The spring weather is beckons us outdoors—beyond the tether of Wi-Fi, Netflix, and the internet. Are you among the Canadians who, according to the recent trends report published by the Brookfield Institute, are contemplating a digital detox?
What it is
The term “cognitive bias” has been around since the early 1970s. A cognitive bias is what you might think it is: it’s a thinking (cognitive) prejudice (bias). Psychologist Kendra Cherry defines it as “a systematic error in thinking that affects the decisions and judgements people make.”
According to a study conducted by the Centre for Extended Learning at the University of Waterloo (in press), adult learners like online learning because it fits in with their work and family obligations. But adults are busy people, and fitting online learning into an already busy schedule requires strategy.
Adult learners have known about the benefits of online learning for some time, as it allows them to invest in learning alongside jobs and family obligations. There are many ways to upskill or learn something new.
But what kind of learning do you want? And which online learning format best matches your learning goals? Do you want to
Queen’s Professional Studies has been moving toward writing online courses in plain language. What is plain language and why have we embraced it?
What is plain language?
Plainlanguage.gov defines plain language as “communication your audience can understand the first time they read or hear it.” There are many definitions of plain language, but we like this one because it respects the reader’s time and considers how good writing should sound when read aloud.