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9 Signs of a good educational website

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Whether you’re looking for a quality website for education and information, or trying to improve your own, it helps to know where the bar is set. Not everyone is a master of web development, which means it can be tricky to determine what makes a good educational website stand out from the crowd. Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to identify a high-quality educational site and develop one yourself.

 

Read on to learn what to look for.

Effective strategies for learning a language at home

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Learning a second (or third) language besides your mother tongue always earns you extra points on your resume. Being able to communicate in more than one language is a skill that most of us would like to have. However, with the kind of rushed lives we live, it becomes challenging to attend classes to learn a foreign language. We are either too caught up with our household chores and work life, or find taking up professional courses a tad expensive.

However, that does not mean you have to swallow your desires to learn a new language. There are several ways you can learn a different language if you put your mind to it.

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Remote learning: how we think about college expenses now

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After the COVID-19 pandemic, many students and institutions have learned that remote learning is not only possible, but advantageous in many cases. Colleges and universities have scrambled to put together virtual classes and online learning curricula – and they’ve been mostly successful.

While some schools have gone back to regularly scheduled in-person classes (with new requirements like social distancing and mandatory face masks), others have remained mostly (or fully) remote. The entire wave has caused millions of people to question the conventional cost structures of higher learning institutions.

Is online learning going to become the new standard?

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Organizing your home study habits in difficult times

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Perhaps one of the small silver linings (if they can be defined as that) of national lockdowns in response to Covid-19 is that many conveniences have been organized for us. Digitized services are used more often and considered ‘the default.’ This also holds true for online learning. As such, many more people are turning to online courses via online.

That said, it’s also true that learning can feel quite difficult in the midst of lockdown, or when experiencing wider societal shifts that seem to exhaust us. Furthermore, when having to stay at home for long periods, it can be tough to keep our affairs organized. This post will explore how the would-be eLearner can squeeze the most from their studies without burning out, using difficult times as a backdrop. These tips can help us all become better students.

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Foundations and benefits of game-based learning

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Gaming elements have long been used in education. In recent years, game-based learning has become a trend with a broad range of applications.

Educators use it across various disciplines to enhance collaboration, help students to grasp a tough lesson, or even structure an entire course in the form of a game.

Let us have a closer look at game-based learning with its advantages and most effective practices.


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e-Learning for kids: Here’s what you can do

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These days, many teachers are attempting to leverage eLearning tools and programs to help their students learn more effectively than ever before.

But eLearning tech doesn’t always take with kids immediately.

While eLearning can definitely be a challenge for kids, there are many things you can do to make the transition smooth.

 

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9 Time & money management tips for students

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Does it seem like your time and money simply disappear over the course of a semester? Do you constantly lack time not only for studies but for family errands as well? Everyone can benefit from improving time and money management skills.

The time factor combined with the ability to allocate financial resources is critically important for students. No efficiency can be achieved if a learner struggles with prioritizing. No productivity can be reached if they are burdened with debts. Thus, here you have a few working tips on how to put your finances in order while learning to prioritize or delegate your tasks if needed.

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Gamification in the workplace

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Gamification in the workplace refers to any number of digital technologies that are designed and implemented in order to motivate and teach employees, and increase productivity. Gamification typically makes use of online applications (although in-house proprietary ones are also developed and used) that provide employees with novel ways to learn about their roles, what is expected of them, and engage with their work.

In short, gamification is becoming widespread and very popular as an educational and motivational technique. Below are some of the most common instances of gamification in the workplace and why they are being used.

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Study hacks to improve your memory

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Studying for exams can be a stressful time for students. You have to try and retain information in a short space of time, and then you need to put what you’ve learned into practice. Do you struggle to retain information when you study? You’re not alone. Many people struggle to remember their exam notes. But there is a way you can train your brain and improve your memory. Whether you’re following practical online courses, learning a new skill, or studying for an exam at college, these tips will help you.

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The value of essay writing skills

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Writing education, a precursor to the literary teachings of advanced high school classes and a variety of college majors or electives, begins in kindergarten. Children learn the alphabet, they learn to read, and practice their penmanship on papers with lines that have been divided like roads. Then, they learn to string letters and words together into a sentence, a paragraph — pages upon pages every day till every student knows the difference between a run-on and a sentence fragment. And then, only upon completion of this task, they learn to write essays.

They learn the five-paragraph method; they have it etched into their minds till it becomes an instinct. Then, with little warning, they are finally plopped into high school, and promptly told that they should never turn in a five-paragraph essay again. Most students shift to four paragraph essays. But, what happens then?

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