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Is remote learning in Higher Education here to stay?

Online learning could be a defining feature of higher education in five years, according to a new Ipsos survey conducted for the World Economic Forum. As a second wave of COVID-19 saw cases resurging across the globe in October,” said the WEF’s website, “more than 27,500 adults in 29 countries were asked how they saw higher education being conducted in their country, five years from now.”

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Synchronous Learning vs. Asynchronous Learning: Different ways of learning online

In this article we are having a quick overview of what it means to learn Asynchronously vs. Synchronously, and the reason why Asynchronous Learning is becoming more and more popular nowadays.

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Recommendations for teachers to create a safe environment in the eLearning era

Before coronavirus is over, teachers should be familiarized with the technology that is commonly used by their students. Once technology is introduced in education, teachers have an added responsibility besides from maintaining the concentration of a complicated audience. They also need to ensure that students have an essential notion on how to keep all digital learning environments safe and confidential

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Interview with Anja Sisarica, from Inspera Assessment: “There has been a new appetite, not just for figuring out doing digital exams safely, but something far more human is at play”

In this interview, Anja explains how in the past months the company has noticed a significant increase in the interest among educational institutions to do remote and digital exams, what have been their main challenges and how they see the future of online assessment.

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Key Aspects of the European Commission's Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027

This plan is a wake up call to mobilize for better cooperation between European countries. The two main objectives are to learn from the coronavirus crisis where technology is being applied at a level never experienced before in training and education, and build education and training systems suited for the digital era.

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3 Common Mistakes Made During Online Teaching

The process to replace in-person teaching for online or distance teaching is not a simple task. The implementation of online teaching isn't only expensive, it is also highly time consuming. Let's have a look at the 3 common mistakes made during online teaching.

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Social learning theory: Bandura's 5 key steps of the learning process

In this article we have a brief look at the social learning theory by Bandura and we also gather the principal five steps that he assures to conform the learning process.

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Which Learning Model Will Schools Choose This Fall?

A new guide published in New America (2020), proposed 4 scenarios for how school will look like the next academic year, taking on account the actualized understanding of the coronavirus and health professionals' advice for reopening. In this article, you will find summaries of these 4 scenarios.

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Where Does Academic Integrity Stand In The Online Era?

The greatest and maybe the most startling change for many is to shift away from controlled and monitored on-campus exams. The necessity of physical distancing has led to the decision in many universities to partially suspend the use of face-to-face monitored evaluations of class work such as written and practical examinations.

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Simple and fun EdTech tools to make the most out of your class

Digital tools used by tech-savvy professionals can help students to create a more engaging online learning experience and make their current and future studies easier, more effective. In this article, we present different options and tools you can use in your classroom.

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Plans for school reopening: an international review

Experts are working against the clock to develop alternative solutions for a problem that concerns every student and parent. The Edtech Hub recently published a report documenting “An international review of plans for school reopening" that can help explain a broad spectrum of approaches to beginning of the academic year in high, middle and low-income countries.

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Global EdTech Market’s Development for the next few years

The overall Global Education and Training market size will decline because of a lower administrative cost. The key factors of this market shift are the deflation on education tuition, combined with cheaper/faster credible alternatives and digitization.

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Some important terms to be aware of in the use of technology in education

The application of technology in education is visible in most subject areas taught at educational institutions and places of learning: from elementary schools to universities and corporate training. Mathematics, science, and technology lend itself perfectly for the incorporation of various technology (EdTech) software into existing curriculums.

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Canvas LMS and Google Classroom integration: What advantages does it offer?

This summer Instructure developed and made public the integration of Google Assignments and Canvas Learning Management System. Google Assignments is an extra LTI application that provides teachers a quicker, easier way to give out, examine, and evaluate student work with the help of G Suite. At this moment in time, it's accessible for every Canvas user.

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When Practising Social Distancing, How Should An Ideal Classroom Look Like?

As a result of the Covid-19 everyone can agree that a new era has arrived, and consequently, the way we learn and how our classrooms are assembled should be adapted as well. This article explains how our classrooms should ideally be organized.

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The Position Of Online Education Before And After The COVID-19 Pandemic

The use of online learning methods has grown dramatically due to the pandemic characteristics. This extremely high demand for online education resources has probably accelerated the digitization of the Education sector by five to ten years.

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Education in a post-COVID world: 9 ideas for public action by UNESCO

In this article we briefly recompile the nine key ideas for public action proposed in a recent report by UNESCO concerning the future of education in the aftermath of the COVID crisis.

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The Future of Online Learning: more entertaining, personalized and adapted to the needs of students

Rearranging offline education, classrooms, face to face interactions and turning it into online at a breakneck speed put enormous pressure on administrators and teachers. On the bright side, we have technologies and methods in our hands that can and will transform education for the better.

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Formative Vs. Summative Assessment: What Are They and Which One Suit Your Institution?

In this article, we will focus on learning the difference between formative and summative assessments and the main benefits of each assessment methodology, to help you decide which type of assessment best suits your institution.

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8 Key Tips for New Online Instructors To Adapt to The New Era

The Covid-19 outbreak pushed an unprecedented number of teachers to adjust to a completely new teaching format for which they have very little or actually no training. To help newcomers better adapt to the eLearning world, at EdTick we have a set of tips for educators on how to face the current scenario and the new education era.

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