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Taking the lead to build 21th Century School

eLearningworld News from Helsinki, Finland Many trend reports are being published in the beginning of the year on education in general as well as edtech, but many of the most workable innovations are already implemented in the Finnish schools. In an interview with Pasi Silander, Digitalization Leader of the City of Helsinki, Finland, by eGov Innovation, four essential points for the success of the Finnish school is presented: 1. Learner-centred education-environment where the pedagogy is … 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 However, today this is a truth with modification since knowledge becomes outdated much faster than before.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

Latest News: Emotional Intelligence key to a successful Working Life

eLearningworld News from US Let your senses guide you, embrace self-awareness/adaptability, collaboration/collegiality and empathy, in other words, use your emotional intelligence (EQ), and success in your working life will come your way. These are the advice in Harvard Business Review by James Runde, the author of the book UNEQUALED, with 40 years of experience from Morgan Stanley, today as  vice chairman. He writes: “Without EQ, it’s likely that you will be your firm’s “best-kept secret” … Continue reading

Latest News: Growth hacking trends in Scientific Publishing

Bruce Y. Lee writes in Forbes an excellent article about scientific publishing as a weapon against fake news etc. He identifies five trends that form the engine of the growth of scientific publishing, e.g. that investors, policymakers and businesses need better ways to make sense of all scientific results since science is becoming increasingly complex and knows no national borders, the scholars’ republic that we have written earlier on eLearningworld. In the end, it comes down … 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: New five year teacher education and digitization in focus

eLearningworld News from Norway The Norwegian Government wants to transform the teacher education to a five year program that better corresponds to todays and future working life. A special focus is set to attract more foreign teacher students to Norwegian universities. The aim is that the new teacher education program will start from the autumn 2017. The Minster of Education, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen earlier this year introduced the vision in the following way: “We must … 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: Strong focus on digitization and VET gives innovation and jobs

eLearningworld News from Germany Strong focus on the needs of digitization and adapted education is strengthening innovation and gives high employment rates, this year’s OECD report “Education at a Glance 2016” shows about Germany. The positive employment results are closely linked to the strengths of the training system in Germany. The government terms this, vocational education training 4.0 (VET 4.0), that is referring to preparation for Industry 4.0, meaning a digitized and to a larger … 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