So, what is an open university? The concept of an open university means that anyone can study courses, sometimes receiving credits or degrees, without entry requirements. Or at least, without high standards for entry requirements. This type of university model allows for anyone to get an education at their own pace. It is usually done via distance learning methods, including online courses. However, it’s not synonymous with distance learning, which can be offered at traditional universities as … [Read more...]
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This article is a follow up to our article titled “What is teacher 'looping' and is it time more schools in Canada use it?” In that article, we explain the challenges faced by classrooms in Canada, and the need to consider ‘looping’ as a possible solution. The pros and cons of 'looping' have been documented on the web already. Below are some resources to help explain the issue. Some are written by the insightful testimonies of teachers who have experienced teaching a looping classroom. … [Read more...]
The interesting thing about the education field is that it is continuously evolving in its method to try to improve, just like many other industries. Teacher ‘looping’ may be one way for Canadian schools to face the challenges of today’s students. This method of teaching means keeping the same teacher with a grouped classroom throughout multiple grade levels. It has both pros and cons that we’ll discuss in this article. Many theories of education are out there, and all of them contribute to … [Read more...]
This article is a follow up on one we wrote earlier about 5 Ways to Improve Learning and Concentration in Kids’ Brains. This time though, we’ll focus on helping teens concentrate longer. The considerations can be slightly different when the kids get older and have to be more independent, managing their own time. Concentration and increased attention span is correlated with better problem solving skills. As we know, problem solving is the foundation of most learning tasks kids encounter at … [Read more...]
The subject of video games has from the beginning been a point of heated discussions. And, as usually happens with these kinds of topics, the answer on whether or not it is okay to let children play video games depends on many aspects. Let's break down some of the most common misconceptions as well as benefits of children playing video games. 1. Children playing violent video games become more violent in real life: true or false? Because there are so many individual variables involved, there … [Read more...]
Following our article on educational YouTube channels for older learners (part 1), we’re continuing our list of places to find videos that would be suitable for high school or university-age students. Or the curious-minded adult! Plus, don’t forget our two original posts listing even more educational YouTube resources: Educational YouTube resources for better learning More educational YouTube resources for expanded learning YouTube engineering learning channels We found a few that … [Read more...]