The New Year is coming and in spite of the fact that days are getting colder and dimmer, celebration will definitely be warm, hearty and hopefully not a snoozefest.
Beginning of the year is the best time to set up a goal for new achievements, or on the contrary, get rid of old annoying habits. Unicheck team has also been thinking about our New Year’s resolutions, but instead this is what we ended up with.
What are the common tools students use in their studying process? Are these ballpoint pens smearing the ink all over the test sheet, dozen of books tearing a soft backpack with their weight or an endless amount of clips, tips and bookmarks?
Not anymore, as educational technology and online learning increase its popularity year by year. Many school districts see edtech as the way to improve education and help students to get to the point about their future occupations.
What does a typical day for a student look like? Breakfast, pack your books and notebooks, go to school, take notes in classes, maybe get scolded for bad handwriting, turn in a paper at the end of class, wash the chalk or marker off your hands, read a book or chat with friends during the break, perhaps talk to someone on the bus on the way home, or take a shortcut through the park, or be angry at parents because they’re late to pick you up; come home, do the homework, mess up a notebook with a leaking pen, watch some TV or read a book. Sounds about right?
Today’s sciences merging trend continues to grow. And we at Unicheck can’t help digging into the issue too. From now on neuroscience, education, and psychology are brought together.
In fact, neuroeducation takes roots from Neuro-Educational Summit in 2009 initiated by the John Hopkins University and Dana Foundation. The key goal to be achieved at the Summit was to find any intersection between neuroscience, arts and learning to understand how students learn and acquire new knowledge. Knowing the peculiarities of perception and information processing, students will manage learning process more effectively and achieve better results!Read More
A teacher does not decide anymore what a student should learn, instead a student has now more freedom to say what to learn and when. Self-learning aims to enable everyone to analyze information, ask questions and find answers independently. A teacher becomes a student’s partner, and it is called heutagogy. While making decisions and taking control over learning, a student should know how to find and produce valid and unique information. As for the latter, Unicheck may come handy.
Heutagogy is inextricably bound with such student qualities as learning determination, capability, self-reflection, double-loop learning, and non-linear learning. Here is a brief outline of all qualities that you should have or develop. Read More
Teacher’s work is highly demanding and requires thorough methodological preparation and logical structuring of every lesson. No doubt teachers do not have ample time for composing effective classes, it is vital to have materials at your fingertips to alleviate your work and be more inspired about your profession. Read More
Have you ever gone to a fortune teller? We, at Unicheck, bet you thought about it at least once. Predicting is something that we are still new to, but willing to try our hand at.
Throughout 2016 our team went to a series of educational conferences held across Europe and US. Being fond of workshops and exchanging ideas with true fans of education helped us much figure out what changes may await you in 2017. By outlining the key transformations for both online and offline learning, we hope you can grasp at the chance to quickly update your learning or teaching strategy for this year.
Intrigued? Then, proceed reading and learn what new opportunities MOOC can offer and how microlearning will let you upgrade on the go.Read More
Unicheck recently had a thrilling opportunity to interview Todd VanDuzer, an $85,000 scholarship winner, CEO and co-founder of Student-Tutor. He also has a 7-year unrivalled experience working as a tutor and SAT & ACT course developer.