You ask Siri to take a photo but it won’t hit the shutter automatically. Try it for yourself if you haven’t already done so. Say “Hey Siri, Take a Photo” and all it does is start the camera app and wait for you to tap on the shutter button. Here we explore how to capture […]
Tablets have always been considered as the fancier, more intuitive, and more portable “laptop” computer with its’ detachable keyboard and now with trackpad. However, it is quite strange that even as tablets have been taking their fair share of the mobile market since 2011, laptops never really went out of fashion, maintaining their ever-consistent presence […]
What Every Parent Needs to Know About Early Childhood Development (ECD) – Cognitive and Linguistic Development
Raising a little human as a parent may be your most challenging role yet but, if equipped with the right knowledge and care, will prove to be a tremendously fulfilling experience. In this series of articles we’ll look at the different areas of Early Childhood Development and how you as a parent can support and encourage […]
The Surface Pro tablet has been our favourite for education given its versatility and solid use case. Now in its 8th iteration, the Surface Pro 8 has not only grown to 13-inch but is the first tablet PC based on Intel Evo platform. It still spots a slim chassis with integrated kickstand, access to full […]
One of the most effective ways to learn is to study collaboratively in a group. This is not only a means of emotional support but also an efficient way to draw on each individual’s strengths and to share information and knowledge.
As a facilitator in the adult learning space, a successful course outcome is one where candidates are able to apply what they have learnt in the classroom, to their workplace. This is what differentiates Outcomes-based education (OBE) from a contents-based education. We have compared these two teaching approaches in detail in the previous article and looked […]
A contents-based learning is the way teaching has been done conventionally where the instructor plays a central role in learning. That is, they do most of the talking and learners need to commit what the teacher is saying to memory. An outcomes-based education (OBE), on the other hand is learner-centered where the emphasis is on the […]
Going back to school, college or university? It is time to thing seriously about getting a Mac. For those who just want fast, stable, secure, reliable, no-nonsense computing from their laptop or desktop, a Mac is an obvious choice. Not only does it give you all the above, it also comes with a huge suite […]
Writing efficient and effective learning notes is a life-long skill. It is a significant contributor in active learning and typically leads to good performance during an exam. The unfortunate thing is of course, that despite it being the root and essence of good learning, teachers rarely teach how to write good notes.
Yes, studying at home is a thing now with the pandemic, and we don’t mean for homeschoolers. It now applies to the population at large. If you can’t attend classes physically, the next best thing is to work from home (WFH)… I mean study from home (SFH). These Plus Chromebooks will keep you learning, staying […]
Effective Feedback to Learners – How to provide constructive and effective feedback to your students
An essential part of a facilitator’s role is monitoring and providing feedback to learners on their performance. This information gives both the opportunity to identify areas of improvement so that they’re able to meet the standards set that determines whether or not they achieve a certificate at the end of the day.
New generation, ultra efficient MediaTek processor is here and what better device to pair it with than the Chromebook. Not only are these new Chromebooks lightweight, slim and compact, they are powerful, affordable and come with super long battery life to boot. We look at 5 of the best ultra budget MediaTek Chromebooks in the […]
Beyond smartphones, Huawei has dabbled in tablets and laptops but nothing prepares us for the HUAWEI MateView. The slim and minimalist flagship 28.2-inch UHD monitor is really something. With plenty of connectivity options, the monitor cries out for an equally handsome desktop or mini PC. It makes us wish that Huawei would come up with […]
Effective Assessment Strategies: How to use formative and summative assessments to ensure your students are achieving their learning goals
One of the main roles a facilitator needs to perform is to monitor learner progress throughout the course. They will have to gather evidence to assess whether or not a student meets the criteria or standards to pass, or whether they have achieved the learning outcomes as communicated at the outset of the training.
Creating Synergy through Group Interaction – How to Manage and Enhance Group Interaction in Adult Learning
As a teaching professional who is passionate about your craft, you recognise the need to adequately preparate for classes so that you’re able to hold the attention of and successfully impart new knowledge to different learner types.
How to Encourage Learner Participation and Interaction – Employing Learning Styles and Questioning Techniques
Ideas For Facilitation Methods and Questioning Techniques to Encourage Learner Participation and Interaction (Target audience: Training instructors in the adult learning space who teach a range of subjects) In the previous article, we’ve explored different learning domains, namely cognitive, affective and psychomotor where the instructor needs to incorporate learning opportunities in the classroom that encourage students […]
It is scary when you realise that you, and you alone are responsible for everything your child needs to learn and know. When home education is a personal choice, perspectives and perceptions are formed over time. Changes are expected and parents are armed with or begin to gather, support and evidence to help them in […]
How to Inspire and Motivate Mature Learners – A learning intervention guide for training instructors
(Target audience: Training instructors in the adult learning space who teach a range of subjects) Teaching adults can be a highly rewarding experience. A successful learning intervention provides the opportunity for professional growth and whether this results in a promotion or gaining more lucrative employment, upskilling men and women guarantees an educator’s job satisfaction.
No, it’s not cheap. At $349, the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 12.9 is $150 more than Apple’s own Smart Keyboard Folio. So is it a worthwhile investment? We take a look at the one of a kind keyboard with floating hinge, the good and bad as well as your other options.