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Reading on paper and computer screen, what are the differences?

There are significant differences between how people read a text on a computer-screen in comparison to a printed page. Studies show that when somebody reads a printed page she often reads word by word and row after row. While web pages research  shows that 79% of the participants in a test instead scan the text. The participants of the test stopped at specific words and phrases, and jumped further downwards the web-text. A later study… Continue reading

Edtech putting learning in an Entrepreneurial mode in France and Nigeria

How do you keep up the skills- and knowledge development in one of the fastest growing countries in the world? Especially since the country, like the rest of the African continent is known for its low amount of book reading. Nigeria’s answer to continually boost the growth by developing the skills- and knowledge-base is eLearning. This is a way of growth hacking with low distribution-costs for all and putting the development in an entrepreneurial mode… 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

Modern knowledge management in practice

Knowledge is power! However, today this is a truth with modification since knowledge becomes outdated much faster than before. Consequently, you will gain less if you save the knowledge in your own hideouts. The challenge for companies and the public sector but also schools is to manage to translate individual knowledge into organizational awareness and then to manage the knowledge-base with constant updates with focus on usability and pedagogy. Information management or knowledge management Traditionally,… Continue reading

Most read eLearningworld News and reviews 2016

Top 5 eLearningworld Reviews “If history were taught in the form of stories…”  Getting Design Thinking into the Core of the Organisation and Learning  The importance of Multitasking skills in a Digitized World  How to Engage with Gamification for Serious Results  Setting the Organisation in a Design Thinking and Learning Mood  Top 10 eLearningworld News Latest News: Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2017, according to Gartner  Latest News: Growth hacking trends in Scientific Publishing Latest… Continue reading

Interactive Storytelling for Everybody

The world, according to the management guru Peter Drucker, consists of two kinds of people: Readers and Listeners. With these words, he is referring to how we learn and process information. In this spirit, different people prefer different environments when they learn or perform other engaging tasks. Some prefer a printed book or an audiobook, others a digital makerspace or a real lab to actually create in a learning by doing approach, or a game… Continue reading

Latest News: 86% of the Germans want more digital education in schools, new survey shows

eLearningworld News from Germany Germans see many benefits with more use of digital tools and services in school, this is the main results of a new survey on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In this spirit 79 percent of respondents said that the increased use of digital technologies in education is indispensable in order to be prepared for the challenges of the 21st century, while 67 percent of respondents said… Continue reading

Latest News: First cornerstone to build a Nordic Edtech Community

eLearningworld News from Nordic Countries The only edtech accelerator hub in the Nordic Countries, the Finnish XEdu, and Edtech Sweden announcing a new co-operation with ambition to build an extended Edtech Community for support and collaboration opportunities for Edtech startups.  Niko Lindholm, Program Director at xEdu comments: We really look forward to being able to communicate the possibility to join the xEdu program to Sweden through our partner and its extensive network. This is the… Continue reading

Latest News: Benefits of using Virtual Reality in the Workplace

eLearningworld News from Germany The Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) of Bielefeld University is one of 43 clusters of excellence in Germany. During 8-9 September 2016, CITEC is arranging the conference “Towards the workplace of the future — with virtual reality” where experts will present the latest developments and studies on augmented and virtual reality for the workplace. In short, VR works as a money-saver, tech-tester and as an authentic job training environment… Continue reading

Latest News: Basics of Learning Design for effective Knowledge Development

eLearningworld News from the World RK Prasad, the founder and CEO of CommLab India, identify in a new article on ATD five basic elements for successful technology enhanced learning design. The first is motivation where the learner needs to know why they should invest time and effort to complete a course, e.g. knowledge development to reach goals in the working life or private, including receiving certification when the course is completed. Secondly, stimulus, how to… Continue reading