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Artificial Intelligence as the driver of personalised design

eLearningworld Design News The development of Artificial Intelligence is one of the main drivers for increasingly more personalised content. At last week’s Learning Technologies Conference in London, Thimon de Jong, strategy expert, described this as “the you know me”-era. An ongoing transformation that calls for a new mindset from designers of learning and other forms of content. In this spirit, CNBC News reporting about Google and H&M’s joint project in developing an app that allows … Continue reading

Building a playground for the five skills that makes innovative leaders

In Harvard Business Review, Katherine Graham-Leviss, the founder and president of XBInsight, present the result and analysis of the competency data on nearly 5000 business leaders that the company has collected. The outcome shows that innovative leaders have five skills in common: Manage risk Demonstrate curiosity Lead courageously Seize opportunities Maintain strategic business perspective However, to boost these skills the workplace should work as a creative space with no bureaucratic or other forms of obstacles … Continue reading

Latest News: Ultra-thin electronic paper puts ebooks in a new light

eLearningworld News from Sweden Scientists from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg is developing an thin electronic paper containing pixels of the primary colors red–green–blue (RGB) that give the same reflectivity and contrast as ink produced by an ordinary printer. This in contrast to LED-displays makes it work very well in bright light. One of the research team members, accociate Professor Andreas B. Dahlin, said “The ‘paper’ is similar to the Kindle tablet. It isn’t … Continue reading

Latest News: Neuroscience research supports Kant’s Human Response to Artwork theory

eLearningworld News from the Netherlands A team from Erasmus University in Rotterdam has tested how the unconscious brain responds to art. The results show that if we are being told that an image is an artwork or not we automatically change our response, either by upgrading or downgrading the emotional experience. The research method was based on two experiments with 24 students. They were asked to evaluate pictures, some of real events and some of artworks, … Continue reading

Latest News: Design in Tech Report 2016 – STEM has to adopt an A

eLearningworld News from US “Design isn’t just about beauty; it’s about market relevance and meaningful results.” With this background it is time to rethink education is some of the main conclusions in the “Design in Tech Report 2016”. This should be seen in the light that 89% of the companies believe that customer experience will be their primary basis for competition by 2016, versus 36% four years ago, according to Gartner Report. This means that … Continue reading

Latest News: Integrating Art into Classroom Learning

eLearningworld News from UK and US The creative industries play a vital role in upholding cultural and economic health. In UK the sector is employing 1.7 million people and adding £77 billion to the UK economy in 2013. In addition it is creating growth and jobs in many other industries too. In a speech, October 15, the UK Schools Minister Nick Gibb welcomed an initiative to further increase cultural education in UK schools. He claimed … Continue reading

Latest News: Ministry of Education promote Art in School

eLearningworld News from Denmark Seven project reveive approx €500 000 to develop art and culture in school. The funding has a special target on music and visual arts. The Minister of Education Christine Antorini says: “With the new school reform target music and culture in school, e.g. with extra hours for music class and closer collaboration between schools and local culture and art associations as well as institutions.” Source: Danish Ministry of Education  

Latest News: School-system disables Arts and Culture

eLearningworld News from UK The creative arts sector is valued to £76.9 billion in UK. In the Warwick commission report that was published yesterday all aspects of this sector is included, e.g. everything from film and music to video games and fashion. The report reveals that the number of pupils taking GCSE in design, drama and other craft-related subjects dramatically falls. The reasons according to the report are spending-cuts and the government that exclusive focus … Continue reading