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Educational Champions to capitalize on their Excellence

eLearningworld News Finland works as a role model for most other countries when it comes to both educational performance and innovation directed towards meeting the digital society’s challenges. In this spirit the Finnish Government in 2015 started to direct its efforts to export this excellence in the form of education technology, learning resources and consultancy. The growth from 2014, when the turnover from educational export was €260 million is targeting €350 million by the end… Continue reading

The benefits of using Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education

eLearningworld News Catherine Solazzo, vice president of developer engagement for IBM Digital Business Group, points out two areas where AI will develop higher education: “To impart learners with skills that will help them succeed in the new world of AI; and for use by administrators to leverage that technology and understand how students learn, to then create a more personalized experience for them.” Solazzo will be one of the speakers at the EdTech Engage conference,… Continue reading

Making use of Humanoid Robots in Class

eLearningworld News A new doctoral thesis from Gothenburg University presents research of pupils’ interaction with an empathic robotic tutor in a middle school class in western part of Sweden. The robot was designed to be able to interact socially. The research conducted by Sofia Serholt focused on the pupil’s interactions with the robot over time and across different educational scenarios. Thesis also explores the ethical dilemmas. The results shows that the pupils follows instructions from the… Continue reading

Government speeds up digitization of higher education

eLearningworld News The Minister of Education in Norway, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, is launching a new strategy for digitization of higher education. Better access, more research on best practice to use digital technology in education and focus on the transformation of infrastructure and administration, as well as use of edtech and use of research data is some of the areas that is included in the new strategy. The latter area, use of research data, the Minister… Continue reading

MicroLearning – For adapted and integrated learning

eLearningworld News MicroLearning is trending, according to ATD’s research 92 percent of the organisations already using MicroLearning is planning to increase the use, and 67 percent that does not use it today is planning to start. The main benefits are that it easily can be adapted to tight time-schedules in general and especially at work. At same time as this form of learning works perfectly when improving the knowledge and skills bit by bit to… Continue reading

Connecting to the digital age requirements – More coding and tech in Norwegian schools

eLearningworld News Coding and use of technology in general will be implemented in the whole school system (from 6 years old), according to the Norwegian Government’s new digitization strategy that was presented August 25. The Prime Minister Erna Solberg comments the event in the following way: “This week over 60 000 Norwegian six year old’s have started school. Many of them will come to work in professions that we not yet know what it is.… Continue reading

Lifelong Learning required! Research shows promising results

eLearningworld New Adult Education Survey is conducted since 2007 and has during this time shown a massive increase in people between the age 18 to 64 that takes on new educational challenges. In Germany last year, 50 percent of the Germans have taken part in some form of training. Most active in these lifelong training efforts are the group between 18-50 years, but the group aged 50-64 continually increases their engagement in learning during the… Continue reading

Authentic Science Education replaces traditional Curriculum in School

As the first school in Denmark, Sønderskov School in Sønderborg is now introducing the “LEAPS-model” to replace the subject-based traditional curriculum. LEAPS stands for Learning and Engagement through Authentic Projects with focus on Science. In this spirit, the education will be focusing on a cross-scientific projects that is directed on real world problems. “The teaching and learning will be taken out of the books and brought out in the real world.” the school leader Rasmus… Continue reading

Digital Transformation of Education in Denmark etc.

eLearningworld News In 2016 the Danish Government launched a project to co-fund (50-50) digital learning applications for the school system where the municipalities funded the rest. The total funding from the government was €8.7 million (65 million Danish Crones). All municipalities participated and 99% of the funding has now been used to digitize the school in Denmark. However, this is the second part of the project to implement digital learning, which includes totally 500 digital… Continue reading

Automated text analysis to improve student’s writing from Michigan University

eLearningworld News This autumn automated text analysis will be tested in one course at Michigan University — Statistics 250, after the upgrade of the M-Write application that is developed by the university. The main goal with the upgrade was to implement writing-to-learn pedagogies in large enrollment courses. Such courses that require a higher level of automation in order to fast identify the strengths and weaknesses of a student’s writing submission and improve the prospects of… Continue reading