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Our Monthly Reads: August

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Like Socrates said: "The more I learn, the more I realize how little I know", we are constantly motivated to strive for more knowledge in our area of expertise. In our Monthly Reads section, we bundle the best articles, blog posts, infographics and videos we come across every month.

1.      Converting Classroom Training to Online Training - by eLearning Industry 

An organization recently reached out to us. They are looking into transforming classroom to online training. Where do you start in such a transformative process? Is it simply putting a pdf of the classroom presentation up for download? Or is it something more? This article discusses best practices.

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2.     5 Examples of Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom - by The Edvocate

On the 1st of September, we celebrate all students going Back to School. We’ve seen examples of inspiring school systems in this blog series. But often, education lags behind in applying technological advances in daily use. Artificial Intelligence can be a great assistant in the classroom. The Edvocate lists 5 examples.

3.     Why the Singularity Is Certain To Happen in My Own Lifetime - by The Futures Agency

Gerd Leonhard, futurist and humanist, blogs for the Futures Agency. In this article, he discusses how the moment of Singularity is upon us. The Singularity, according to Leonhard, is ‘where artificial superintelligence becomes exponentially more intelligent, more quickly.’ 

4.     Searching Is a Thinking Skill 

·       Searching for the Ability to Think: Training Our Kids to Go Past Google – by the Coolcat Teacher

·       Reminder – Searching is a Thinking Skill – by Freetech4teachers 

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These two articles about roughly the same subject appeared on our radar a few weeks apart. Is knowing devalued as a skill? Why know when you can look it up in a search engine? But what happens when you lack the crucial thinking skills in knowing what to look for? In evaluating what you’ve found? In thinking, without copying?

5.     Why Soft Skills Training Is More Important than Ever - by Grovo Blog

According to Grovo, microlearning is the future of learning. Though we might not believe in such an extreme, we do see the merit. An often heard critique, however, is: how can you learn soft skills with microlearning? Grovo provides four tips.