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Olivia Doboaca

Olivia Doboaca

Olivia is a Brand Manager for CYPHER LEARNING. As an edtech and online learning enthusiast, she wants to inspire people to teach and learn with technology.

How a school LMS goes beyond surface learning for students

This post has been updated on October 23 2018. Surface learners are not a new species. They’ve always been here. They just weren’t called by such a scientific name. For those of you not familiar with ...

Addressing the most common parent concerns about BYOD in schools

BYOD — Bring Your Own Device — has taken the education system by storm. The idea behind it is simple: students are allowed and encouraged to use their own phones, tablets, e-readers, or notebooks in t...

Cheap or free hacks to redesign your classroom

Back in my school days classrooms were pretty standard: double desks with a small built-in space for your backpack, the teacher’s desk at the front, a blackboard, a country map, two or three hanging p...

Old teaching strategies and modern technologies: Could an LMS be part of Montessori?

Many people have heard about Montessori schools, or the Montessori paradigm, but not everyone knows that Montessori has a first name too! Maria Montessori was the heart and brain behind what we know t...

Things to know before paying for online courses

How good are you with making decisions? I admit I sometimes have trouble even with the most basic things. For example, when I'm at the ice cream shop, I can never make up my mind of what I want. Raspb...

10 Free browser extensions supporting students when learning online [Infographic]

Can you imagine what a student thinks when trying to study? How hard it can be for some to really stay focused on their learning materials when there are so many distractions surrounding them? Online ...

How a school LMS encourages parent involvement

There are people who believe that they are only responsible for educating their children until they start some organized form of education: preschool, kindergarten, primary, and so on. Like most of yo...

Why should schools consider adaptive learning

We are all born the same, needing food, love and care, but once we start to assimilate knowledge, each of us starts to show our uniqueness. There are no two babies to walk at the exact same age, or sp...

How e-learning can meet some needs of struggling students

When I started school, there were seven first-grade classes, and about 30 students in each one. We were all about the same age, some shy, some way too active, some nervous, but in our minds we were al...

The CPR approach to digital citizenship

From a very young age we are all being taught how to interact with others, how to act appropriately in certain social situations, and to respect everyone. In other words, all kids are taught how to be...

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