#seriousgames for education: #ReseauCanope is taking it very seriously!

For vocational training and more recently for schools, serious games are proving to be a vital new addition to the portfolio of digital resources – even more so since scientific experiments and studies have pointed out its advantages. The value of gamification for vocational training, both initial and ongoing, skills assessment and recruitment and raising patient awareness in the healthcare sector has been tried and tested. The serious games market is set to grow at a CAGR of more than 16%  over the next five years, according to a report by Markets&Markets*  – and education is one of the...

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The #flipped classroom: more than just videos instead of lessons

More and more schools and colleges are experimenting with the flipped classroom, which offers a whole new approach to teaching. Students are encouraged to take a more active role in their learning, become more accountable and develop new skills, whilst teachers have new opportunities to innovate by varying and personalising their teaching. Originally published on 12 June 2013, updated on 21 April 2015 From junior secondary school through to university, the flipped classroom has become increasingly popular in the past few years. As a professor from the Université Catholique de Louvain explains: "Flipped classrooms combine skill building, active learning...

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2014: a totally digital year!

For this year’s “Best of”, we look back at some of the key digital topics emedia covered in 2014 and their impact on people and organisations, and at the group’s progress in implementing its clients’ digital transformation. Merry Christmas: emedia will be back on 5th January with more posts. Digital in daily life How can digital help SpLDs? Better health through the Internet of Things How mobility is changing working time and space What is the human and economic impact of the digital transformation? How businesses can adapt to the digital transformation Open data: empowering citizens and improving smart...

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Education: how can digital help #SpLDs?

From using special fonts to the use of images, audio and video resources and note-taking apps, digital technologies offer a wealth of possibilities to help people with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs). The (right) font of all knowledge Researchers in Italy have recently been looking into the use of wider letter spacing to facilitate reading for children with SpLDs. Such research has been carried out using printed reading material, but Marco Zorzi of the Department of General Psychology at the University of Padua, who led the study, has also found that using other means such as apps, digital books using...

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Are MOOCs living up to expectations?

After the initial surge of enthusiasm, the reputation of Massive Open Online Courses has been somewhat tarnished lately by reported high drop-out rates and production costs. According to education professionals who’ve experimented with the concept, this data doesn’t accurately reflect the situation, although the right economic model and new uses have yet to be mastered.   Making a great online course, and why high drop-out rates aren’t a bad thing By Elliott Masie One of the most frequent – and quite frankly bogus – criticisms we hear about MOOCs is that course completion rates are extremely low, suggesting that students lose...

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Econocom finances and accelerates companies’ digital transformation.
With more than 10,800 employees in 18 countries and revenue of €3 billion, Econocom has all the requisite abilities to ensure the successful implementation of large-scale digital projects: consulting, sourcing and technology management & financing of digital assets, infrastructure, application and business solution services, and project financing.
Econocom has adopted European company status (Societas Europaea). The Econocom Group share has been listed on Euronext Brussels since 1986. It is part of the BEL Mid and Family Business indices.

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