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Mobile Augmented Reality to improve Military Mission planning

eLearningworld News Replacing 2D maps with interactive 3D-maps when planning military missions can “allow individuals to tailor their planning experience to their own preferences and those of their team members”, ECNMag.com writes, to improve effectiveness, outcomes, and security. While the traditional 2D approach is a one-size-fits-all approach that not adapting to the users’ cognitive abilities, augmented reality-based 3D interactive maps has the potential to adapt to individual users preferences. A Cognitive Science research team at … Continue reading

The benefits of learning to code at old adult age, new research from UC

eLearningworld News A new, probably the first, research study on people of the age of 60+ that is learning to code, has been published by the cognitive scientist, Philip Guo at University of California, San Diego. It is based on a survey that included 504 users of pythontutor.com between the ages of 60 and 85 from 52 different countries. The results show on what motivated older adults to learn coding was both age-related and non-age-related reasons. … Continue reading

Making use of gamification in healthcare

eLearningworld News Can digital games improve healthcare? That is what the annual Games4Health Challenge competition is trying to find out. The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at University of Utah that is arranging the competition invites college students from all over the world to design games that motivate healthy changes in behavior. The total amount of prize-money this year was 000 and after the time for submission of game-projects ended at the end of March we are … Continue reading

Making lifelong learning relevant as an integrated part life, a MIT solution

eLearningworld News How can you make lifelong learning an integrated part of your life? MIT’s WaitChatter suite’s solution, a Google Chrome extension for Gchat, is an interaction design that focuses on the micro-moments when you have time available. The suite includes vocabulary exercises in French or Spanish that you answer while you’re waiting for your conversation partner to respond in Gchat or in other moments of waiting. Carrie Cai, a PhD student at MIT’s CSAIL, … Continue reading

Lifelong Learning is Real Time and Continual, Human Capital trends

eLearningworld News Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trend Report concludes about the labour market of the digital age: “The concept of career is being shaken to its core.” At the same time as people that today is entering the labour market can look forward to 60 years of working life, this also requires continual updates and upgrades of knowledge and skills. In this digital age, L&D (learning and development) is an inevitable part to accomplish R&D … Continue reading

Talent Management building bridges to the working life in Germany

eLearningworld News The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) launches two new projects to promote education for young people in small and micro enterprises and a competition of digital talent open for all students. The first is a part of the training structure program JOBSTARTER plus where the BMBF will provide around 7.6 million euros of its own funds as well as funds from the European Social Fund. Besides providing in-company training, it … Continue reading

Robots assist pupils with grammar, equations and socially in the classroom

eLearningworld News Robots are today rather common Danish schools. These humanoid robots’ tasks are e.g. to assist and teach pupils grammar and math. It also engages children with autism to social contacts since they become interested in the robot that makes the pupils focus longer on a task. The robot includes besides teaching abilities also e.g. face-recognition which makes it remember each pupils name, which improves engagement even further, says Francis Nørgaard, teacher at Skolen … Continue reading

New Office of Digital Learning targets leadership in tech in the arts and design disciplines

eLearningworld News The College of Arts and Architecture’s e-Learning Institute at Penn State University will be renamed to the Office of Digital Learning the new assistant Dean for digital learning, Gary Chinn, explains the mission in the following way: “A broader conceptualization of digital learning acknowledges that today’s courses can move across a continuum of completely in-person and completely online.(…) As students flow in and out of physical classroom spaces and virtual environments, a broader … Continue reading

The largest company 2030 will be in Education, futurist at Da Vinci Institute predicts

eLearningworld News Thomas Frey at Da Vinci Institute said in an interview with Business Insider that: “I’ve been predicting that by 2030 the largest company on the internet is going to be an education-based company that we haven’t heard of yet.” This, in the light of that artificial intelligence research today is speeding up, and that in the next step robots will fulfill the gap of future lack of teachers and as a bridge to … Continue reading

Industry 4.0: Design simulation for a workable outcome in reality

eLearningworld News Individualized mass production is one of the promises of industry 4.0. However, it could be a staggering road to actually get a customer’s desired design to work in practice. The Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD in Darmstadt has developed the perfect bridge to effectively overcome this obstacle with simulation software that quickly tests the feasibility of individual design. The research team will be demonstrating a prototype of the solution on the … Continue reading