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5 Innovative Techniques for Creating Online Video Lectures

5 Innovative Techniques for Creating Online Video Lectures

by Adam Hodges, Ph.D., Sr. Teaching & Learning Specialist Video lectures are a central component of the online learning experience. But creating effective videos can be time-consuming and challenging. Online video production typically involves writing scripts and learning how to speak comfortably in front of a camera, tasks that differ considerably from delivering lectures to…
How to Design Lessons Based on Current Research

How to Design Lessons Based on Current Research

Written by Younes Bensouda Mourri & Adam Hodges We live in a time of rapidly accelerating advancements in technology. This can be seen in the field of machine translation which, over the course of a few years, has gone from rule-based translation techniques to neural network techniques to the most recent approach known as the…
How to Quickly and Easily Remove a Background in Photoshop

How to Quickly and Easily Remove a Background in Photoshop

Photoshop offers many different techniques to remove a background from an image. For simple backgrounds, using the standard magic wand tool to select and delete the background may well be more than adequate. For more complicated backgrounds, you might use the Background Eraser tool. The Background Eraser Tool The Background Eraser tool samples the color…
THE FUTURE OF CLASSROOM LEARNING: PREDICTIONS FOR 2030

THE FUTURE OF CLASSROOM LEARNING: PREDICTIONS FOR 2030

Each year the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)is held in Qatar. It’s the premier international platform that is dedicated to innovation and creative action in education. The theme of the 2014 WISE summit was ‘Imagine-Create-Learn: Creativity at the Heart of Education,’ and one of the topics on the agenda was the future of classroom training.…
HOW HAS TECHNOLOGY CHANGED EDUCATION?

HOW HAS TECHNOLOGY CHANGED EDUCATION?

Technology has impacted almost every aspect of life today, and education is no exception. Or is it? In some ways, education seems much the same as it has been for many years. A 14th century illustration by Laurentius de Voltolina depicts a university lecture in medieval Italy. The scene is easily recognizable because of its parallels to…
What Has Your Sex Education Been Like?

What Has Your Sex Education Been Like?

Have you taken any sex education classes during your time in school? In what grade did they start? What topics have you covered each year? Over all, do you feel you have gotten an adequate education around sex? Why or why not? In “As Colorado Moves to Bar Abstinence-Only Sex Education, Teenagers Take the Lead,”…
Digest #138: What Can (and Can’t) Neuroscience Tell Us About Education

Digest #138: What Can (and Can’t) Neuroscience Tell Us About Education

So, trust me when I say that I am all for cross-talk and communication between neuroscience and education. However, with the increasing excitement surrounding neuroscience research I feel it’s necessary to discuss some of the limitations of the ability of neuroscience to inform and influence educational practice. This digest collects a few different resources that…
“Qué es y qué no es”: el sueño de René Descartes que revolucionó las matemáticas

“Qué es y qué no es”: el sueño de René Descartes que revolucionó las...

El poder de las matemáticas reside en la forma en que su lenguaje y sus símbolos nos han permitido manipular el mundo. Pero durante siglos fue un mundo que seguía las reglas de Dios y la Iglesia. En el siglo XVII, emergió una nueva generación de intelectuales que no temía desafiar a la autoridad. Hubo…

El impacto de los videojuegos en el cerebro de los niños

¿Es bueno que los niños jueguen a videojuegos? ¿afecta a su desarrollo? ¿cómo impacta en su cerebro estar horas delante de una pantalla matando monstruos o jugando al Candy Crush? ¿es perjudicial que un niño se duerma viendo dibujos animados en una tableta? Conozco niños que permanecen ingentes cantidades de tiempo leyendo– simplemente sentados y…

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018: Building climate resilience...

11 September 2018, Rome – New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 released today. Limited progress is also being made in addressing…

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