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In almost any Canadian college or university, there are options for students to study online. Whether through distance education, the integration of ed-tech into the classroom or taking a blended learning approach like the flipped classroom, it can be beneficial to instructors like you to have knowledge of the online teaching realm. Not only what course options are available to be developed, but how your role as an online instructor can be developed and assessed

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International Museum Day has been celebrated on May 18 worldwide since 1977. This year, the theme for International Museum Day is museums and contested histories: saying the unspeakable in museums. This theme helps to explore contested histories where little is known or information is misunderstood. The hope is to encourage museum goers to reflect on how history is represented, particularly traumatic memories, and inspire visitors to think past what they experience on an individual level.

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As institutions of higher education develop their goals and learning outcomes for students, one of the objectives is often that students will develop critical thinking skills. With this purpose, there are a variety of questions. First, what do we mean by critical thinking? And second, how do we teach it? Researchers at Utah Valley University explain that we generally define critical thinking in two ways. The first definition is very broad and encompasses a number

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Learning a new language is no easy task. From reading and listening to writing and speaking, there are many moving parts that must come together in order for learners to achieve mastery. At McGraw-Hill, we believe learning changes everything. That’s why we’ve partnered with busuu – the world’s leading social network for language learning with over 60 million global users and 12 different language courses. busuu PRO can be used for university, high school or

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A special consideration is when a student’s request for a make-up exam or an extension on a paper is granted because the student had an illness or other significant issue. As study authors Zimmermann, Kamenetsky, and Pongracic define it, a special consideration is the “adaptation of the grading process because of circumstances beyond a student’s control that negatively affect academic performance.” Universities often have specific policies for special considerations and a student’s request must be reviewed

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For people of all ages, bullying is not a new phenomenon. Picking on others can take place with any age group or demographic, but one place bullying can often be consistently seen is at school. Although bullying has been around for years, the people, actions and locations it takes place have changed. For instructors, it’s important to not only address bullying with your students, but how it has changed over the years and the role

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As we delve further into the workings of adaptive learning technology, we want to take a closer look at the models commonly used within platforms (not exactly sure what adaptive learning is? Check out this blog to learn more). After all, the more we understand how the technology can differ, the better we can make more informed decisions when considering utilizing adaptive technology in the classroom.   Inference Models Think of inference models as having

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Over the past several decades, research has demonstrated that digital technologies have the power to change how we learn academic content. Can these same technologies advance how we learn and grow socially, emotionally, or behaviorally? This is a tantalizing question, and one that has long fascinated us. Even in the earliest days of digital technology, long before the era of smartphones and artificial intelligence, we have imagined the possibilities. For generations of science fiction authors,

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Previously in our Adaptive Learning video series, we took a look at how the science of learning is applied to this technology. Today, as we conclude our video series, we’ll be learning more about how faculty can help develop their own adaptive learning material using available technology. By choosing the right adaptive learning technology for your needs, the possibility to develop your own material through the platform is possible. Remember to consider the breadth and

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Sherry Fukuzawa and Cleo Boyd introduce their study with the claim, “Student engagement is a key factor in successful learning.” Most of us would agree that students learn best when they are actively engaged. But, there are a variety of factors at play in student engagement, including motivation, which we recently discussed in the blog “How Can Student Motivation Enhance Performance?” As complex as the many factors make student engagement, we are still seeking to engage students

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