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6 Easy ways to make e-learning fun

E-learning, for some, can be boring if they just stick to the “rules”. You know like, not expanding the already-existing e-learning concepts and techniques instructors and educators already know. It c...

Are MOOCs really dead?

MOOCs have been considered for a very long time a great way of learning, because they are useful, diverse, surrounded by communities and mostly free. However, lately MOOCs have faced several challenge...

Crafting a compelling digital story

Everything we do today is somehow digital-based. We often get news updates from the internet. We share photos on social media. Trending topics are discussed on Twitter. Bloggers opine and fill the min...

Helping students in need

Here we are in the e-learning age where students are becoming self-engaged learners and teachers are maximizing whatever digital resources there are for teaching. Almost every school has a well-define...

Must-have features in any LMS

Every online platform has some sort of “feature benchmark” where such a platform is expected to have features to upload this kind of file, save that to a cloud location, or share whatever resource use...

How to deal with students resistant to e-learning

We are in the realm of 21st century learning, where most students are digital natives and expect their teachers to be the same and deliver all class content online, through an interactive e-learning p...

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 ...

And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are...

It’s December, it’s almost the end of the year and it's time to talk about the 2016 e-learning trends. We always love to greet the new year with a bang, both literally and figuratively. So, to get you...

A gamified social learning experience

Following up on my previous post on social media as a tool for learning, I want to write something about social learning and gamification. Because really, this is so relevant these days – we spend hou...

Is social media an effective tool for learning?

There is this argument on whether social media and learning can coexist, because really, how can the noisy environment of social media become an effective tool for learning? Call it cliché but the fir...

Are your students self-directed learners? ​

Here we are in the 21st century where students are becoming academically independent. They can learn on their own, oftentimes without the teacher's intervention and most of the time they look for answ...

Is your classroom ready for BYOD?

We’re in the digital age where practically almost all students are digital natives and almost every student owns a device that they usually bring to class. So why not encourage students to use their d...

Bridging the gap between traditional teachers and modern students

This post has been updated on October 17, 2020. A good teacher-student relationship is at the front and center of a great education. There is no denying that communicating openly and freely with teach...

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