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Susannah Holz

Susannah Holz

Susannah would have liked to be a student forever, but life had other things in mind. Writing is the perfect medium for keeping up with the world of e-learning and edtech.

E-learning and the challenge of the senses

Detractors of e-learning often point to a lack of full sensory immersion. Learning online is contrasted with the opportunities a physical classroom environment has to demonstrate concepts using all fi...

What every adaptive learning system should have

Teachers have long recognized that their students learn at different rates, and in different ways. Recall the frustration of a gifted student who had learned a concept through their own reading, needi...

Why video is a key teaching tool for the flipped classroom

You’re probably familiar with what the flipped classroom is and how it works. It is the exact inverse of how homework and classwork traditionally align. Flipped classrooms flip the role of students — ...

Why the contribution of parents is essential for a successful BYOD program

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs are a natural corollary to technology-based educational initiatives. Proponents of the concept cite many benefits: the immediacy of technology integration, studen...

How can we address the 4 Cs of education online? [Infographic]

Lauded as the 21st century's “critical skills”, communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity have become buzzwords among educators, and it is quite easy to see why. Rote learning, me...

How student posture can affect their learning outcomes

This post has been updated on June 4, 2020. Sit still! A frequent, despairing instruction from so many teachers, and yet occupational therapists tell us that it is a surprisingly tricky task for child...

How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

If you are as old as I am then you will remember the thrill of watching your teacher wheel the TV trolley into the classroom. “Finally”, you thought, “some fun in class!” These days, using multimedia ...

How to address cyberbullying and online safety in schools

Learning environments differ widely. At an extreme, the physical learning environments in places such as refugee camps, village schools in rural Africa and large inner-city schools are learning enviro...

Why students love a game-based learning experience

For as long as children have preferred playing to sitting quietly and learning their ABCs, preschool teachers have been craftily devising games as Trojan horses to teach them concepts such as shapes, ...

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