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“Design is the mother of innovation”

eLearningworld News “This is how design has become the mother of—not invention—but innovation and differentiation.” Erik Kiaer, managing director at Doblin, a design and innovation center at Deloitte Digital writes in Adweek. In this spirit, successful marketing is driven by design since today it is design that makes the products and the services stand out from the crowd on the market, not only visually but also user-friendly and functionally. At the same time as it … 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

Liberal Arts and Emotional Intelligence leads towards a bright Future

eLearningworld News Professor Joseph LeDoux at New York University and Richard Brown, professor at the City University of New York, conclude in the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that: “Emotions are not innately programmed into our brains, but, in fact, are cognitive states resulting from the gathering of information.” In other words, emotions are a response to what our brain receives and collects and not some form of … Continue reading

The Stereotypes of Millennials are an Illusion

eLearningworld News from Davos eLearningworld has written several stories about the millennials and the labour market before, claiming that millennials are generally not lazy and bratty that is a part of the stereotype. Instead can they be considered as workaholics that want a job with a mission, a job that matters. According to a workplace study from 2016: “More than four in 10 (43%) of work martyrs are millennials, compared to just 29% of overall … Continue reading

“If history were taught in the form of stories…”

Therese Fowler writes: “The history of storytelling isn’t one of simply entertaining the masses but of also advising, instructing, challenging the status quo.” In other words, good stories told in an engaging way are like oil for the brain to tear down walls and boost understanding. Since a story helps the reader decode new words more easily which is empowered by the reader’s motivation to follow the progress and learn something new. According to Uri … Continue reading

Latest News: Reinvention of authenticity in the digital age, new research from Stanford

eLearningworld News from US It is more authentic to listening to vinyl or sitting by a desk and writing with a pen on a paper in comparison with digital developments within the field is still a common view. The Stanford scholar Vanessa Chang’s research within this field of human interaction brings new perspectives. She says “We come to know the world through our movements. They embody our creativity, agency and subjectivity. As a site of … Continue reading

Latest News: €30 million to accelerate digitalisation of schools and colleges

eLearningworld News from France The French Minister of Education Najat Vallaud-Belkacem launches E-Fran (training, research and digital animation) in order to accelerate the digital transition in schools and colleges. Najat Vallaud-Belkacem explains the vision: “The digital plan for school can only work if the state, communities and teachers walk hand in hand.” From teachers’ extraordinary pedagogical experience small labs that favours exploration to find new innovative educational methods that is adapted to society of the … Continue reading

Latest News: Experiment with digital tests in Primary School

eLearningworld News from Denmark In May 2015 the Danish Ministry of Education starts the work with developing a central solution for digital distribution of written examinations in Primary School. During a trial period ten schools will participate. In Secondary School a similar project has been running since 2013. Different forms of tests and distribution, like test by email and system supported tests, will be used. The experiences from these projects e.g. when it comes to … Continue reading