How to achieve Deep Learning?
Studies have shown that learners absorb only 10% from what they read, 20% of what they hear and only 30% of what they see. These percentages are rapidly increasing when learners are participating in workshops, watch video lessons or discussing. Consequently, it is not only a matter of collecting useful information but a matter of handling that plenty of data, so as to trigger and structure our path of thinking.
Thus, no one has a complete answer, but we are searching it, by combining traditional learning with the Learning Method of Socrates and online educational solutions…known as video literacy and the development of Interactive Teaching.
Arnos Online Education, the premium e-learning company in Greece, provides e- learning educational services for all levels, from Primary Education to University, over the last 30 years. Our website was launched in 2000 and since then, teachers have created approximately 60.000 video tutorials for the Greek curriculum, supporting approximately 30.000 students per day through our website, based on Google Analytics results. Arnos Online Education’ collaboration with Cypher Learning and NEO LMS has promoted our teaching approaches in a variety of different ways: Through NEO LMS collaboration tools, the structure of video literacy is per lesson and includes provoke-thinking questions for the corresponding teaching subject, theory, methodology and embedded questions and activities while watching every video. Video literacy is the first level of a lesson, to which we rely on, in order to develop blended learning and apply methods like a flipping classroom.
Our educational practices in live classes are developed with discussion among learners and teachers. Having taken the stimulation from video literacy, each learner has the opportunity to participate in webinars enhanced with forum discussions, supportive technological teaching tools and flipped virtual classrooms; all these under a mentor’s guidance.The completion of the lesson occurs through evaluation, where the learner confirms hers/his training of the particular teaching subject, as well as any signs of weakness, through quizzes, live assessment, and online tests. Thus, either with the guidance of our mentors or through video literacy, the learner returns to the appropriate points of his training, where the signs of weakness appeared.
In the 21st century the technological progress requires from the teachers and the educational community to keep up with technology in their everyday work. The video-literacy approach in education provides the possibility to exploit all the resources and the imagination of the teacher in a creative and revealing way.The Learning Method of Socrates by Arnos in combination with LMSs can appeal to teachers, universities, and enterprises the possibility of a circular class including video-literacy, discussion and evaluation. The crucial role of the educator is to provoke the thoughts of hers/his students and trigger out the dialogue in the classroom. Consequently, the teacher is not replaced by technology but is reinforced.
Thus, under the video-literacy structure, the teacher has the chance to evolve to a mentor and director.
So all the attendees can discuss the limits of video literacy and contribute their experiences in their classroom routine. The scope is to compare the use of video-literacy in an international extent and in various educational levels. Arnos created the complete e-learning solution that bridges the NEO Learning Management System with the educational content.