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Google’s AI finds the answer to your question in the world’s library of books

eLearningworld News “Talk to Books” is a new form of search where you ask questions and Google’s AI reads and selects small pieces of different books that produce the answer. This is a new kind of search where using sentences will in most cases get better results than using keywords, since the AI is trained to understand human conversations. It handles everything from more trivial questions to global problem. The library that the AI is… Continue reading

Flipping the classroom, innovative Learning Hub shows the way

eLearningworld News The Arc is a new innovative learning hub equipped with the latest tools for flipping the classroom. It is now being launched by the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (NTU Singapore) and includes 56 smart classrooms. In the flipped classroom students learn the course content online before class. Then in class, the time is devoted to collaborative learning with their professors and other students. The goal is that at least 50 percent of… 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

Gamification in Practice in Schools and a Museum

eLearningworld News How to improve language learning in school? In a EU funded project via the Erasmus+ programme, partner schools from Malta, Spain, Poland, Greece, Turkey and Italy are exploring the opportunities. The driving forces on the gamified learning area in comparison with traditional pedagogy is engaging storytelling, problem-solving and using strategies, playing by the rules and gaining points as the pupil progress. The languages the pupils learn is English and German as a second… 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

Mobile Technology forms the equalizing bridge – but how to help people cross that bridge

eLearningworld News Mobile technology can be an equalizer of educational- and other social opportunities in developing countries. However, to make this develop into a true success story, human centric learning design and digital literacy training is crucial for the development. This is the main conclusion of Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) that are working with three different social enterprises in Kenya, Nigeria, and the Philippines that are using mobile technology in their local communities.… 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

Taking 3D-printing to the next level

eLearningworld News 3D-printing is seen as one of the most vital technologies in building Industry 4.0. But still the usefulness can be questioned since cost-effective 3D-printers only print one material at the time. This limits its the scope of production dramatically. Even a more advanced 3D-printer that can manage three materials (cost around $250 000) still have great limitation and are far from automatic. However, these obstacles can soon be a thing of the past… Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence to improve treatment of Cancer

eLearningworld News The expectations are now high among researchers that IBM’s Watson can become the bridge to improve treatment of cancer dramatically. “We have to change our whole behavior in looking at tumors. We are missing too much and too often treatment does not work for patients. With Watson, all oncogenes become targets.” says Dr. Ravindra Kolhe, breast and molecular pathologist and director of the Georgia Esoteric & Molecular Labs LLC in the Department of… Continue reading

Design thinking in India in the 60s and today

eLearningworld News National Institute of Design (NID) in India was set up in 1961 and became a pioneer in the field with important influences from the German design schools of Ulm and Bauhaus. The pedagogy was from start set on bridging aesthetic of art and the practice of the industry. This included using different materials creatively and in surprising fields of use. Mihir Bholey, a senior faculty of National Institute of Design, writes in the… Continue reading