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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.

Handwriting vs typing in the learning environment

I'll tell you a little secret: I was awful at cheating at tests in school. I used to be a pretty good student: I paid attention to class, I did my homework every time, and I scored quite decently in t...

Making progress in learning with gamification

The digital revolution is all around us. Just think about how we communicate, how we travel, how we meet new people, and of course, how we learn. Schools and universities need to adapt to this digital...

The impact of interactive videos in the classroom

Raising a child is not the easiest thing to do. I'm sure every parent can agree that it is exactly the opposite of easy. If parents are like superheroes when they strive to meet all the needs of their...

Learning to learn: A skill set for the 21st century student

Officially, any school's purpose is to prepare its students for becoming highly accomplished members of the workforce. How do schools know how to do that, exactly? How could we know whether or not sch...

Are SPOCs a better option for online education than MOOCs?

Higher education can be considered a luxury for many people worldwide. If we put it on a black to white spectrum, we can group countries into at least three shades: whitish, grayish, and blackish. Den...

Micro-learning and the short attention span

The attention span of a goldfish is longer than a human's. Seriously. The goldfish has an attention span of 9 seconds, while humans only go to the limit of 8 seconds. Keep that in mind next time you c...

5 tech devices that should be part of all classrooms

The ancient Greeks thought that the end of the world was today's Morocco and the titan named Atlas bore the weight of the world on his shoulders. Kids today learn about this myth and know better than ...

Maximizing collaboration in the classroom

Long gone are the days when, in a classroom setting, only teachers did the talking and students did the learning. While things did not flip entirely (although teachers could learn a thing or two from ...

5 easy ways to create engaging e-learning courses [Infographic]

Have you ever done things that were fun and easy instead of a really hard and really important thing that you really had to do? You know, like sorting through 10-year-old pictures and reordering them ...

How e-learning can benefit working students

Working students. Aren't they a character? Interrupting classes because they arrive late, skipping classes altogether and affecting everyone in their learning group by not being totally prepared for t...

Gamification in the classroom: small changes and big results [Infographic]

Games are fun; learning is not. Kids could play games for hours on end, without asking for food and holding their bladder for as much as they can. When it comes to doing homework or studying, on the o...

Personalizing the learning experience

Each student has an individual way of learning and their own pace when it comes to addressing different subjects. Wouldn't it be wonderful if teachers could meet all individual learning needs for each...

What you need to know about Learning Management Systems

Schools that want to organize all learning activities, offline and online, require tools to create and deliver their content to students quickly and efficiently. A learning management system (LMS) is ...

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