Authentic Science Education replaces traditional Curriculum in School

As the first school in Denmark, Sønderskov School in Sønderborg is now introducing the “LEAPS-model” to replace the subject-based traditional curriculum. LEAPS stands for Learning and Engagement through Authentic Projects with focus on Science. In this spirit, the education will be focusing on a cross-scientific projects that is directed on real world problems. “The teaching and learning will be taken out of the books and brought out in the real world.” the school leader Rasmus … Continue reading

One more step towards a European eBook Market

eLearningworld News Step-by-step we see the lights of dawn for a European eBook market as the EU Commission and other EU institutions continue its work to create a European market for content and media. According to the new proposal that concerns geoblocking, all EU buyers abroad should be treated as locals, which means that EU-citizens should be able to buy digital- and physical products across the European borders without any price restriction or other obstacles. … Continue reading

Human interaction: Offline- and online interactivity in learning

Learning design is tech-neutral, which means even though the term was born in our tech-savvy digital age, it works equally good for offline traditional education. Since what you want to accomplish with your learning design is the best possible mix of interaction that works for all students. Patricia Santos writes in Clomedia.com: “If you’re not seeing high levels of learner engagement, skills transfer or business impact the first step toward a solution may be to … Continue reading

Engaging the stakeholders in the Sharing Economy: Uber at the ICT Spring 2017

Last week I visited the ICT Spring 2017 conference in Luxembourg, which was a very inspiring event with speakers like the co-founder of TomTom, Peter Frans Pauwels, interesting startups like MyMusicTeacher and Jo Bertram, Regional General Manager for Northern Europe at Uber that talked about the power of sharing to the benefit of the society. During three years at Uber of growth hacking, she has grown her staff from three employees to 150 in the … Continue reading

New approaches to develop design skills and build motivation

What can a museum do to develop design skills? As a matter of fact, it could be a dynamic creative space to such skills development. In this spirit, Victoria and Albert Museum in London is launching a school project with the mission to “promote design education for the future” that is called DesignLab Nation. The museum focus on promoting crafts skills from the heritage of manufacturing and design in industrial cities, thereby the project is … Continue reading

If anybody thinks edtech does not transform the foundation of education, think again!

The future of education is cross-disciplinary, one-size-fit-all classroom education becomes an adaptive learning environment, educational publishers becoming learning science companies, and as facts in an ever-changing world fast gets obsolete focus instead will be set on analysis, understanding and learning by doing etc., especially since the student has a knowledge-bank called the web is at her fingertips. In this spirit, Penn State University now is opening the Center for Arts and Design Pedagogy (C-PAD). The … Continue reading

Designing for the senses beyond visual

Designing invisible interaction that plays with the senses are a key trend in design thinking, where the experience of the receiver somehow beyond the visual outlook should be hands-on-useful. This could mean sound, touch or something else that attract attention for the human senses. One example is Tobii’s eye-tracking technology that is being integrated into more and more devices. Hana Tanimura, senior designer, Google Creative Lab, said the following to the Drum about sound in … Continue reading

The connection between skills training and general intelligence explored

eLearningworld News Most cognitive abilities are positively related psychology research has found, which means that a person that has developed reasoning abilities also generally has better skills in e.g. vocabulary. This factor has been termed “G” or general intelligence, but how this underlying mechanism develops has remained in the shadows until now. To find out what the g-factor really is scientists from Cambridge University has performed a longitude study where 785 people, ages 14 to … Continue reading