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A detailed Guide of how to protect your Children in the Digital World

eLearningworld News Schoolwork on the web, online games and social media, the activities are endless and engaging in the digital world. But especially for children this environment also includes a lot of dangers and as parents can not monitor every second their children are on the web, vpnMentor has published “The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet”. It includes totally eight areas, like smartphone rules, monitor and encourages safe gaming, rules… Continue reading

Imaginative AI to explore the world

eLearningworld News To make artificial intelligence think more like humans it has to have the ability to make better sense of the world, which means becoming more imaginative. Sam Gershman from the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Harvard says: “In contrast, humans can answer an infinite variety of queries about a scene.” This is one of the areas where Alphabet’s subsidiary DeepMind is breaking new ground within this area. The focus is to make an artificial… Continue reading

Paperbacks losing ground to eBooks

eLearningworld News The total sales of Finnish publishing houses were €250 million in 2017, including €35 million from ebooks that have been growing since 2012. At the same time, as paperback books’ sales are falling, the profit 2016 was in total in Finland €7,1 million, in 2017 it was €5,6 million. However,  Nona Ratia from the publishing house Otava says to svenska.yle.fi that the digital books are not a threat to paperbacks, but on the… Continue reading

France transforming Vocational High School for the Digital Age

eLearningworld News The vocational high school is intended to be a stepping stone for the students to be able to enter the working life from day one after graduation with accurate skills and qualifications. In the rapidly changing world of the digital society, France is now launching a profound transformation of this form of education. Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of National Education, comments on the reform in the following way: “This involves the promotion of excellence… Continue reading

Great success for project to learn to code in school – 65 000 pupils gets microcomputers

eLearningworld News Only a month after the launch of the project Ultra:bit a third of all schools, in total 703, in Denmark has registered to participate. The focus of Ultra:bit is to form a platform for pupils to learn to code among other things where a minicomputer is delivered to every child, totally 65 000. “It is a pleasure to see, how fast and engaging schools over the whole country embraced the offer of ultra:bit.… Continue reading

Four Robots to work in School

eLearningworld News Skövde is a municipality in central Sweden. When the pupils in four of their primary schools come back after the summer holidays a new educational assistant will meet up. Since the municipality has bought four robots to the schools. The aim is that the robots will assist in class in different ways, e.g. to help pupils that are lagging behind. The pioneering efforts to include robot assistants in education is triggered by Skövde… Continue reading

A New Generation Student Assessment with an Interactive Real World approach

eLearningworld News Online assessment has been around for a long time, but now the dawn of a new generation is here. One example is that the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is partnering with Tuva where the focus is to make their AIR assessments to not only measuring what the student know but what she can do. The basic method is to interpreting data from realistic and meaningful contexts. The first applications are focusing on… Continue reading

Virtual Reality Lab to monitor how People respond to Stress

eLearningworld News The U.S. Army and Tufts University are researching what people are thinking and how they handle stress. The main environment of the research is a Virtual Reality Lab that opened in Medford, Massachusetts 2016. The interactive research is focusing on supporting soldiers and field-workers like firefighters where the aim is to measure, predict and enhance people’s cognitive capabilities for better problem-solving in critical situations. In the Virtual Reality Lab, individual’s or a team’s… Continue reading

China’s no1 entrepreneurial tech hub

eLearningworld News Tsinghua University located in a northwestern suburb of Beijing was founded in 1911. After the start of a new specialisation, 1952 with focus on educating engineers the university is today is the most important tech hub for Chinese startups and tech development in general. The combination of the research from the university and the great prospects of receiving funding from the network of Tsinghua Alumni TMT Association has formed a very nutritious growing… Continue reading

New Lab to develop Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality-technologies

eLearningworld News Australia’s federal research agency is announcing the opening of a new laboratory in Canberra, the Immersive Lab, with focus on developing augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and 3D web technologies. The Lab includes everything from wearable holographic computer devices to interactive mapping systems and loads of other tools for development of applications and further development of these technologies. Small and medium-size businesses are invited to partner with the lab in order to… Continue reading