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

Edtech putting learning in an Entrepreneurial mode in France and Nigeria

How do you keep up the skills- and knowledge development in one of the fastest growing countries in the world? Especially since the country, like the rest of the African continent is known for its low amount of book reading. Nigeria’s answer to continually boost the growth by developing the skills- and knowledge-base is eLearning. This is a way of growth hacking with low distribution-costs for all and putting the development in an entrepreneurial mode … 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

How a word becomes a metaphor, new research from Lehigh University

eLearningworld News Languages develops over time, but we have little knowledge about how. To decrease this deficit the first large-scale study that researching the evolution of words has been published that includes 5000 English metaphorical mapping records within the time-scope of the past 1100 years. The research-project is conducted by Lehigh University and the University of California, Berkeley. Barbara Malt, professor of psychology and director of the Cognitive Science Program at Lehigh University explains: “The … Continue reading

Robot learns to compose its own music

eLearningworld News Shimon is a robot at the Center of Music Technology and School of Music, Georgia Institute of Technology, with the ability write and play its own music compositions. With the force of artificial intelligence and deep learning it autonomously without human interference selects bits from 5000 complete song compositions ranging from Beethoven to Lady Gaga. The first two compositions is now published on YouTube with Shimon playing with its four arms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j82nYLOnKtM and … Continue reading