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Mentorspace to make education entrepreneurial with digital as a power source

eLearningworld News Kista Mentorspace is a resource at the KTH ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY in Stockholm where students from different fields meet to bring life to their knowledge and skills with digital technology.  But it is also open to business and other organisations as well as teachers in primary and secondary school to help them integrate digital solutions in their field of work. The goal is to develop an environment of digital creation and entrepreneurship… Continue reading

Promoting entrepreneurial education ahead of 1st European Education Summit

eLearningworld News Developing an entrepreneurial skill- and mindset is a key competence that supports social and economic well being, and is at the same time a required skill on todays and the future labour market. The European Commission that January 25 is arranging the first EU Education Summit ever with the aim to “laying the foundations of the European Education Area: for an innovative, inclusive and values based education”. Besides the opening statement by Tibor… Continue reading

Adding pieces together to form a European Education Area

eLearningworld News The EU Commission’s ambitions plan to develop a European Education Area is taking shape. Before the EU meeting in Gothenburg November 17 the EU Commission now is presenting eleven points for further integration and to inject the spirit of success stories like student exchange programmes like Erasmus+ to build a European Education Area. The purpose is that the EU Commission believes that education and culture can be important tools to fight several of… 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

Mission to accelerate innovation by Small- and Medium-sized Business

eLearningworld News SMEs’ are identified as today’s and even more the future’s main engines of the economy. But a bottleneck in this development is that SMEs’ not have the same capability as big companies to prepare and perform research and development project. Especially in the beginning of a project when there is a lot of risk involved. In this perspective the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is launching the initiative “Innovative SMEs”.… Continue reading

The Perfect Match for Playful StartUps

eLearningworld News MIT develops new ways to support startup-companies directed on virtual reality and augmented reality. In January this year, the MIT Game Lab in collaboration with Bayview Labs and the Seraph Group, announced the launch of Play Labs. The first 13 startups was selected in June where they received $20 000 as an initial investment. Now the “graduation” event to show their accomplishments have taken place with a wide range of VR- and AR… 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

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