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Rethinking Math – getting the numbers right or solving problems

In the TV-series Numbers Professor of Mathematics, Charlie Eppes is helping FBI to solve crimes with his special knowledge and skills. One can perhaps question the TV-series title since the core is not the numbers in itself but how to use them to solve in this case crimes. But it could be practically anything in the society and nature. Below is a scene from Numbers about the Game Theory and the principle of prisoners dilemma… Continue reading

Training 4.0 – Introducing a new virtual vision for vocational training

eLearningworld News As the government that first introduced Industry 4.0, the German government now is putting Training 4.0 into practice. The focus is to support the use of virtual reality- and augmented reality technologies to improve the visualisation and the learning by doing environment for vocational training and to boost understanding. Thomas Rachel, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research comments in the following way: “Training 4.0 opens up new opportunities… Continue reading

Boosting qualitative and effective apprenticeships in Europe

eLearningworld News The European Commission has identified 14 criteria that EU countries and stakeholders should use to develop qualitative and effective apprenticeships across Europe. The criteria includes learning and working conditions, like written contract; learning outcomes, pedagogical support, pay and/or compensation, as well as work, health and safety conditions. Other criteria concerns framework conditions, like regulatory framework, support for companies and career guidance. The Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen,… Continue reading

Open Creativity – Building a Public Makerspace

eLearningworld News Learning by doing in creative work is the spirit of the digital age, and it in this spirit the Ashland Innovation Center opened last month. The center is equipped with laser cutters, 3D printers and other high-tech tools, and are at moment open to high school students in all Ashland’s schools, but the goal is to open it to the whole Ashland Community. Besides access to the makerspace tools the center offers workshops… Continue reading

Building a humanities science lab

eLearningworld News from Indiana University In a natural science, a lab is a common part of the education to experiment, explore, calculate, ask and answer questions in a trial and error mode. But in the humanities sciences, this form of learning by doing pedagogy is very rare. Since before the breakthrough of digital technologies the humanities science “lab” was generally the library. Now in the digital age, a great example of taking advantage of the… Continue reading

Latest News: Augmented Reality forms a bridge between informal- and formal Learning

eLearningworld News from Finland A research project of Helsinki University with focus on the use of Augmented Reality (AR) technology for learning and directed on the motivational and cognitive aspects shows promising results. The outcome is based 146 participants, 12-year old Finnish pupils, that was visiting a science centre exhibition. Professor Hannu Salmi from the University of Helsinki comments: “Several ICT-based educational materials are old-fashioned. The text-books have only been converted into digital form. However,… Continue reading

Latest News: What Millennials find most important in a Workplace

eLearningworld News from US The most important bonus Millennials want in their working life, according to new research from Bersin by Deloitte, is not cash bonuses or greater vacation allowances, but instead it is more relevant training and development (T&D) opportunities. 22% preferred T&D before more flexible hours (19%), cash bonuses (14%) and greater vacation allowances (8%). 66% of the Millennials also want to be creative in their workplace and 80% want appraisals on their… 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: Future Cities goes to School

eLearningworld News from the World By 2050, over 80 percent of Europeans are projected to live in towns or cities and the trend of people that is moving to the cities is similar all over the world. But what will the future cities look like? Cara Morton, professor at Washington State University has bypassed this question to middle school students by hosting a competition to design the future city. This is a task to put… Continue reading

Latest News: Edtech intensive Learning Rooms making your mistakes known

eLearningworld News from US A TEIL Classroom (technology enhanced interactive learning) is directed on problem-based learning where the students work in groups to solve a multitude of problems with support of interactive tools. This learning approach makes the experience more similar to the working life where every mistake is signalled to all in the room. It is an innovative environment of trial and error, where the student not only learns from his own or the… Continue reading