Teaching And Learning Should Be Accessible By Anyone, Anywhere

Digitalization Makes Education Easier The concept of traditional learning has changed drastically, especially during the pandemic era. The students of the 21st century are more familiar with digital devices, and they are practically glued to their smartphones or laptops for various kinds of activities. The COVID-19 pandemic has given the opportunity to add education to … Read more

Social robots for 21st century skills: The new EdTech frontier?

Social robots: the missing link in EdTech Social robots are robots designed to interact with people. In contrast to their manufacturing siblings, social robots are intended to help not with physical activities, but with social interactions. They are usually cute, highly expressive and fun to be around. And like all robots, they can be equipped … Read more

Nurturing Modern Learners With Modern Learning Technologies [eBook]

How To Nurture Today’s Learners With The Right Learning Technologies The COVID crisis prompted many organizations to rethink not only their business strategies but employee development programs. How could they provide individualized support with their current ILT approach? Would they be able to identify emerging talent and offer upskilling and reskilling opportunities to their (now) … Read more

“Students learn how to behave online”

Minecraft is fun – but it’s also a useful tool for teachers. Swiss teacher Stefan Huber’s students explore complex issues while also reflecting on their online behavior. Caroline Smrstik Gentner: What led you to start using Minecraft in your lessons? Stefan Huber: During the first Covid-19 lockdown in spring 2020, I felt that we were … Read more

“Good teaching means being open to adventure”

Swiss secondary school teacher Stella Stejskal-Blum’s English learners dive into the world of digital entrepreneurship. Caroline Smrstik Gentner: What prompted you to have your English class explore ideas for a start-up business? Stella Stejskal-Blum: In 2019, I was working with students who had dropped out of school or were homeschooled, in a bilingual learning group, … Read more

“We’re rediscovering how versatile teaching can be”

CSG: Reorganizing the standard curriculum requires huge adjustments on the part of both students and teachers. How are they handling it so far? WS: All 25 teachers have been working on this project for the past two years, and they have made a commitment to see it through. In the past, school development has always … Read more

Could playing video games impact learning ability?

If we want to help children succeed and thrive so that they can reach their full potential, we need to understand their mental, biological, and emotional needs. Join Sean Sanders, Director and Senior Editor for Custom Publishing at Science, as he interviews outstanding researchers in a broad range of fields whose work either directly involves … Read more

Screen time before bed could reduce teens’ ability to learn in the morning

The COVID-19 pandemic has kept many students out of school for extended periods. With social distancing and quarantines, the overall amount of screen time has increased for many children and adolescents. Home schooling has no doubt made parents more aware of the benefits of digital technologies. However, research suggests that digital media can have a … Read more

“The children learn that there are many ways to see the world”

By building their own digital books, Swiss kindergarten teacher Caroline Cortès’ young pupils learn to structure and communicate their ideas. Caroline Smrstik Gentner: Why did you decide to use tablets with your kindergarten pupils? Caroline Cortès: During the first COVID-19 lockdown in spring 2020, I searched for work my students could do at home without … Read more

Levelling up research on the adolescent brain

During adolescence, the brain undergoes a fundamental reorganisation. It is a time when many mental illnesses can first emerge, but it’s unclear how this happens. Tobias Hauser explains that harnessing the power of citizen science through games could be key to understanding this developmental period. Juanita Bawagan: Decision-making is behind every move we make and … Read more