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The Nordic-Baltic region collaborative strategy to take digitization to the next level

eLearningworld News The Nordic- and Baltic Countries has today a close co-operation in the digital development of the society. At a meeting April 25 they decided to take next big step in this integration of the region. The ministers in charge of digital development from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Ice­land, Faroe Islands, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania decided on a three-point program to improve the prospects of remaining a digital front-runner and make the region an experimental … Continue reading

Lifelong Learning is Real Time and Continual, Human Capital trends

eLearningworld News Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trend Report concludes about the labour market of the digital age: “The concept of career is being shaken to its core.” At the same time as people that today is entering the labour market can look forward to 60 years of working life, this also requires continual updates and upgrades of knowledge and skills. In this digital age, L&D (learning and development) is an inevitable part to accomplish R&D … 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

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

Attracting tourism with eLearning-programme and games

eLearningworld News Visit Norway is now launching an eLearning-programme called “Norway Expert” to engage and attract tourism to the country. In an interactive multimedia experience the programme answers questions like: Isn’t it always cold in Norway? When can I see the midnight sun and the northern lights? What is there to do in Norway? It is available in seven languages, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian. Where the first campaign is directed towards travel trade … Continue reading

EDTech and Renewable Energy to growth hack Africa

eLearningworld News 17 million of 128 million children (13%) in the school-age in Africa will never go to school because of lack of access and/or the fact that the format of traditional education does not suit their living conditions. In addition, the average age of the African population is 19.5 years, which means that it is a very young continent where 60 percent live in rural areas often far from educational centres. This is the foundation … Continue reading

Innovative EdTech solutions bringing refugees a bridge to a brighter future in Africa

eLearningworld News According to UNHCR: “More than 65 million people are currently uprooted by wars and persecution worldwide, including more than 21 million refugees. Half of them are children, far too many of whom are missing out on an education. According to a UNHCR report, only 50 per cent are enrolled in primary school, 22 per cent in secondary, and one per cent in tertiary education.” But there are good examples of hope of a … Continue reading

Taking the Lead in Research of making Higher Education Digital

eLearningworld News The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is now launching a nationwide research-project of how the virtual lecture hall should be designed. It concerns questions of best practice to use digital media for experiments, visualisation improvements with digital media, design and evaluation of examinations etc. An expert jury has selected 20 individual and joint projects at 39 institutes all over Germany that focus on the opportunities and risks of the research … Continue reading

New survey about Germans view of the future working life until 2030s

eLearningworld News According to a new survey initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) people have mixed feelings about the profound transformation and digitization of working life. 58 percent of respondents expect that jobs are lost due to the impending changes, which will cause unrest, and that the difference between high and low salaries will increase (83 percent). The main solution to this insecurity is, according to 90 percent, lifelong learning, … Continue reading

How to develop Soft Skills and Expertise in an EdTech and Neuroscience perspective

eLearningworld News All learning depends on the rewiring of neurons into new patterns. From this prerequisite, it takes 10 000 hours of learning to become an expert within a certain field according to recent research. The new rewired patterns in the brain once established creates a new unconscious competence and when focused on one selected field it creates expertise. However, to reach this level you also require soft skills, meaning the ability to critical thinking, … Continue reading