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Lifelong Learning required! Research shows promising results

eLearningworld New Adult Education Survey is conducted since 2007 and has during this time shown a massive increase in people between the age 18 to 64 that takes on new educational challenges. In Germany last year, 50 percent of the Germans have taken part in some form of training. Most active in these lifelong training efforts are the group between 18-50 years, but the group aged 50-64 continually increases their engagement in learning during the … 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

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

Mismatch between business and higher education in Silicon Valley, new research shows

eLearningworld News One of the most important aspects for Silicon Valley’s continual growth and innovation is higher education, in a new book Stanford professors emeriti Dick Scott and Mike Kirst identifies several mismatches. The book with the title Higher Education and Silicon Valley: Connected but Conflicted is based on a longitudinal study describing developments in this area over the past 45 years (1970 to 2015). The research includes 350+ post-secondary educational organizations in the San … Continue reading

Use of Blockchain in Education – the future is here

eLearningworld News A new solution based on blockchain technology allows open sharing of academic proficiency and progress records in a much more efficient way than before. The solution is developed by Sony Global Education and based on IBM Blockchain where the main benefits is that it allows school administrators to consolidate and manage students’ educational data from several schools, as well as record and refer their learning history and digital academic transcripts with more accuracy. … Continue reading

Shooter games can actually harm your brain, new research shows

eLearningworld News Action video games can do more harm than good for your cognitive skills a new study from the University of Montreal suggests. Greg West, an associate professor of psychology at UdeM, that in collaboration associate professor of psychiatry Véronique Bohbot with McGill University, made the study, comments the result in the following way: “Video games have been shown to benefit certain cognitive systems in the brain, mainly related to visual attention and short-term … Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence to improve treatment of Cancer

eLearningworld News The expectations are now high among researchers that IBM’s Watson can become the bridge to improve treatment of cancer dramatically. “We have to change our whole behavior in looking at tumors. We are missing too much and too often treatment does not work for patients. With Watson, all oncogenes become targets.” says Dr. Ravindra Kolhe, breast and molecular pathologist and director of the Georgia Esoteric & Molecular Labs LLC in the Department of … Continue reading

Secrets of a new educational role-model country

eLearningworld News Reaching the top 10 on the Pisa-test, Canada has to some extent a different approach to education than the other countries at the top10-chart. Andreas Schleicher, the OECD’s education director says to BBC that equal access to the educational system is the key for the success. One of the main indicators of this is the outstanding performance of migrant children where they already after three years in the country scores as high as … Continue reading

Physical fitness training can significantly enhance cognitive training

eLearningworld News A new study from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign shows that athletes cross-training to gain physical skills works in a similar way for cognitive training too. The result is based on a 18-week study of 318 healthy young adults. The research leader, Aron Barbey, a professor of psychology, comments the study in the following way: “Learning provides the foundation for acquiring new skills and updating prior beliefs in light of new knowledge and … Continue reading

Digital Transformation of Education in Denmark etc.

eLearningworld News In 2016 the Danish Government launched a project to co-fund (50-50) digital learning applications for the school system where the municipalities funded the rest. The total funding from the government was €8.7 million (65 million Danish Crones). All municipalities participated and 99% of the funding has now been used to digitize the school in Denmark. However, this is the second part of the project to implement digital learning, which includes totally 500 digital … Continue reading