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How does online learning support non-traditional students?

Learning management systems (LMS) have many purposes and uses, but the main one should be to support all students on their learning journey. However, often the thought that goes into the LMS is around...

How to use the LMS for a smooth student onboarding process

First impressions matter. The first encounter, the student onboarding process, between the student and college, sets the tone for the future relationship. When it goes wrong, it can contribute to stud...

What Are Hyflex Classes? The Evolution of Higher Education

The concept of hyflex classes gained popularity as pandemic lockdowns started to ease. More people wanted to go out in public, while others felt it was too soon. Like many other organizations, schools...

How to make competency-based education possible through an intelligent learning platform

Teaching constantly meets new challenges. If frontal lessons were the norm decades ago, things have changed significantly. The focus is now on students and making classes interactive by encouraging st...

How online learning contributes to a more inclusive HE experience

Students with special educational needs and/or disabilities are often overlooked in the grand scheme of education. However, they are part of the student population, on college campuses, taking courses...

8 Ways teachers can better deal with digital fatigue

A version of this post was originally published in Edtech Magazine, on June 18, 2021. Teaching is a profoundly caring profession. Just like doctors, nurses, and therapists, teachers deeply impact the ...

4 Digital learning trends for Higher Education

A version of this post was originally published in University Business, on April 13, 2021. After more than one year of lockdowns and social distancing measures, it’s clear that some of the changes bro...

The uberization of Higher Education: fad or fab?

With the enormous changes brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a new kid on the block that people seem to be talking about a lot lately: the uberization of education. The topic is not new. Once ...

What 5 chatbots tell us about the future of HE

Last time we talked about Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education, we’ve seen how smart speakers can help university students navigate campus life. However, voice-assisted technology isn’t the only ...

How to overcome resistance to online education in Higher Ed

Embraced by some, considered by others only a back-up solution during these exceptional times brought by the global pandemic — that forced many universities across the globe to carry on their activiti...

Education technology and the future of Higher Ed leadership

Education is a constantly evolving sphere, but the introduction and integration of technology have changed it forever. “Learning” now takes on a different meaning, with technology redefining who can l...

Smart speakers are invading Higher Education internationally

A version of this post was originally published on October 23, 2019 in Education Technology. We live in a smart world. Our cars are smart, our watches are smart, our phones are smart, and even our fri...

HE trends: How do students decide to study?

Attracting prospects from a variety of different countries and regions stops higher education institutions from becoming overly dependent on a single market, and thus less vulnerable to economic fluct...

5 Reasons why active learning classrooms are the future of HE

Universities are complex systems, with many factors contributing to effective learning. Yet, for centuries, lecture halls have been the standard design for learning spaces. There is a professor that l...

Alexa goes to uni: how smart speakers found their place in HE

Higher education (HE) institutions are always looking to adapt to change. In fact, the most successful of them show the ability to prepare students for the uncertain future. In the age of artificial i...

Digital humanities in Higher Education

In my last post we left off pondering what digital humanities are and how — especially in higher education — advanced cross-sections between the written word and digital technology are creating new ar...

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