Personalized Learning Explained…Really!!!

Personalized learning is a hot topic these days. Almost everyone in the education industry is talking about how important it is to educate with personalized learning in mind. Yet is personalized learning the same for learners of an early age K-12 when compared to College and post-graduate students? Is it designed to deliver the same topic to the classroom yet different methods per learner according to her/his needs or learning style? Or is it different topics to the same

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Unified Edtech

I remember when I first read “MindStorm” (Papert, 1980). An old book with a futuristic View!… Thank you Papert. It is very sad how slow the educational system adapts technology. Until today a few schools teach code to their students as a mandatory subject. Even though programming means: project-based learning, applied math, creativity, and lifelong learning skills. I see the future of edtech as a unified. Students will master writing code. Different programmable products both hardware and software will

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EDaura secures a deal with UNRWA

The EDaura team. Founder and CEO Nidal Khalifeh at far left, cofounder Muneer Saifi third from left, standing.

In the near future, technology is widely expected to revolutionize classrooms worldwide, providing teachers and students with powerful e-learning tools. But students can’t ‘e-learn’ if teachers can’t ‘e-teach’. That was the thinking behind the ed-tech startup EDaura, which in the first week of February 2016 launched an education software platform designed to give teachers a simpler and intuitive e-learning system. “We feel that this app is designed by teachers for teachers,” says Muneer Saifi, one of EDaura’s founders. And after finalizing

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5 steps for effective blended learning

5 steps for effective blended learning There is no clear agreement on the definition of Blended Learning. Yet to make things simple, Blended Learning is the use of different means of information delivery to learners. An example can be; youtube, webpages, LMS, games…etc. There are many advantages for Blended Learning. Students can access information anytime & anywhere. They can absorb the information at their own pace. in Blended Learning students can interact with the content in different ways, they

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Social Media & the Classroom

Throughout the many years I spent working with ed-tech passionate teachers I learned a great deal on the best ways for utilising social media in the classroom. Teachers use of social media varies depending on the teacher’s level of comfort in sharing personal details with students. It also depends on the students’ age group & school’s culture. Teachers understand the importance of connecting with their students on social media. After all this is the space where students spend most

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Serious Games in Education

Serious games are games used to effectively and efficiently teach different levels of students using simple graphics (Charsky, 2010). They are games designed for a specific goal other than the purpose of entertainment. Serious games are a form of interactive computer-based game software where one or multiple players engage with a design carrying more than entertainment in mind (Ritterfeld, Cody, & Vorderer 2010). They are increasingly evolving as a mainstream method for accomplishing key objectives for different initiatives especially

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AI & The Edtech

AI & The Edtech   The future is having the web as your assistant. It can be through your PC, smartphone or your wearable technology. AI was first introduced by John McCathry “the father of artificial intelligence” (Rajaraman, 2014). Learning is currently being affected by AI. Students are not using their keyboards or mouse, yet they are using their voice. Google is offering Google Voice for search, Apple is offering Siri and Microsoft is offering Cortana. Students find it

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What is the right LMS for your school?

What is the right LMS for your school? Schools have been struggling in selecting a proper Learning Management System (LMS). The different LMS providers focus on the benefits and features. Most of the time the information is too generic or vague. If you watch a video it will only show you how happy people are with the product. Today I want to share my experience on how to choose a proper LMS for your school.   The team responsible

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