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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

Developing an ICT-enabled public sector in the EU and Entrepreneurship

The EU Commission’s action plan to digitalise the European public sector until 2020 includes an ambitious vision of providing borderless, personalised, user-friendly, end-to-end digital public services to all citizens and businesses in the EU. The plan is based on the following principles: 1. Digital should be default for public services with a one-stop-shop via different channels. 2. Once only principle, where citizens and businesses only should need to supply the same information once to a public … Continue reading

Entrepreneurship, Social welfare services and the Internet of Things

eLearningworld News The Norwegian government invites social entrepreneurs to collaborate to build and improve today’s and future social services. Jan Tore Sanner, Minister of Innovation, commented in the following way: ”We have a good welfare society and a good social security net. Nevertheless, some people we do not manage to help, and some do not find their solution in the public welfare system. Therefore innovation, plurality and flexibility is very important.” In this way, the … Continue reading

Collaborative learning in the working life

Developing problem-solving competence is to a large extent the foundation of learning in the working life. This also means ability to explore new possibilities and improve the performance, both when it comes to action as well as interaction. The aim of pedagogy would be to train the student’s entrepreneurial skills in real life situations. The method that often is termed collaborative learning works great for both self-studies as well as for project-based learning in a … Continue reading

Entrepreneurship on all levels while integrating in the Digital Age

The term “Industrie 4.0” originates from the high-tech strategy of the German government, which promotes the digitization of manufacturing. The term after the introduction in 2011 rapidly became generally acknowledged and used all over the world. Industrie 4.0 has been followed by SME 4.0 and Teaching 4.0 in Germany, and the terms has gained ground and flourished from a more general active entrepreneurial spirit. A favourable mood that call for an active (and successful) integration of new citizens, a … Continue reading

Latest News: Preparing students for the future with entrepreneurship education

eLearningworld News from Luxembourg The Luxembourg Minister of Education, Claude Meisch, and Secretary of State of Economy, Francine Closener, presented November 7, 2016 the project “Promoting entrepreneurship in secondary education “. The core of the project is to encourage the development of entrepreneurial schools that not only focus on theories of the relationship with the economic and social world around them, but also help students develop transferable entrepreneurial skills in practice. Minister Claude Meisch explains: … Continue reading

Latest News: Publishing 4.0, according to research from FAU

eLearningworld News from Germany Researchers from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Erlangen-Nürnberg, are in a new study developing ten proposals to provide publishers with inspiration to concepts to new business models with required content and IT infrastructure. The inspiration comes from general research on industry 4.0 that is being applied on the publishing industry’s prerequisites. “The key element of publishing 4.0 is the customer-driven approach,” Jörn Fahsel, said, he is a doctoral candidate at Institute of Book Studies … Continue reading

Latest News: Pressing the On-button for a citywide Internet of Things network

eLearningworld News from UK Digital Catapult backed by the UK Government is now rolling out a free-to-use London-wide internet of things network. It is one of the first in the world to cover such big area, besides an IoT-network in the Netherlands and one in South Korea. The vision behind the investment is besides a platform for IoT-services also that it should work as an open environment for IoT-startups and -innovation. The IoT network has … 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: EU Commission eyeing how to boost the European sharing economy

eLearningworld News from EU The EU Commission has identified the developing sharing/collaborative economy as an important engine for entrepreneurship, innovation, job creation and growth. Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, said: “Europe’s next unicorn could stem from the collaborative economy. Our role is to encourage a regulatory environment that allows new business models to develop while protecting consumers and ensuring fair taxation and employment conditions.” The Commission is looking for … Continue reading