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Several dimensions of Vocational Education improves with Edtech, pilot project shows

eLearningworld News Ten Danish vocational schools has participated in the pilot project ”IT as pedagogic tool in vocational education”. The main result of the data that has been systematically collected is that 1. using IT in vocational education increases the students motivation och engagement, 2. IT improves the diversity in the education, which makes it better adapt to different learning styles, 3. edtech form a bridge between the education in school and the internship at… Continue reading

New approaches to develop design skills and build motivation

What can a museum do to develop design skills? As a matter of fact, it could be a dynamic creative space to such skills development. In this spirit, Victoria and Albert Museum in London is launching a school project with the mission to “promote design education for the future” that is called DesignLab Nation. The museum focus on promoting crafts skills from the heritage of manufacturing and design in industrial cities, thereby the project is… Continue reading

Latest News: Gamification of products and services leads to health benefits

eLearningworld News from US New research from the University of New Mexico shows significant benefits of including gamification mechanics in products and services. It both triggers inner-motivation as well as health benefits. Professor Nick Flor at Anderson School of Management explains: “Primitive humans evolved an innate affinity for playing games, because games allowed them to practice and develop in a safe environment, those mental and physical skills necessary for survival when actually fighting, hunting or… Continue reading

Latest News: Basics of Learning Design for effective Knowledge Development

eLearningworld News from the World RK Prasad, the founder and CEO of CommLab India, identify in a new article on ATD five basic elements for successful technology enhanced learning design. The first is motivation where the learner needs to know why they should invest time and effort to complete a course, e.g. knowledge development to reach goals in the working life or private, including receiving certification when the course is completed. Secondly, stimulus, how to… Continue reading

Latest News: Workplace environment’s impact on your brain’s functionality

eLearningworld News from US New research from Florida University shows that the working environment can have long-term impact on employees’ performance. Both lack of stimulation and if the workplace is unclean has negative effects. The research is based on data from 4963 adults in the ages 32 to 84 from the 48 contiguous states with 47 percent male and 53 percent female. The study was published in June issue of the Journal of Occupational and… Continue reading

Latest News: Using Cognitive Science to improve Marketing

eLearningworld News from UK Data Science Institute that is a part of Imperial College in London and Jaywing, marketing specialist agency, has launched a collaboration with focus on exploring “cognitive responses to marketing stimuli”. The Institute’s Data Observatory facility opened November 2015 that equipped with advanced neuroscience techniques directed identifying reasons behind consumers decisions to buy and which brain areas that is involved. Martin Brody, Jaywing CEO, commented the new collaboration in the following way:… Continue reading

Latest News: Bachelor’s degree as likely as any lower level education to lead to lifelong learning

eLearningworld News from US A survey from Gallup shows that only Postgraduates is more likely to attend a LifeLong Learning-approach in comparison to all lower levels of education. Despite the universities aim on promoting a lifelong learning-approach to the student, not even on the Bachelor-degree-level there seems to generate more lifelong learners. The Gallup-survey includes 170 000 US adult citizens and was performed during the year of 2014. However, another survey Gallup-Purdue Index where 30,000+… Continue reading

Study Motivation and eLearning … A summary

  The following series of articles is about the characteristics of a motivating study environment that is based on eLearning. But it will also show how the student’s own driving forces affect the learning in such an environment. Below some of the results will be presented that will be analysed in the following articles. Intrinsic study motivation Research shows that powerful intrinsic study motivation has little or no effect on the study result! However, there are… Continue reading