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The way to development is via knowledge generation, information and skills. Education lays the groundwork for individuals’ and societies’ development and is essential for development and growth.

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Indigenous Media is an award-winning next generation studio, creating transcendent content for every screen, from native digital content to film and television. Platform trailblazers, the company has produced such groundbreaking programming as Five Points,an upcoming original scripted drama series for Facebook Watch; 60 Second Docs, the top social publisher of exclusively original content on Facebook; Sickhouse, the first scripted feature film released in real-time on Snapchat; and WIGS, one of the first YouTube-funded channels, featuring female-centric scripted series.

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EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

Innovative compliance e-learning series now open to everyone

Article | April 14, 2021

The newly released Compliance Corner video library is a real-world compliance and ethics training series told through the front-line perspective. Following a successful launch, Compliance Corner is now available to all companies and other organizations. This unique video training series consists of short vignettes that speak directly to audiences at any level. It has been produced to complement existing ethics and compliance training initiatives. The vignettes can be integrated with existing e-learning content, embedded as stand-alone training, or as a complement to live training, whether in a virtual, in-person, or hybrid environment. As the Compliance Corner library continues to grow, adding more voices from the front-lines over time, new vignettes will automatically be added to the library and available to all existing and new subscribers.

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6 Foundational Practices for Effectively Teaching Students with ASD

Article | April 14, 2021

Those of us who work closely with students with autism know that they can exhibit unique learning characteristics. And in order to best meet students’ needs in the classroom, teachers rely on strategies that are most effective for learners on the spectrum. Through the work of the National Professional Development Center for Autism (NPDC), National Standards Project, and most recently, the National Clearinghouse on Autism Evidence and Practice (NCAEP), we have a clearly identified set of practices that are proven to work best for students with autism.

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EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

eLearning Gamification: Its Role, Effectiveness, and Open edX Applications

Article | April 14, 2021

Gamification in eLearning is a must-have way to make training more effective and engaging. But how do you implement it for the Open edX platform? In this post, we share some recommendations and examples. Using the game elements, eLearning gamification, provides an effective, informal learning environment and leads to a more engaging learning experience, facilitating better knowledge retention. It is important to mention that gamification tools are based on psychological behavior that governs our everyday decisions and provides a strong platform to share achievements, manage work progress, and build competition. These factors make gamification a powerful tool for learner engagement.

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How Online Learning Is A Powerful Recourse During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Article | April 14, 2021

Online learning is the best way to challenge the continuing threat of the coronavirus. With an increasing number of schools shutting down, students can continue to learn and evolve during this global pandemic (which is growing exponentially). The world woke up to "pneumonia of unknown cause" detected in Wuhan, and it has not been the same ever since. As soon as WHO declared COVID-19 (designated as 2019-nCoV) a pandemic, schools, colleges, and universities began to shutdown. Even countries are on lockdown (Italy), and many states have issued a suspension of or screening for air travel due to this novel virus. In fact, an uneven global response on whether or not school should be closed is also troubling.

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Spotlight

Indigenous Media

Indigenous Media is an award-winning next generation studio, creating transcendent content for every screen, from native digital content to film and television. Platform trailblazers, the company has produced such groundbreaking programming as Five Points,an upcoming original scripted drama series for Facebook Watch; 60 Second Docs, the top social publisher of exclusively original content on Facebook; Sickhouse, the first scripted feature film released in real-time on Snapchat; and WIGS, one of the first YouTube-funded channels, featuring female-centric scripted series.

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