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Lights. Camera. Covid
Lights. Camera. Covid.
By Anel Hugo | How the Pandemic Disrupted Video Production I joined Construct Education in February 2020. I joined as a Video Producer, with my main responsibilities…
Using Technology to Support Learnin
Using Technology to Support Learning
By Arafat Gatabazi | Gone are the days when we would have to sit in a physical classroom not so patiently waiting on the shrill sound…
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The Future of Online Education
By Levi Tango | In an ever-changing world, it is more important now than ever to have access to information. More specifically, learning information. To have…
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Work. Life. Balance?
By Wendy Viljoen | We all have to navigate the delicate balance between our work and personal lives. This is no easy feat! To make matters…
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It’s Called Melanin
By Nivashinee Krishnakumar | ‘It’s called melanin,’ I remember my mother telling me as I rested my head on her lap, confused over why I felt…
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Kindness Begets Kindness
By Carolyn Taylor | It has been shown that humans are inherently social beings; we’ve created multiple languages to communicate with each other, and our social…
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The Importance of Making Your Bed—And What This Has to Do With Online Learning
By Caitlin Moir | On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas and told the approximately 8,000…
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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
By Corlé Venter | Let’s get physical Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your…
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The Next Generation of Students
By Mikhail Pillay | A Glimpse Into the Future It's the year 2025. You begin your day by drinking your morning cup of coffee in Belgium,…
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Rest & Relaxation
By Louis Neilson | As Josh Taylor puts it, in Half•Alive’s song ‘Rest,’ “Living busy isn't giving you your worth.” Our goal for this week has been…
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What Barbie Taught Me About Course Design
By Elle Olivier | I never played with dolls when I was a kid. I had dolls, but I didn't play with them. It would frustrate…
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Why We Should Humanize the Online Classroom—Now More Than Ever
By Nadine Hamman | The global pandemic’s impact has been felt worldwide, causing many people to reach the end of 2020 with a sigh of relief.…
Accessibility in Online Learning
By Michael Passetti | Education and Technology Education and technology have always influenced each other. With advances in technology, we usually see parallel advances in education,…
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How Do We Move Courses Online for the Future Beyond COVID-19?
By Melissa Taljaard | Online Universities, remote learning, and online courses are not foreign concepts, nor are they direct results of the recent pandemic we find…
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Online Learning is Democratizing Higher Education
By Ross Taylor | Higher education is critical to our social and economic success; it empowers people to become capable, well-educated, and skilled citizens who can…
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Online Is the New Outside
By Sinethemba Nomatye | For the past year, our lives have changed in a drastic way in which we did not see coming where we had…
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How Online Learning Has the Ability to Help Create Job Opportunities in South Africa
By Sone Thasi | A job is not just the daily duties that one performs for a company; it is the very clothes that we wear,…
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Boosted Online Learning Experiences During Lockdown
By Carmenita Oersen | I began my Master’s journey during the year that I saw the world go into lockdown due to Covid-19. This meant no…
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The Power of Prospection: Positive Psychology Lessons for Learning Design
By Richard Mee | What is it that draws a student into learning? Why would they invest time and resources, time away from family, mental energy,…
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Design and Psychology: Why ‘Pretty’ is Not Enough
By Carolyn Taylor | It was the height of 1922 when William Addison Dwiggins first coined the term ‘graphic design’ to communicate his technical abilities to…
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Cultivating Authentic Learning and Why It Matters
By Firdous Sonia Butoni | “Why do I need to know this?” If you have asked this question during a class you were taking (either silently…
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Death of the Office Space (5 Pros of Remote Work)
By David Atherstone | Before I begin, I need to acknowledge that this is not a one size fits all approach. I realize that companies require…
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The Digital Divide in Education
By Cara O'Malley | I fully believe that online learning has the power to democratize education and change the world. We’ve never had a time like this…
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Gamification in Education
By Ofentse Mabiletsa | Studying and going to school has become a chore. Personally, I day-dreamed through school and university. Apart from not understanding why I…
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Remote Onboarding: Lessons From the Virtual Classroom
By Laura Meredith | I started my new job at Construct in July when South Africa was in Level 3 of our lockdown. By that time,…
