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Latest tech inventions in Japan

eLearningworld News CEATEC located in the Tokyo-region is the biggest electronics show in Japan. This year robots was taking a huge amount of space, including everything from Omron’s artificial intelligence (AI) Automatic Transportation Mobile Robot that is designed to offer a co-operating workforce of robots for factories, to Panasonic’s social robot that is designed to be the perfect babysitter, it is both able to be the child’s support as well as a friend to the… Continue reading

The perfect match! Adding innovative thinking to experience, new research

eLearningworld News Cognitive training improves innovative thinking among older adults, that is the main conclusion of a new research project of the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas. Earlier research has shown that innovative thinking declines even before young adulthood and it may worsen with increasing age. However, with learning strategies that is focusing on attention, reasoning and multiple perspective focus, this decline can be reversed, according to the research. 140… Continue reading

Adding pieces together to form a European Education Area

eLearningworld News The EU Commission’s ambitions plan to develop a European Education Area is taking shape. Before the EU meeting in Gothenburg November 17 the EU Commission now is presenting eleven points for further integration and to inject the spirit of success stories like student exchange programmes like Erasmus+ to build a European Education Area. The purpose is that the EU Commission believes that education and culture can be important tools to fight several of… Continue reading

Research to create healthy workplaces

eLearningworld News How optimize the design of a workplace to create a healthy work environment? A team from the the University of Arizona Institute on Place and Wellbeing (UAIPW) in collaboration with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) used real-time wearable human health sensors and real-time environmental sensors to monitor federal workers’ in a multi-year-study with purpose to improve the work environment. The sensors monitored heart activity, physical movement and sleep quality. Where the results… Continue reading

Government speeds up digitization of Teacher Education

eLearningworld News The Norwegian Government invests close to €10 million in projects to boost digitization in teacher education. Five universities will receive funding and the purpose is that the teacher students should receive professional digital competence within their profession. The minister of education Henrik Asheim comments: “It is important that the teachers that educate the next generation gets even better digital competence. Therefore it is essential for us that the teacher education and further education… Continue reading

Teacher students learn to create digitally

eLearningworld News At Stockholm University students that is studying to become preschool teachers is also preparing for the digital society’s pedagogy by developing necessary skills. Since digital learning design and evaluation of educational apps for children is an important part of the curriculum. Where the production of a digital learning module is one of the examinations at the course, and the result is tested with children during the student’s practice in a preschool. The design… Continue reading

Substitute to Coffee? To sync brain waves to improve performance

eLearningworld News New research from Boston University shows that brain waves can be hacked in order to improve cognitive skills and could eventually work as a substitute to coffee. The focus of the research has been directed on two brain areas the medial frontal cortex that handles situations when you make a mistake or get surprised, and the lateral prefrontal cortex with focus on rules and goals. These are the two brain areas that often… Continue reading

Social interaction and gamification inspire to increase exercise

eLearningworld News New research from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University School of Medicine shows that the company of a friend and a gamified application is the best environment to reach your exercising goals. This means that social interaction and a gamified mechanisms that are challenging and competitive is the main driving forces. In this spirit, these activity trackers including designed gaming elements increased daily step counts by nearly… Continue reading

Boosting qualitative and effective apprenticeships in Europe

eLearningworld News The European Commission has identified 14 criteria that EU countries and stakeholders should use to develop qualitative and effective apprenticeships across Europe. The criteria includes learning and working conditions, like written contract; learning outcomes, pedagogical support, pay and/or compensation, as well as work, health and safety conditions. Other criteria concerns framework conditions, like regulatory framework, support for companies and career guidance. The Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen,… Continue reading

Strategy Games or Action Games which Cognitive skills do they train?

eLearningworld News A new study shows interesting results of how different video game types affect white matter in the brain and cognitive skills. The research focussed on the impact of strategy games and action games. The lead researcher of the study, Chandramallika Basak, PhD, Assistant Professor at The Center for Vital Longevity, University of Texas at Dallas, explains. “When researchers use video games as a tool for cognitive enhancement, they assume that game performance relies… Continue reading