Dynamic Learning Made Simple

| June 3, 2019

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Want to reduce employee turnover and improve engagement? Today’s workforce is looking for more than your standard pay and benefits package. For many, that means training and development.

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CreativeLive

CreativeLive is the world’s leading live, online classroom for creative entrepreneurs. Using a scalable freemium model, CreativeLive is transforming the $100 billion continuing education market by offering frictionless access to the best teachers in the world via a social video platform. The company was founded in April 2010 by world-renowned photographer, director and artist Chase Jarvis and entrepreneur Craig Swanson. The company is led by CEO Chase Jarvis, backed by Greylock Partners and Social+Capital, and has locations in Seattle and San Francisco.

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ONLINE EDUCATION

Upskill from the Sofa Through Online Learning

Article | May 18, 2021

We spend between 24 and 25 years of our lives working, so it would be remiss to think that the learning stops when you step out of education. On the contrary, at the rate of technology and change it’s clear that upskilling yourself is vital to adopt new skills. Growth, after all, is essential for your career progression, as well as personal growth. But what is upskilling, how can it benefit you, and what’s the deal with digital learning? In this feature we’ll examine this and more. Upskill meaning Upskilling is an investment in yourself (or an employee) to advance their skills, education and learning. It can be undertaken by an individual, or a company, to better further their growth. It can also be important to ‘reskill’ or level-up your learning after a period of time off, as many parents do re-entering the workforce after paternity leave for instance.

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Purple Mash Games Design Competition - Winners

Article | May 18, 2021

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Purple Mash Games Design Competition. We received over 8,200 entries in total across all three categories and across the 2Simple team we ensured each and every single game was played. Huge congratulations to Lara from Queen’s Park Academy for her game ‘Pets in Peril’. Our judging panel commented.

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EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

What makes learners successful in online learning?

Article | May 18, 2021

Many factors can influence academic success and your strategies won’t differ too much from face-to-face studies to online learning. But who wouldn’t want some tips to ensure that they are successful in their online learning studies? So, with that in mind, here are some factors that impact your online learning success. Internal factors These are the factors that come from your head and your heart, which you can control if you pay attention to them: Active, timely participation in the course. Lecturers were interviewed in a study and asked what was likely to predict a student’s successful completion of an online course. By far the most common answer was that “the most successful online students participate early, participate often, and allow enough time in their schedule to ensure effective completion of all aspects of the course.” (Mandernach, Donnelli and Dailey-hebert, 2006). This means you need to manage your time and get involved by asking lots of questions early on. Personal initiative and motivation. Although motivation is essential in all aspects of studying, online learning requires a lot more independent effort because of the physical distance between educators and peers. This means to study online you should examine your commitment to the course or programme and make sure you remember “why” you started. Digital literacy. The ability and confidence to navigate technology will mean that you have more time to spend on the actual course content, rather than spending all your time learning how to use the new tech. If you are not comfortable in this arena, spend some time doing a digital literacy course. Reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Being able to read and write with comprehension will set you up for success. The necessity to explain what you have learned is essential in all learning spaces, in the online space however, this extends to the discussion forums and emails to your lecturer. Being clear and succinct will mean you get the help you need quickly.

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SURPRISING PLACES WHERE EDTECH OUTSHINES AMERICA

Article | May 18, 2021

With the extreme popularity of technology, it would seem like education technology would be all the rage. It certainly appears to be in America, where schools can’t get enough of it. In 2018 alone, the U.S. Department of Education spent almost $140 billion on education reforms. A large portion of that went into edtech, but we’ve seen little in the way of achievement. Schools in the United States tend to waste their money on edtech, purchasing redundant programs or letting subscriptions lapse without ever using them.

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Spotlight

CreativeLive

CreativeLive is the world’s leading live, online classroom for creative entrepreneurs. Using a scalable freemium model, CreativeLive is transforming the $100 billion continuing education market by offering frictionless access to the best teachers in the world via a social video platform. The company was founded in April 2010 by world-renowned photographer, director and artist Chase Jarvis and entrepreneur Craig Swanson. The company is led by CEO Chase Jarvis, backed by Greylock Partners and Social+Capital, and has locations in Seattle and San Francisco.

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