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Making design the engine to achieve your goals

First of all, you need to design an entrance, a window of opportunity that satisfies the preferences of the target group(s) and also that engages the mind on an individual level. Purpose, outcome and interactivity but also unique aesthetics are important, and at the same time to not produce a cognitive overload for the receiver. Especially since it is at the next step the receiver should transform to an interactor. Here the terms of the… Continue reading

European Commission takes action for Digital Learning

eLearningworld News EU Commission adopted on 16 January 2018 the Communication on the Action Plan on Digital Learning with the focus on adding more fuel to the digitization of education in Europe. This includes how the EU can help individuals, educational institutions and education systems to better adapt to life and work in an age of rapid digital transformation. In the form of making better use of digital technology for teaching and learning, developing relevant… Continue reading

The benefits of using robots in class

eLearningworld News The research report: Hybrid Learning in Higher Education: The Potential of Teaching and Learning with Robot-Mediated Communication by Benjamin Gleason, Iowa State University and Christine Greenhow, Michigan State University, shows that robots could form an engaging bridge between online learners as well as with students that are physically present in class. The method is termed blended hybrid learning and Michigan State University has taken the lead in the development by a project that… Continue reading

How Blockchain technology can impact Education

eLearningworld News A new report called “Blockchain in Education” from European Commission shows the prospects of using blockchain technology in education and its potential to transform the field. The main conclusion is that: “Blockchain technology can help improve old models of data management and bring benefits to learners and educational institutions in the EU – if policymakers are well prepared to embrace the change.” The last part is very important and should be seen in… Continue reading

Iceland considers to remove VAT on books

eLearningworld News The new government of Iceland plans to remove the VAT on books as a result of decreasing book sales and diminishing reading- and writing skills among the Icelanders. The Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir says that as a country that can be seen as the land of books with long storytelling traditions, the new proposal intends to improve the conditions for book publishers and the readers. In addition, the proposal also includes new possibilities… Continue reading

Making Media Literacy Education work

eLearningworld News Not more but different media literacy education is required to equip people to be able to handle the evolving media landscape is one of Mike Caulfield that heads the Digital Polarization Initiative at the American Democracy Project messages in an article in niemanlab.org. He writes: “Recent studies seem to support this conclusion, finding that an awful lot of highly educated folks, skilled in all sorts of traditional media literacy, are hopelessly lost on… Continue reading

Belarus building for the Digital Age

eLearningworld News Three Belarusian universities have signed an agreement to develop a new tech-cluster with focus on edtech, science and production. With the joint experiences and mobility between the universities, the aim is to boost innovation within research and development within the fields mentioned above. The cluster will focus on fundamental- and applied research, joint bachelor- and master programmes, as well as support for patents and funding among other things. The cluster consists of the… Continue reading

To use tech to improve teaching of critical thinking

eLearningworld News In a report from 2015 by The Foundation for Young Australians that used data from 4.2 million online job postings in the period 2013-2015 it is shown that the demand for critical thinking skills had risen with 158% during the period. While the demand for digital literacy had increased by 212%, and creativity 65% and problem-solving skills with 26%. At the same time, other research shows that the teaching of critical thinking is… Continue reading

Most read News stories 2017 on eLearningworld

2018 is taking off with a lot of upcoming news, but here follows the top10-read news stories of 2017 (the links opens in a new tab), more news will be published continually along with new services including the big launch of Storyteller on eLearningworld…   HAPPY NEW YEAR! Continue reading

Most read featured stories 2017 on eLearningworld

2018 is taking off and the grand launch of Storyteller on eLearningworld and publishing the first interaQtive Book is closing in among many things. So let’s make 2018 an even more creative and developing year than 2017. Here follows the top10-read stories of 2017 (the links opens in a new tab), more stories will be published continually along with new services… Top 10 Featured Stories HAPPY NEW YEAR! Continue reading