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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

The largest company 2030 will be in Education, futurist at Da Vinci Institute predicts

eLearningworld News Thomas Frey at Da Vinci Institute said in an interview with Business Insider that: “I’ve been predicting that by 2030 the largest company on the internet is going to be an education-based company that we haven’t heard of yet.” This, in the light of that artificial intelligence research today is speeding up, and that in the next step robots will fulfill the gap of future lack of teachers and as a bridge to… Continue reading

Putting a national digital school strategy into practice

eLearningworld News As the last of the Nordic Countries, the Swedish government now has announced the implementation of a promising national strategy for digitization of primary- and secondary school. Today the map of school digitization in Sweden is very diversified where the pupils in some municipalities receive their own computer/tablet and where most teaching tools and content are digital, to others that are stuck in the 1980s contexts with a computer room with a few… Continue reading

Connected work, when robots taking over monotonous jobs

A new report from United Nations Conference of Trade and Development shows that the automation of factory work now also reaching the developing world. Two-thirds of the work available today, robots will be taking over. This development has been going on with accelerating speed in the developed world for a few decades. So, when politicians are saying that they will bring “home” production in globalized companies, they are really saying that they are trying to… Continue reading

Latest News: New five year teacher education and digitization in focus

eLearningworld News from Norway The Norwegian Government wants to transform the teacher education to a five year program that better corresponds to todays and future working life. A special focus is set to attract more foreign teacher students to Norwegian universities. The aim is that the new teacher education program will start from the autumn 2017. The Minster of Education, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen earlier this year introduced the vision in the following way: “We must… Continue reading

Latest News: Strong focus on digitization and VET gives innovation and jobs

eLearningworld News from Germany Strong focus on the needs of digitization and adapted education is strengthening innovation and gives high employment rates, this year’s OECD report “Education at a Glance 2016” shows about Germany. The positive employment results are closely linked to the strengths of the training system in Germany. The government terms this, vocational education training 4.0 (VET 4.0), that is referring to preparation for Industry 4.0, meaning a digitized and to a larger… Continue reading

Latest News: Government funding new tool and method to fight cyberbullying

eLearningworld News from UK An online app that lets children report bullying will be rolled out to 300 schools and approximately 120 000 pupils in the UK. The method of the antibullying-app is that the pupils take screenshots of abusive messages on social media or even take photographs of bullies in action. Then in the next step send them via the app where the reports will be delivered to read by staff at the child’s… Continue reading

Latest News: After the Screen Age – 10 consumer trends identified

eLearningworld News from the World The screen age started in the 1950s as TV entered mainstream popular culture. Today, in the digital age the development of artificial intelligence that empower new ways of interactions with different object makes the use of screens declining. This is one of the trends that the Ericsson Consumer Trends 2016 Report identifies. The report shows that 78% prefer better battery-capacity before bigger screens. While 85% of smartphone users believe that… Continue reading

Latest News: Digital Literacy and Innovation in Vocational Education

eLearningworld News from Germany Digitalisation of education is increasingly speeding up in Germany where a special focus in the over all creative environment is directed on vocational education. “Digital media in VET”-project is funded the German Ministry of Education and the European Social Fund (ESF) where digital media is recaptured to have immense potential in training with new forms of collaboration, effective ways of imparting the teaching and learning content. “Learning in the digital world… Continue reading

Latest News: “Oxford of the East” goes Digital

eLearningworld News from India Pune University is now launching a profound digitization of their classrooms as well as using eLearning content. The digital classrooms will include an interactive whiteboard, a digital podium, Android TV with a touchscreen and internet, document cameras to project live experiments and 3D diagrams. In this spirit the university has also produced more than 200 hours of eLearning content so far. Pune University was established in 1949 and houses 46 academic… Continue reading