Add Character to Your Course
By Justin Lawrence | When creating a course, you want to make sure that the learner can easily grasp the concept. Crafting perfect learning outcomes that…
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Failure’s Fortune
By Tauriq Latief | The Master and The Student “You must unlearn what you have learned." - Yoda If you love Star Wars, you’ll most definitely recognize…
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Better Together: Online Education Services Acquires a Majority Stake in Construct
By the Construct PR & Marketing Team | Online Education Services (OES), the leading online education enabler in Australia, has expanded its operations in the US,…
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Make Your Online Course Better Than a Textbook
By Seth Crandall | Have you seen an online course that essentially resembles a digital textbook? Such courses contain page after page after page of informational text…
This Chaotic Time Will Pass, Leaving a Crop of “New Learning”
By Michael Atkinson | "Today is the day after the U.S. election and it is a close one, perhaps closer than some thought it'd be. I…
The word Fun, and its meaning
The Ancient Art of Fun
By Chloe Fyvie Adams | We live in a world of scheduling, where every hour is planned and spontaneity feels like an unpleasant surprise. We spend…
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Navigating Brick to Click
By Lindsay Thomas | “But wait, there’s more.” It has felt to many that as soon as they’ve come to grips with one change in 2020,…
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How to Thrive Using Synchronous Learning in Online Courses
By Percy Mkhwanazi | Online education has been growing in popularity and accessibility, especially over the last few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Online learning…
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Embracing Scrum to Support Students Through COVID-19
By December Kinney | It’s not uncommon for me to wake up from a dream panicked about having a major assignment due, despite being several years…
Accessibility is an ally
A11Y Stands for Accessibility
By Suvesan Pillay | The Web is fundamentally designed to work for all people, whatever their hardware, software, language, location, or ability. When the Web meets…
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Why Project Management Means Nothing Without People Management
By Tebogo Matome | Recently, the demand for Project Management across various fields has been increasing. While at the same time, it seems that People Management…
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Don’t Dance Around Diversity, Embrace It!
By Zahrah Isaacs | If 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic have taught us anything, it is that ultimately, humankind has to work together in order to…
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A Beginner’s Guide to Learning Design
By Jana Krige | Starting as a learning designer (LD) in the rapidly changing world of online learning feels like stepping into a tornado, especially when…
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Lessons From Lockdown: An Opportunity to Learn Something New
By Andre Engelbrecht | With lockdown winding down in most of the world and laws becoming a little more lenient as time goes by, it's only…
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Back to School During COVID Means Engaging Online Learning is More Important Than Ever
By Victoria Hekking | It’s that time again! “Back to School.” For some, this is the most exciting time of year - educators and students return to…
Creating Motivating, Authentic, Social, Active, and Memorable Online Learning Experiences
By Mlungisi Mthembu | My role as a Learning Designer allows me to inhabit two different but complementary worlds simultaneously. In one world, I collaborate with…
The Goldilocks Effect: What Amount of Learning Technology is “Just Right?”
By Jonathan Dyason | The name of this blog post comes from Goldilocks's story, who had to choose the porridge that was just the right temperature.…
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Embracing Softness: Reframing Project Management Approaches During a Global Crisis
By Anna Shepherd | I am a Project Manager. I’m not sure what I feel about the mental image my job title can conjure. To some,…
Is Online Education Aligned with Creativity?
By Andy Sky | Let’s face it; there is a lot of negative stigma surrounding creativity and how it is perceived as ‘soft’ or ‘secondary.’ People…
Bridging the Global Gap During COVID-19
By Victoria Hekking | Being on the Culture Committee for a widely spread company with team members worldwide can often be as daunting as exciting. Until…
Why Quality in Learning Deserves Your Attention
By Nora Elsberry | Have you ever heard of the Missing Tile Syndrome? Coined by one of my favorite commentators,  Dennis Prager (,1), he explains that…
Effecting Change Means Leaving Credit Behind
By Cara O'Malley | “There is no limit to the greatness you can achieve if you don't care who gets the credit.” This was a quote…
Leadership in a Time of Crisis
By David Casey & Meg Knight | Successful leadership in a crisis situation is a matter of both mindset and a specific set of actions. While…
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Moving Your Courses Online: The Importance of Authentic Tasks
By Seth Crandall | Are you in a situation where you are taking your course or campus online for the first time? Perhaps you’ve been debating…
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The Power of Empathy: Why We Need it Now More Than Ever
By Katie Bradford | I believe in the power of empathy. On a day-to-day basis, it’s one of the primary tools in my toolbox as a…