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Design Thinking for Publishing 4.0 – people-centred evolution

eLearningworld Weekly Review Axel Roesler, Associate Professor in Interactive Design at Washington University, writes on BigThink.com: “… the world of innovation is a world in which humans define what is new and accepted and embraced. So, yes, human interaction is essential when we innovate. And, yes, again, 21stcentury innovation has to be people-friendly.” Good design is thereby an evolution of ideas that is improving human interaction where one of the main drivers is technology. Publishing … Continue reading

The importance of Multitasking skills in a Digitized World

eLearningworld Weekly Review Information overflows us, to the select the data of importance and to reject everythingelse, is a necessity to handle the prerequisites of the digital society. This also requires new skills and knowledge to boost the performance in the working life as well as the everyday life. The research presented below brings some of the basics of the requirements in the digital world. Skills requirements Research published in Human Factors: The Journal of … Continue reading

Human versus Machine Part 2: Learning skills

eLearningworld Weekly Review Learning to speak a new language brings health benefits and in addition we could be predisposed to speak more than one language, new research suggests. In this spirit multilingualism has shown to have social, psychological and lifestyle advantages as well as direct health benefits like faster recovery from a stroke or delaying dementía. Something that could mean that to reach your brain’s full potential and to “empower” it, multilingualism is a great … Continue reading

Human versus Machine: Better Adaption of Pedagogy to AI than to our Kids

eLearningworld Weekly Review According to new research from Carnegie Mellon University kids solve math problems by going through four distinct stages: encoding (reading and understanding the problem); planning (working out how to tackle it); solving (crunching the numbers); and responding (typing in the correct answer). This follows the general path that is set out in school, but is not something missing? Learning to Learn Jonathan Rochelle, head of the product management team for Google for … Continue reading

40 years after the Soweto student uprising – ICT builds educational growth

eLearningworld Weekly Review Yesterday, forty years have past since the Soweto student uprising started. High school students protested against racism and other injustices in school and the change of language in education to Afrikaans, in Bishop Desmond Tutu’s words: “the language of the oppressor”. The 20 000 protesters was met by extreme police brutality from the apartheid regime where the official number of students that was killed is 176, but other estimations says that real … Continue reading

Transformation of Recruitment in a Digitized Age

eLearningworld Weekly Review The job market is changing rapidly, but too many politicians still is promoting and sometimes make decisions on subsidies to professions from the 20th Century that is about to disappear. At the same time as they defend labour-market regulations that today only is holding people back. In a Harvard Business Review report the president of Northeastern University, Joseph E. Aoun, outlines a new labour market that is growing with hybrid jobs. This … Continue reading

Virtual Reality Innovation in the Nordic Countries

eLearningworld Weekly Review Let’s go shopping virtual reality experiences, or feeling more creative? Let’s tell a virtual reality story and publish it to the world. Welcome to the innovative virtual reality world of the Nordic Countries. Virtual Reality Storytelling To create an interactive and full-cover virtual reality experience you have to include all the surroundings. The eyes in the form of camera lenses have to cover 360×360 degrees angle and this goes for the ears … Continue reading

3D-Printing in Education – The Digitization of Things takes learning to a new level

eLearningworld Weekly Review Think of a future where all things are created without any waste, with personalised design and with a machine that could be in everybody’s home. Buy an item on the internet and you receive a drawing that you can adapt to your own requirements or build the item by yourself from ground up, use your 3D-printer, and you got the item in your hand. No distribution cost, no waste-material and an item … Continue reading

The Power of Internet of Things

eLearningworld Weekly Review The web connected people, now the internet of things is about to do the same with the devices. This development has turned into hype in media, but what is it really about? Gérald Santucci, Head of the Unit Knowledge Sharing at the European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks wrote in 2011: “When objects can sense the environment and communicate, they become powerful tools for understanding complexity and responding to it effectively. … Continue reading

SME 4.0 Competence Centres – On the road to Industry 4.0

eLearningworld Weekly Review The progress of Industry 4.0 depends on the development of individual technologies, a report funded by the German government shows. The report also confirms that small and medium-sized businesses are a crucial power-source for innovation within Industry 4.0. However, SMEs do not have the resources in comparison to big businesses to collect, refine and process information. As Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft said at World Economic Forum in Davos 2016: “Data is … Continue reading