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Inviting children to the world of design thinking

eLearningworld News Organisations in Singapore is offering workshops to invite children in the mindset of design thinking. Often the subjects at these workshops concern to find creative solutions to global problems, e.g. how to get people to exercise more. Another reason to introduce design thinking is to make children gain knowledge and skills of that design is much more than aesthetics and unique appearance. Design thinking is instead a problem solving method that include besides… Continue reading

New Office of Digital Learning targets leadership in tech in the arts and design disciplines

eLearningworld News The College of Arts and Architecture’s e-Learning Institute at Penn State University will be renamed to the Office of Digital Learning the new assistant Dean for digital learning, Gary Chinn, explains the mission in the following way: “A broader conceptualization of digital learning acknowledges that today’s courses can move across a continuum of completely in-person and completely online.(…) As students flow in and out of physical classroom spaces and virtual environments, a broader… Continue reading

Industry 4.0: Design simulation for a workable outcome in reality

eLearningworld News Individualized mass production is one of the promises of industry 4.0. However, it could be a staggering road to actually get a customer’s desired design to work in practice. The Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD in Darmstadt has developed the perfect bridge to effectively overcome this obstacle with simulation software that quickly tests the feasibility of individual design. The research team will be demonstrating a prototype of the solution on the… Continue reading

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   Continue reading