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Educational Champions to capitalize on their Excellence

eLearningworld News Finland works as a role model for most other countries when it comes to both educational performance and innovation directed towards meeting the digital society’s challenges. In this spirit the Finnish Government in 2015 started to direct its efforts to export this excellence in the form of education technology, learning resources and consultancy. The growth from 2014, when the turnover from educational export was €260 million is targeting €350 million by the end… Continue reading

Future ICT Challenges at CERN – the birthplace of the Web

eLearningworld News 26 years ago, August 1991, the world wide web was first published to the general public on the internet, as the result of a research project at the European Science Institute, CERN. Never a launch have been that successful, during the first 1000 days 100 000 users produced 450 000 websites with totally 150 million web pages that was visited by 30 million people around the world. This invention also is one of… Continue reading

The most workable driving-force for learning, new research

eLearningworld News Ty Hollett, assistant professor of learning, design and technology in Penn State’s College of Education spent the summer of 2016 recording youth action-sports participants to get a better understanding of how they learn. The total material includes 200 hours of video-recordings from a skateboard-camp. The results of the research shows an environment structured as a “learning lab”, where the driving-forces are based on interest and informal learning. In the “lab” training the skills,… Continue reading

“Making robots easier to live and work with”

eLearningworld News Leila Takayama is a leading researcher of robotics at University of California where her work is directed on the field of human-robot interaction. Takayama explains: “I’m interested in building robots that interact with people, that do things for people in their day-to-day lives, not just in factories and on battlefields.” Today, people in general has a very split opinion about robots, either we are intimidated by them or we have developed an emotional… Continue reading

Bilingual people using different approaches in math depending on which language used

eLearningworld News As the labour market speeds up its globalization, the mobility of students continue to increase and migration in general follow on the same path, bilinguality, meaning speaking more than one language on advanced level, will be more and more common. New research from University of Luxembourg shows that calculatory processes in math are directly affected by language. That the students use different approaches to solve more advanced tasks depending on which language they… Continue reading

The benefits of using Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education

eLearningworld News Catherine Solazzo, vice president of developer engagement for IBM Digital Business Group, points out two areas where AI will develop higher education: “To impart learners with skills that will help them succeed in the new world of AI; and for use by administrators to leverage that technology and understand how students learn, to then create a more personalized experience for them.” Solazzo will be one of the speakers at the EdTech Engage conference,… Continue reading

Making use of Humanoid Robots in Class

eLearningworld News A new doctoral thesis from Gothenburg University presents research of pupils’ interaction with an empathic robotic tutor in a middle school class in western part of Sweden. The robot was designed to be able to interact socially. The research conducted by Sofia Serholt focused on the pupil’s interactions with the robot over time and across different educational scenarios. Thesis also explores the ethical dilemmas. The results shows that the pupils follows instructions from the… Continue reading

Government speeds up digitization of higher education

eLearningworld News The Minister of Education in Norway, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, is launching a new strategy for digitization of higher education. Better access, more research on best practice to use digital technology in education and focus on the transformation of infrastructure and administration, as well as use of edtech and use of research data is some of the areas that is included in the new strategy. The latter area, use of research data, the Minister… Continue reading

Museum offers school’s in poorer suburbs education in coding

eLearningworld News The Museum of Technology in Stockholm now launching the MakerTour for Coding in School. During three years the museum will offer Middle Schools in poorer parts of Stockholm free teacher training, workshops in school and at the museum, as well as holiday activities with coding courses for the pupils is included in the programme. The focus is to improve the digital competence both for teachers and pupils in playful way in order to… Continue reading

Mission to accelerate innovation by Small- and Medium-sized Business

eLearningworld News SMEs’ are identified as today’s and even more the future’s main engines of the economy. But a bottleneck in this development is that SMEs’ not have the same capability as big companies to prepare and perform research and development project. Especially in the beginning of a project when there is a lot of risk involved. In this perspective the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is launching the initiative “Innovative SMEs”.… Continue reading