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The benefits of learning to code at old adult age, new research from UC

eLearningworld News A new, probably the first, research study on people of the age of 60+ that is learning to code, has been published by the cognitive scientist, Philip Guo at University of California, San Diego. It is based on a survey that included 504 users of pythontutor.com between the ages of 60 and 85 from 52 different countries. The results show on what motivated older adults to learn coding was both age-related and non-age-related reasons. … Continue reading

Making lifelong learning relevant as an integrated part life, a MIT solution

eLearningworld News How can you make lifelong learning an integrated part of your life? MIT’s WaitChatter suite’s solution, a Google Chrome extension for Gchat, is an interaction design that focuses on the micro-moments when you have time available. The suite includes vocabulary exercises in French or Spanish that you answer while you’re waiting for your conversation partner to respond in Gchat or in other moments of waiting. Carrie Cai, a PhD student at MIT’s CSAIL, … Continue reading

New survey about Germans view of the future working life until 2030s

eLearningworld News According to a new survey initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) people have mixed feelings about the profound transformation and digitization of working life. 58 percent of respondents expect that jobs are lost due to the impending changes, which will cause unrest, and that the difference between high and low salaries will increase (83 percent). The main solution to this insecurity is, according to 90 percent, lifelong learning, … 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

Magic of Learning Design Guide

eLearningworld advicestory 70/20/10, these numbers are magic in the field of workable learning design. The model 70/20/10 was created by researchers at the Center for Creative Leadership and state that a learning environment should consist of 70% direct work-related exercises, 20% interaction with other learners and 10% formal education. The model is based on research of successful managers and besides leadership education it also often works as a great guide for learning design of lifelong … Continue reading

Latest News: LifeLong Learning – Proposal for Mandatory Education for Adults

eLearningworld News from Nordic Countries The former Danish European Union Commissioner Poul Nielson writes the following on behalf of the Nordic Council: “The Nordic governments should commit to the principle of introducing mandatory adult and continuing training for everybody in the labour markets in the Nordic region and, together with the social partners, should decide to implement experimental activities via joint pilot projects as described here in the two basic models for implementation of the … Continue reading

Latest News: Top Education Nation to export Vocational Training degrees

eLearningworld News from Finland The quality of Finland’s educational system is admired all over the world. Now the Finnish Government is preparing a new law that makes it possible to export vocational training services including degrees. The focus is to export the flexible independent graduation method where students can graduate from the basis of their former work experience. However, most students participate in preparation courses before the final examination. The concept includes both basic- and … Continue reading

Latest News: Lifelong Learning – New research shows the impact of learning a new language

eLearningworld News from Scotland Research from the University of Edinburgh carried out with students of all ages shows that learning a new language not only develop a new vital skill, it also improves a person’s attention. Already, within a week of study improvements starts to appear and with regular practice the progress will continue. The study includes 33 students aged 18 to 78 students that was taking part in a one-week Scottish Gaelic course and … Continue reading

Latest News: Yale For Life – Organising LifeLong Learning in practice

eLearningworld News from US Yale University is inviting parents to students and old students back to campus with the offer that for a week of intensive seminar study and life at Yale re-experience the student time. The 78 years old Andy Libka that is one of the student’s at seminars this year is saying to Yale News: “It is a reconnection with the university like no other, and allows all of Yale’s treasures to be … Continue reading

Latest News: Engaging Lifelong Learning – How to make it more integrated

eLearningworld News from US The society that is developing after the industrial society often has been described as the knowledge society. Since the engines in this society are the individual’s knowledge and skills. This furthermore means that lifelong learning never has been as important as it is today. In addition technological development makes education take new shapes with new methods. Gretchen Rubin is analysing this development in her new book “On managing yourself” and how … Continue reading