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Robots boost student’s engagement to learn, new research

eLearningworld News New research from Michigan University shows that robot learning generally benefits remote students more than traditional video-conferencing where multiple students are displayed on a single screen. MSU’s College of Education started using robot learning in 2015 where the robots are placed in class with a integrated video screen that is controlled by the remote student. In this way the student can communicate with others in the room and also move around within it.… Continue reading

“If we stop learning new things, we are destined to …”

Lifelong learning is one of the most recognized terms within pedagogy. The European Commission defines the term as possibilities to add and update all forms of skills, interests, knowledge and qualifications during the whole life. In order to give people better prospects; ” … to adapt to the knowledge-based society” (…) ”and take better control over once own future.” This is great ideas, but how do you put these ideas into practice? During working life?… Continue reading

Government speeds up digitization of Teacher Education

eLearningworld News The Norwegian Government invests close to €10 million in projects to boost digitization in teacher education. Five universities will receive funding and the purpose is that the teacher students should receive professional digital competence within their profession. The minister of education Henrik Asheim comments: “It is important that the teachers that educate the next generation gets even better digital competence. Therefore it is essential for us that the teacher education and further education… Continue reading

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