14, 2020. Going to college and getting a degree used to be equal to having greater chances at a better life. But life doesn't come with any guarantees. The economy is...

The flipped classroom: how to create a win-win situation for students and teachers

It's funny how some things in our present days seem to be stuck in the past. Take the classroom for example. The place where students spend most of their time preparing to become successful citizens i...

Top 7 education apps for the classroom

We people are funny creatures. We fight for our liberty of choice like a gorilla beating its chest, yet when we have too many options to choose from we hold still and try to blend in with the surround...

Is Artificial Intelligence the best sidekick for teachers?

This post has been updated on October 23 2018. I have a riddle for you: What do Sancho Panza, Dr. Watson, Robin and Artificial Intelligence all have in common? Well, they all came to existence thanks ...

8 Myths about online education debunked [Infographic]

This post has been updated on January 23 2020. Online education, which has almost become synonymous with distance-learning, is a serious alternative to traditional education, not only in the US but al...

4 Ways AI will be a great teaching assistant

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has stopped being just a thing of Sci-Fi novels and movies. From self-driving cars and grocery shopping without cash registers (Amazon Go), to algorithms that detect disea...

Why we should all think about the gamification of education

The educational system as we know it needs a revamp. Actually, a revamp is not enough. The educational system needs to be restructured. A lot of things need to change, and the sooner that happens, the...

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