Posted in E-Learning Trends

E-learning trends of 2017

The results are out. Our yearly survey and response collation has finally come to an end. Here are the top e-learning trends that will drive 2017.

  • Educators are using virtual & augmented reality: to deliver materials and information in creative and innovative ways to deliver lessons to students.
  • Teachers and administrators are personalizing e-learning by taking technology into their own hands and personalize their courses using tools specifically made for this industry.
  • Industry predictions are that 2017 will see a growth in students signing up for free online courses (MOOCs) and other self-taught learning environments like online discussion forums.
  • With academicians starting to appreciate the advantages and benefits to using various forms of technology as part of the educational experience, we expect a lot of schools to integrate technology as a formal way of imparting education.
  • Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots are all set to free up the teaching community’s time and allow them time to plan and prepare the lesson material.
Posted in Advice

Is your Classroom “Pinterest-ed”?

Pinterest, is a web-based social networking service that allows users to collect, store, and share information, pictorially, using “Pins” and “Boards”. The portal has gained traction for its easy to use interface and is very popular among the fashion, arts, and cooking industries. However, like any other social media, Pinterest could be a great tool in the classroom.

Offlately this social media portal has got the attention of the student-teacher fraternity as a collaboration tool. Students have reportedly been using Pinterest to collaborate on group projects and exchange course information, new resources, save important links, and more! With quick, easy, and FREE access wherever there is internet access, this free application has become a campus favorite. Hope the founders of Pinterest are taking note of this.