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Agile Processes Means Construct Carries On Through COVID-19

By Meg Knight | By having moved to an agile delivery methodology, with a globally dispersed workforce and clients, Construct is able to continue with our world-class online learning delivery, with external factors beyond our control having minimal impact on us. We make full use of tools which enable us to collaborate…
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Getting Your Courses Online Fast : A Simple Checklist

By Michael Atkinson and Sarah Polhill | Now is the time for educators to have a concrete “to do” list for moving their courses online. We wanted to take this opportunity to provide educators with a list of the basic components of an online course and helpful resources to speed up…
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One Foot, Then the Other

By Jessy Polzer, Michael Atkinson, Sarah Polhill, and Richard Mee | With the worldwide outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), life is asking a lot of almost everyone right now. Even more than usual. As we speak, teachers across the world are scrambling to move their instruction online. Students are concerned about meeting educational…
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Humor in Learning

By Haanim Galvaan | My high school biology teacher was very serious. She wasn’t quick to smile, she was stern and almost never laughed. That is why on the day she made a joke about sphincters, I laughed. I laughed way more than I should have. The lesson was about the difference…
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Back to the Basics: Design for How People Learn

I have a feeling that most employees of Construct get asked the same question I do all the time: “So, what is instructional design?” At some point, most of us probably had the same question. The answer to this question first came to me in the book Design for How People…
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The Rise of Online Learning: Analyzing the Biggest Concerns

“As a disruptive innovation—an innovation that transforms a sector from one that was previously complicated and expensive into one that is far simpler and more affordable—the rise of online learning carries with it an unprecedented opportunity to transform the schooling system into a student-centric one that can affordably customize for…
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What is Your Agile Recipe?

Just as a meal can come out differently depending on the chef, even if they follow the same recipe, the expression of agile delivery sees a multitude of different iterations depending on the company. At Construct Education, our Agile Recipe is based on our global workforce needing to manage multiple time…
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Digital Learning in Higher Education: Pushing Beyond the Three R’s

Over the last few years - and especially over the last six months - we’ve been partnering with an increasing number of universities across the world, supporting them to plan and deliver digital learning strategies. Perhaps the most exciting and interesting part of the collaborative process happens during the Discovery Phase…
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What is The Solution to The World’s Skills Gap?

There is a problem with the way we enter the world of work. Students are paying large amounts of money for education only to find upon graduating that their degrees aren't valued. That it's not only a university education they need, it's also experience they need. Opportunity isn't distributed evenly.…
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Equity: A New Standard for Education

“Please buy one from me. I don’t have enough money to go to school.” Those are the first sentences a young boy utters in a clip that went viral last year. The boy looks no older than ten in the video. He’s poor, selling trinkets on the streets of Cambodia in…
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Our Technology- Using Data to Elevate Online Learning

Data-Driven Strategy Our technology allows us to provide real value from the data behind learning- we can do this by evaluating the data we collect to develop a greater knowledge about learners through looking at their choices, actions, and results while using an online learning system. Using this strategy has allowed…
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The Benefits of Online Accelerated Learning

Universities are getting digital and moving their learning and classrooms online. It's no surprise why: they can engage a larger number of learners, create a more relaxed and flexible learning environment, and allow students to learn more in their own time. So why should you take an online course? More skills in…
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Mobile Learning: The Why, What, and How

Roi Shillo, Chief Technology Officer at Construct, recently had the opportunity to give a presentation on using mobile approaches with learning. The workshop was presented to the CampusIL, a government program that offers free courses from top universities to all the citizens in Israel. Forty to fifty people from all the…
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It’s Almost 2020 – Why Don’t Millennials Have the Digital Skills They Need?

The holidays are over and it’s time to begin planning for the new year. This is an exciting chance to start looking forward to all the new trends, technology, and opportunities that will be introduced within the next 12 months. It seems that newer generations such as Millennials have it all,…
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Do It – Digital Learning 3.0

We’ve all been there - the typical learning experience. We sit in a room and we’re inundated with visual and audio information from the ’sage on-stage’ and his or her slides and documents. If we’re lucky enough to be part of an “innovative” approach, we might be inundated virtually instead-…
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The Death of the CD- What Education Can Learn From the Music Industry

Why are you much more likely to find a concert ticket than a CD in your Christmas stocking and what does this tell us about the future of learning design? Last year, we were at Aston University talking about the future of business education with a great crowd made up of…
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The Impacts of Collaborative Learning

Collaborative learning is a great way to learn and develop skills. When everyone comes together to focus on a challenge with colleagues of different levels of an organization, different inputs provide a sharing experience to solve problems faster and get better results and develop skills. Each person brings in new…
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Lifelong Learning. Experiencing WISE 2019.

From November 19-21, the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) brought more than 3500 delegates from over 150 countries to Doha, Qatar under the theme: “UnLearn, ReLearn: What it means to be Human.” This year was the 10th anniversary of WISE, an organization established under the leadership of Her Highness Sheikha…
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Construct Celebrates Six Years

Just over a week ago, November 15th, marked six years since we were born as Proversity in London, UK. To celebrate the occasion, we hosted a company-wide, global celebration to honor all the growth we have achieved since we started as a small team in a modest office in Trafalgar…
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Student Perceptions of Virtual Reality in Higher Education

Meet Tebogo. Tebogo joined the team at Construct this year as a Learning Technologist. In his recent studies at the University of Western Cape, Tebogo had the opportunity to conduct research on the student perceptions of virtual reality in higher education. He has earned a Bachelor's of Commerce Degree in Computer…