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The design thinking process of building a drone for disaster-zones, MIT research

eLearningworld News Engineers at MIT have designed a drone that can work without interruption for more than five days. At the same time as it stays connected, and can continue gathering data as well as provide temporary telecommunication, even if it is in a disaster zone where communication-problems goes with the territory. However, these vehicles do already exist, but the engineers at MIT have with new design managed to lower the cost dramatically, while the … Continue reading

Engaging the stakeholders in the Sharing Economy: Uber at the ICT Spring 2017

Last week I visited the ICT Spring 2017 conference in Luxembourg, which was a very inspiring event with speakers like the co-founder of TomTom, Peter Frans Pauwels, interesting startups like MyMusicTeacher and Jo Bertram, Regional General Manager for Northern Europe at Uber that talked about the power of sharing to the benefit of the society. During three years at Uber of growth hacking, she has grown her staff from three employees to 150 in the … Continue reading

After programming: The future of work

Even if something technologically feasible does not mean it will be generally adopted. Innovation does not matter, more than to early adopters, if the new solution does not start from and adapt to human prerequisites. Feng Li, Professor of Information Management at Cass Business School writes the following about future work: “Robots, AI and other technologies are very good at certain tasks but this does not mean they can replace humans.  My guess is, some … Continue reading

Developing an ICT-enabled public sector in the EU and Entrepreneurship

The EU Commission’s action plan to digitalise the European public sector until 2020 includes an ambitious vision of providing borderless, personalised, user-friendly, end-to-end digital public services to all citizens and businesses in the EU. The plan is based on the following principles: 1. Digital should be default for public services with a one-stop-shop via different channels. 2. Once only principle, where citizens and businesses only should need to supply the same information once to a public … Continue reading

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

Building bridges with Online Learning to educate the uneducated

eLearningworld News from Dubai “About 20 000 Pakistani children in the UAE are sitting at home without an education because their parents cannot afford the fees of private schools and community Pakistani schools are full” Samina Nasir former principal of a Pakistani school in Ajman, said to the National. Now an online learning project that targets these children has started for Primary School, grade 1 to 6. Soon grade 7 to 10 will be offered and … 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

Responsive and responsible keys to Modern Leadership -but some disconnect

eLearningworld in RealTime The fourth industrial revolution is here and it progressing. In this spirit, and the fact that too many people are lagging behind in the development the motto of the World Economic Forum in Davos is “Responsive and responsible leadership”. Unfortunately, several national political leaders seem to have another agenda today, their own and their political party’s power-position is more important, and people are seen as an overshadowing problem. These are the ones … Continue reading

Ancient Age Computer – how did it work?

The year of 1901 by Antikythera, a Greek island, a shipwreck was found with many interesting artifacts, like money, works of art and crafts etc. However, the item that made the archaeologist Valerios Stais (and later many others) most curious and confused was a lump of bronze and wood where he discovered a gear within it. What was it then that was found at the bottom of the Ionian Sea? The item that later has … 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