How Cognitive Biases Influence Learning

There is often a tendency to show unparalleled enthusiasm when the figures seem to reveal that an experiment is positively conclusive. “I was right, we say to ourselves, the experiment worked so let’s implement it!” We will tend to listen only to people who have had the same type of result, while the arguments of

Assess efficiently: Why Peer Feedback is awesome!

Active pedagogies are on the rise! Flipped classroom, blended learning, peer learning, serious games, role-playing, we see more and more of these methods tested at every level of learning. However, evaluations are mostly excluded from the teaching field. In fact, according to our study of about one hundred trainers and teachers, about 40% said they

5 ways to prepare your students for hybrid jobs

We posted an article last week, talking about the rise of hybrid jobs on the market and its impacts on higher education. Have a look at this chart from Burning glass technologies and you’ll understand. Here you go. Obviously, the impacts that hybrid jobs will have on higher education are many and changes are needed

5 (big) problems Students live everyday

More and more solutions appear every day in the world of Education, in Higher Education. Nevertheless, the main actors in this universe, the students, are still victims of a number of problems. Some are social, others have to do with pedagogy, others are budgetary. Here are 5 recurring issues in student life. Stress This is

5 pedagogies for 2019

Technology will never replace the teacher but rather help him to elevate himself and empower his methods and pedagogy. Thus, in this article, we will not just take a look at some Edtech tools, but rather on the pedagogies that can be enriched by these tools. 1. Peer Learning Peer learning is a pedagogy that

Why Peer Learning is so effective

On the occasion of our first podcast WeTestEd, we had the opportunity to chat with Diane Lenne, CEO of the startup We Are Peers. We Are Peers is one of the Edtech startups currently in vogue in France. It must be said that they propose an innovative, effective and damn promising solution. What are they

Accreditation Management 2.0: tips from Dr. Keith Pond

Getting accredited is becoming an ever more important task to fulfil for schools who want to prove their quality on the international scene. That’s especially the case for business schools. It is a tough thing to do for deans although the reward is more than interesting. It’s all about having efficient processes. Although it’s a hard

How does tomorrow’s teaching look like?

Dr. Palmer is Director of Online Learning at the University of Virginia. She sees an evolving role of faculty and then shifting organizational structures and processes to support those specific role requirements. She views some technology advances as tools to run towards and others to avoid. She sees a near future of faculty working collaborative

Is it the beginning of the end for standardized tests?

More and more universities (ex: Yale, Columbia) in the US are dropping standardized tests as a requirement in students’ applications, making them optional. The reason is those top US universities until today had very low acceptance rates while students complained about the costs of required standardized tests like ACT or SAT. The results were that

6 steps to digitalise your tests

e-Assessments are among the top 7 trends of Edtech this 2018. More than simply digitizing assessments that you give to your students, more than making them pass the exams on their laptops, it is about improving learning and simplifying exam creation, grading. How does it improve learning? By offering the tools to the professors of

Why roleplaying is great for learning?

At the WTO event in 2018, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma said something that must be understood, “to compete with machines we cannot teach knowledge” as we find it everywhere now. By telling “we have to teach something human, unique, so that machines cannot catch up with us”, Jack Ma points at “soft skills” and “values”

Why do we learn so much from video essays?

In a previous article, we told you about our 10 apps and platforms we used to learn and among these was Youtube. Youtube not only made a platform that lets people share videos from everywhere around the world on a particular topic, it also made knowledge totally, mind-blowingly exciting. And there’s a specific area that has