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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

Using robots in school education – The pupils becoming teachers

The University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has started a new research project where pupils are becoming the teacher to educate a robot. The robot is programmed as “the ideal pupil” with the characteristics that it is curious, want to understand everything and ask constant flow of questions. In this spirit, the teaching-to-learn-pedagogy, has shown to be a very effective form of learning, both as a method but also that the robots curious will to know and … Continue reading

Building a modern Learning Environment: Trends and Strategy

One useful concept, one useful technology and one useful device that boost a modern learning environment. Micro-courses Google introduced the term micro-moments as a key for successful digital marketing. This refers to the spaces in life when you are ready to get engaged in order to fulfil a need and are open to make it happen. In this spirit when it comes to the need to learn micro-courses are the answer. Meaning, concentrated experiences to … Continue reading

Modern knowledge management in practice

Knowledge is power! However, today this is a truth with modification since knowledge becomes outdated much faster than before. Consequently, you will gain less if you save the knowledge in your own hideouts. The challenge for companies and the public sector but also schools is to manage to translate individual knowledge into organizational awareness and then to manage the knowledge-base with constant updates with focus on usability and pedagogy. Information management or knowledge management Traditionally, … Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence uses intuition to win Poker Games against professional players

A research team from University of Alberta, Canada and Charles University and Czech Technical University have developed a poker bot called DeepStack that have defeated several professional human players in one-on-one games of no-limit Texas hold’em poker. The research team writes about their invention: ”It combines recursive reasoning to handle information asymmetry, decomposition to focus computation on the relevant decision, and a form of intuition about arbitrary poker situations that is automatically learned from selfplay … Continue reading

Building a playground for the five skills that makes innovative leaders

In Harvard Business Review, Katherine Graham-Leviss, the founder and president of XBInsight, present the result and analysis of the competency data on nearly 5000 business leaders that the company has collected. The outcome shows that innovative leaders have five skills in common: Manage risk Demonstrate curiosity Lead courageously Seize opportunities Maintain strategic business perspective However, to boost these skills the workplace should work as a creative space with no bureaucratic or other forms of obstacles … Continue reading

Storytelling for Business Part 3: A brand’s memory and future story

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Rudyard Kipling wrote.  In this light digital technology gives great prospects to engage in short video-clips, podcasts, articles, other interactive content, social media and games. One excellent example of an inspiring storytelling-campaign is NIKE’s Make it count-campaign . However, like the author Nicholas Denmore writes “Things worth telling – take time”, a brand’s story can with these wise words in mind also … Continue reading

Taking workplace engagement and effectiveness to the next level

How can you make the work environment more effective with interactivity, more human-centric and last but not least … fun? Ok, let’s see, imagine the scene where the staff of a project entering the conference room, the project leader says: “Watson, bring me the last working session.” The computer recognizes and greets the project staff, then retrieves the materials used in the last meeting and displays them on three large screens, and the work can … Continue reading

Entrepreneurship on all levels while integrating in the Digital Age

The term “Industrie 4.0” originates from the high-tech strategy of the German government, which promotes the digitization of manufacturing. The term after the introduction in 2011 rapidly became generally acknowledged and used all over the world. Industrie 4.0 has been followed by SME 4.0 and Teaching 4.0 in Germany, and the terms has gained ground and flourished from a more general active entrepreneurial spirit. A favourable mood that call for an active (and successful) integration of new citizens, a … Continue reading