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Edtech competition of best practice to support education leaders

eLearningworld News What is best practice to use technology to improve education? To answer this question MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) North America has launched a new competition with the focus on the best models and support to identify the most effective uses of educational technology. This should be seen in the light of that the spending on edtech increases dramatically and this grows a demand for evidence-based research of what actually… Continue reading

Europeana #EdTech Challenge has been launched

eLearningworld News The Europeana Foundation’s work aims to from Europe’s rich cultural heritage transform the world towards a more open, knowledgeable and creative society. All over Europe, museums, galleries, libraries and archives are digitizing their collections where the Europeana Foundation can give support in the form of digital expertise and platforms for bringing cultural heritage to wider audiences. On the website, they describe their target groups as “Cultural institutions. Researchers. Teachers. Learners. Creative start-ups. Data… Continue reading

European Commission takes action for Digital Learning

eLearningworld News EU Commission adopted on 16 January 2018 the Communication on the Action Plan on Digital Learning with the focus on adding more fuel to the digitization of education in Europe. This includes how the EU can help individuals, educational institutions and education systems to better adapt to life and work in an age of rapid digital transformation. In the form of making better use of digital technology for teaching and learning, developing relevant… Continue reading

The benefits of using robots in class

eLearningworld News The research report: Hybrid Learning in Higher Education: The Potential of Teaching and Learning with Robot-Mediated Communication by Benjamin Gleason, Iowa State University and Christine Greenhow, Michigan State University, shows that robots could form an engaging bridge between online learners as well as with students that are physically present in class. The method is termed blended hybrid learning and Michigan State University has taken the lead in the development by a project that… Continue reading

How Blockchain technology can impact Education

eLearningworld News A new report called “Blockchain in Education” from European Commission shows the prospects of using blockchain technology in education and its potential to transform the field. The main conclusion is that: “Blockchain technology can help improve old models of data management and bring benefits to learners and educational institutions in the EU – if policymakers are well prepared to embrace the change.” The last part is very important and should be seen in… Continue reading

Belarus building for the Digital Age

eLearningworld News Three Belarusian universities have signed an agreement to develop a new tech-cluster with focus on edtech, science and production. With the joint experiences and mobility between the universities, the aim is to boost innovation within research and development within the fields mentioned above. The cluster will focus on fundamental- and applied research, joint bachelor- and master programmes, as well as support for patents and funding among other things. The cluster consists of the… Continue reading

Most read News stories 2017 on eLearningworld

2018 is taking off with a lot of upcoming news, but here follows the top10-read news stories of 2017 (the links opens in a new tab), more news will be published continually along with new services including the big launch of Storyteller on eLearningworld…   HAPPY NEW YEAR! Continue reading

Most read featured stories 2017 on eLearningworld

2018 is taking off and the grand launch of Storyteller on eLearningworld and publishing the first interaQtive Book is closing in among many things. So let’s make 2018 an even more creative and developing year than 2017. Here follows the top10-read stories of 2017 (the links opens in a new tab), more stories will be published continually along with new services… Top 10 Featured Stories HAPPY NEW YEAR! Continue reading

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